Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple or Suryanarayana Temple is located on the banks of Tulyabhaga (Antharvahini), a tributary of River Godavari in Gollala Mamidada, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Sri Rama, the seventh avatar of Sri Vishnu. The temple is notable for its unique architecture and two huge gopurams measuring 160-170 feet (49-52 m) and 200-210 feet (61-64 m). The temple’s gopurams are adorned with intricately carved statues depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavatam.
The temple is also known as ‘Chinna Bhadradi’ or the ‘Little Bhadrachalam’. It is one of the two most popular Sri Rama temples in Andhra Pradesh along with Sri Kodandarama temple in Vontimitta.
Sri Rama Navami is the most important festival celebrated in the temple and features an annual wedding ceremony for Sri Rama and Sita Devi. The other important festivals are Vaikunta Ekadasi and Vijayadasami.
Gollala Mamidada Suryanarayana Temple History:
The Gollala Mamidada Temple was founded in 1920 by Sri Kovvuri Basivi Reddy, Gollala Mamidada’s zamindar, among 16 acres of grass fields and coconut palms near the Antharvahini river.
The locations of the paintings of Surya namaskar are seen on the walls at the entrance of the Gollala Mamidada Suryanarayana Temple. From the mirror inside the top of the Gopuram Gollala Mamidada Temple, a small idol of Lord Krishna can be seen. The temple’s exterior walls are sculpted with various depictions of gods.
Gollala Mamidada Suryanarayana Temple Timings:
Morning: 6.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 4.00 PM to 8.30 PM
Gollalamamidada Rama Temple Address:
Sri Surya Narayana Temple,
East Godavari District,