Bikkavolu Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi temple or Sri Golingeswara Swami Temple or Siddhi Vinayaka Temple has located 30 km from Kakinada, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. The presiding deity is Lord Vinayaka and is 11 feet tall and is Swayambhu (self-manifested). This is the biggest statue in the history of Eastern Chalukyan Sculpture. It is believed that the idol was installed during 849 AD and has been increasing its size year by year. Here the devotees whisper their wishes in the lord’s ear. The other fascinating thing is the water that comes out from the bottom portion of the left leg of the lord.
Till the time of Ganesha Vijaditya, this idol had a single pair of arms but during the course of time, an additional pair of arms was introduced.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for ten-day in a grand manner.
Bikkavolu Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple:
Morning: 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Evening: 4:00 PM to 9:00
Between 12:00 Noon to 4.00 PM and from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM the temple remains closed.
Bikkavolu Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple History:
The temple was constructed during 849 AD – 892 AD by the Chalukya Kings of the eastern region. Bikkavolu Ganapati was found as a self-incarnation in a field and was seen by a farmer who was plowing a long time ago. Thus, bikkavolu Ganesh temple had been built in the same place as the shrine and the best miracle that can be noticed even today is that here the bikkavolu Vinayaka grows by an inch or so or two centimeters every year which passes and from a simple coconut at the time. and now he has grown a few feet high.
How to reach Bikkavolu Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple
The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 39 km.
Rajahmundry Railway station is 34 km and Kakinada Railway station is 30 km away from the temple.
Bikkavolu is easily reachable from Rajahmundry and Kakinada Bus Stand.
Bikkavolu Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple Address:
Bikkavolu Vinayaka Temple,
Bikkavolu Village and Mandal,
East Godavari district,
Andhra Pradesh – 533344.