Mopidevi Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mopidevi Temple Daily Poojas:
Pancha Haarathi, chathurvedhaswasthi – 6:30 PM daily.
Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam (For 2 Persons)
Abhishekam – Near Abhiseka Mandapam (For 2 Persons)
Sarva Dosha Nivarana Pooja
Paala Pongallu (on Gas Stove)
Astra Seat Namarchana
Naga Sila Pratishta Pooja (2 Days)
Mopidevi Temple History:
According to holy texts, Vindhya Mountain, at one time became overconfident in its strength and began to grow upwards. It went up to the planet Ravi. With this, darkness surmounted all over and all mortals and immortals including every flora and fauna suffered in darkness. Gods prayed to Sage Agasthya to somehow humble the Vindhya Mountain. Sage Agasthya is known to have attained divine powers through severe penance. He was staying in Varanasi at that time. He accepted the request of Devas, Sage Agasthya started towards the mountain Vindhya from Northern India. Vidhya Mountain is the border between North India and South India. Knowing in advance about the arrival of Sage Agasthya, the Vindhya Mountain humbled himself to the lowest level so as to give way to the sage. While crossing the Vindhya Mountain, Sage Agasthya has taken a promise from Vindhyaa to be in a humbled state till he returns from his tour of Southern India. But the sage did not return. He settled in South India. Waiting for ages together, Vidhya Mountain remained humbled even today.
Sage Agasthya along with his retinue had the occasion to pass through the place, where Lord Subrahmanyeswara did severe penance. He identified the place and said that this area is covered by Tigers and from here if we go towards the Eastern direction, one can find the divine temple of Lord Kumaraswamy known as Subrahmanyeswara. By visiting this temple with devotion, one can get earning all through life and also attain salvation. It is pertinent to note that the presiding deity of Vijayawada Kanaka Durga rides on Tiger.
Lord Subrahmanyeswara is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. While Lord Subrahmanyeswara was in her womb, Goddess Parvathi could not bear the power of the foetus and hence transferred the same to Ganga Devi. Ganga also could not bear the power of the fetus and hence the fetus slipped into the reed grass. Six female minor deities called Krittika took care of the embryo. Imbibing the strengths of both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi, Lord Subrahmanyeswara was born in the month of Margasiramasam on Shashti day of waxing Moon with six heads, twelve hands, lot of brilliance, luster and the radiance of Sun. Devotees especially worship Lord Subrahmanyeswara on the days of Ashada Sukla Panchami, Naga Panchami, Nagaula Chaviti and Shashti.
Rahu Ketu Dosha Puja At Mopidevi Temple:
Many devotees visit the Mopidevi temple and worship Lord Subrahmanyeswar Swamy as a remedy for Rahu Ketu Dosha and Sarpa Dosha.
Festivals Celebrated in Mopidevi Temple:
- Ashtotthara Shatha Kalashaabhishekapoorvaka Kalyana Maala held on Kruthika Nakshathra Day – Rs. 2500/-
- Mahothsavs – between Maagha Suddha Chavithi till Maagha Ashtami.
- Maha Shiva Raathri
- Ugadhi – Telugu New Year
- Pavithrothsav – Aadi Kruthika (Aashada Kruthika) Swamy Janma Nakshathra.
- Vinayaka Chavithi
- Nagula Chavithi
- Jwala Thoranam
- Laksha Bilwaarchana
- Shri Subrahmanya Sashti
How to Reach Mopidevi Temple :
By Air: The nearest airport is Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh. From Gannavaram one can choose to travel by Bus or by hiring a private taxi.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Repalle railway station.
By Road: Mopidevi is on the Vijayawada-Avanigadda road line. There are number of buses from Vijayawada to Avanigadda. It takes around two hours from Vijayawada by bus via kankipadu, vuyyuru, pamarru and challapalli. Vijayawada-Nagayalanka buses also go through Mopidevi. Alternatively, share autos are available from Repalle railway station directly to Mopidevi temple. It takes hardly 20–30 minutes (since the penumudi bridge is opened in 2006). This is the best option for those who prefer Train (Guntur/Tenali to Repalle) over a bus.
Temples Near Mopidevi:
Hamsaladeevi Venugopala Swamy Temple (35 km)
Pedakallepalli Durga Nageswara Swamy Temple (8 km)
Srikakuleswara Swamy Temple in Srikakulam (18 km)
Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada (77 km)
Mopidevi Temple Address:
Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Devasthanam,
Mopidevi – Mandal
Andhra Pradesh – 521125.
Mopidevi Temple Phone Numbers:
Devasthanam Phone Number – (+91) 08671 257240
Executive Officer (Office) – (+91) 08671 257240