Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
On the banks of River Gauthami, a branch of River Godavari, flanked by striking farms, wide spread paddy fields, cattle grazing and ploughing the lush fields surrounded by coconut gardens stands proud, the Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple of Muramalla. It is believed that devotees who still haven’t got married, who find it difficult to get good proposals, get married with just a mere visit to this temple. Not only that, childless couples, and couples who do not get along will find respite here.
It is not an unknown fact that Lord Shiva was enraged when he came to know that Sati had immolated herself unable to bear the humiliation her father, Daksha Prajapathi had meted out to her during the Yagyna. Upon hearing the news of Sati’s immolation, Shiva’s anger knew no bounds and performed the "Tandava" (the dance of destruction) and forcibly plucked out a lock of his hair from his matted locks and threw to the ground. A huge volcano leaped from the spot and from the fire came – Veerabhadra Swamy "Shiva’s anger personified". From every spark of fire from the volcano arose another smaller volcano and from it came out a smaller figure resembling Veerabhadra Swamy. An army of millions of Veerabhadras marched towards Daksha Prajapathi’s palace as they only knew death and vengeance. They destroyed whatever they saw. Finally,
Veerabhadra Swamy found Daksha Prajapathi and cut off his head. But Prasuti, the wife of Daksha, prayed to Lord Shiva for her husband’s life. Shiva granted it and Veerabhadra Swamy placed a goat’s head on Daksha’s body. But even after this, Veerabhadra Swamy could not be pacified. Fearing this, the revered saints and other Gods prayed to Sri Maha Vishnu to pacify Veerabhadra Swamy. Sri Maha Vishnu in the disguise of Lord Narasimha Swamy went to meet Veerabhadra Swamy. But Veerabhadra Swamy caught Lord Narasimha Swamy by the waist and refused to let go. Leaving his avatar of Lord Narasimha Swamy, Sri Maha Vishnu informed Lord Brahma, the creator about Veerabhadra Swamy. The great Trinity viz. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva along with the other Gods prayed to Adi Parashakthi. She then sent Bhadrakali- a form/avatar (out of 16 forms/avatars) of Adi Parashakthi. Bhadrakali approached Veerabhadra Swamy in the disguise of a young girl. Seeing her Veerabhadra Swamy pacified. With the blessings of all the saints, Gods, and the Trinity (Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva), Sri Veerabhadra Swamy and Bhadrakali were married according to Gandharva Vivaham custom. Since then, the priests here have been performing the Kalyanam (the celestial wedding) everyday in the early hours as well as at night, where Veerabhadra Swamy is dressed up as a bridegroom which is then followed by Pavalimpu Seva. It is believed that Veerabhadra Swamy gets angry if marriage ritual is not performed. So, the priests do it in a traditional way wherein they take the deities around the village before performing the kalyanam.
FESTIVALS AND POOJAS
|POOJAS||Nandi Vahana Kalyanam||Bahari Kalyanam||Maktha Kalyanam||Nandi Vahana Shasvatha Kalyanam||Bahari Shasvatha Kalyanam||Maktha Shasvatha Kalyanam|
|POOJAS||Gau (cow)Pooja||Panchamrutha Abhishekam|
|POOJAS||Rudra Homam||Chandi Homam||Lakshapatri Pooja|
|POOJAS||Brahmotsavam||Laksha Rudraksha Pooja||Pushkaranadi Jalabhishekam|
Apart from these one can also avail facilities like:
|FACILITIES||Upanayanam||Vivaham (wedding)||Keshakhandanam||Video Shooting||Vivaha Mandapam||Annaprasana|
It doesn’t have many options regarding stays except for 4 rooms. So, the best option would be to stay in either Amalapuram or Kakinada or Rajahmundry.
HOW TO REACH
Muramalla can be accessed by road only. It is at a distance of approx. 37 kms from Kakinada via Coringa-Tallarevu-Yanam-Yedurlanka. From Amalapuram it is about 23 kms via Anaatavaram-Mummidivaram and from Rajahmundry it is about 75 kms via Kadiam-Tapeswaram-Mandapeta-Machavaram-Draksharamam-Kuyyeru-Yanam-Yedurlanka.
For enquiries, bookings, and other information
To The Executive Officer Sri Veereswara Swamy Vari Devastanam MURAMULLA- 533220 I.POLAVARAM EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT
Call: 9391427360 9494158846 08856-278424 08856-278136