Mopidevi Temple or Lord Subrahmanyeswar Swamy Temple is in the village of Mopidevi, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Lord Subrahmanyeswar Swamy Temple is around 80 km from Vijayawada and 30 km from Machilipatnam. Here Sri Subramanya Swamy is in Lingam form (Shiva Lingam).
Mopidevi Temple is famous for Childless Couples for Childbirth, Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja, Rahu Ketu Dosha Pooja, and Anapathya dosha puja for the relief of Vision, Ear related problems, cure for skin-related diseases, good life partner and Annaprasana. Devotes strongly believe that if couples sleep in Mopidevi Temple for a night they will be blessed with children.
Mopidevi Lord Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mopidevi Subrahmanyea Swamy Temple History:
Sthala Puranas says that Sri Subrahmanyeswar Swamy in the lingam form is a Swayambhu means self-manifested.
Veeravarapu Parvathalu is a pot maker and a great devotee of Karthikeya Swamy. One day when he was sleeping, Lord Subramanya Swamy came into his dreams and there is a lingam in the anthill in the village of Mopidevi. The next day Veeravarapu Parvathalu the villagers about his dream. The villagers went to the place indicated by the lord and started to dig up the anthill, Surprisingly they found the Swayambhu Lingam, later they kept the Lingam on the anthill and began worshiping the Swayambhu Lingam. Parvathalu constructed some more idols of Nandi, Cock and Garuda with clay, which was considered very dear to Lord Saravana. After finishing he baked all the idols in the Bhatti (furnace) so the clay idols will become hard.
Four Deva rishis named Sankara, Sanakasa, Sanatkumara, Sanatsujata are well known for their firm devotion and spiritual knowledge. The four rishis are unethical and appear like five-year kids to others. They remain naked without covering their bodies as they were not aware of worldly matters. One day they went to Kailash to worship Lord Shiva, Sachi Devi, Swaha Devi, Goddess Saraswathi and Goddess Lakshmi also arrived at the same time. On the lap of Parvathi Devi, Karthikeya was sitting
Karthikeya as a child was confused at the two varieties of fully clothed gods and goddesses on the one side the nude Deva rishis, he laughs in a silly childish way.
On seeing this Parvathi Devi scolds Karthikeya for his foolish behavior. Later, on realizing his mistake Lord Subramanya Swamy takes permission from Parvathi Devi to do penance to get rid of the blemish. Lord Subramanya Swamy did the penance in the form of a snake to disguise for many years and successfully cleansed himself of foolishness. The place where Lord Subrahmanyeswar Swami did penance became popular and now it is called Mopidevi.
According to ancient texts once Vindhya mountain became overconfident in its strength and started growing towards the sky.
It went up to the planet Sun. With this, darkness everywhere became mortals and immortals including every flora and fauna suffered darkness.
All the Devatas prayed to Sage Agasthya to humble the Vindhya Mountain somehow or the other.
Sage Agasthya is known to have gained divine powers through severe penance. He was at Varanasi at that time, the sage accepts the request of the devatas and started towards South India from North India towards Vidhya mountain. Vidhya mountain lies between South India and North India. After knowing the arrival of Sage Agasthya, the Vindhya mountain attained its original size to give way to the sage. While crossing the mountain the Sage took a promise from Vindhya mountain to the same height till he returns. But Sage Agasthya settles in South India. Waiting for ages together, Vidhya mountain remained the same height even today.
Sage Agasthya along with his assistants had the occasion to pass through this place, where Lord Subrahmanya in the form of Linga (Subrahmanyeswar) did severe penance. He identifies the place and said that the area is covered by Tigers and from here if we go towards the Eastern direction, one can find the holy temple of Lord Subrahmanya which is known as Lord Subrahmanyeswar Swamy.
By visiting this temple with devotion, one can get earnings all through life and likewise attain salvation.
How to reach Mopidevi Temple:
By Road: APSRTC Busses are available from Vijayawada on Avanigadda line, via Kankipadu, Vuyyuru, Pamarru and Challapalli. It’s 75 km from Vijayawada. From Machilipatnam its 30 km to Mopidevi Temple.
By Rail: Repalle Station is the nearest Railway station and is just 20 minutes of the journey by auto to reach the Temple.
Nearest Railway Station:
Guntur Junction 76 KM.
Krishna 80 KM.
Repalle 12 KM.
Machilipatnam 52 KM.
Nearest Airport to Mopidevi:
Vijayawada Airport 64 KM.
Tadepalligudem Airport 142 KM.
Rajahmundry Airport 192 KM.
Mopidevi Subrahmanya Temple Address:
Mopidevi Sri Subrahmanyeswar Swamy Devasthanam,
Mopidevi Village, Mopidevi Mandal,
Krishna District – 521 125, Andhra Pradesh.
Executive Officer: 08671 257240
Office: 08671 257240
Other Temple numbers (08671) 257240, (08671) 257370