The Sri Bala Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple is situated in the Krishna District’s Mopidevi Mandal’s Mopidevi Village. In the state of Telugu, there is a well-known Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple. Every day, devotees from all over the world come to this Mopidevi temple. About 70 kilometres separate this temple in Andhra Pradesh from Vijayawada. It is well-served by buses and trains that travel from all across the nation.
Legend of Mopidevi Temple:
Sanatsujata, Sanakasa, Sanatkumara, and Shankara were the four deva rishis renowned for their saintly insight and unflinching devotion. They lack morality. Some people seem to be five years old all the time. Because they are nude and have no clothing on, they have an extremely distant awareness of worldly things. They visit Kailash once in order to worship Lord Shiva. Additionally there at the same time were Sachi Devi, Swaha Devi, Saraswati Devi, and Lakshmi Devi. By then, Subrahmanyeshwar is perched on his mother Parvati Devi’s lap. When he was younger, Lord Subrahmanyeshwar chuckled naively at the difference between the fully dressed deities on the one side and the naked deva sages on the other. Goddess Parvati held Subrahmanyeshwar accountable for his ignorance. Subrahmanyeshwar later acknowledges his wrongdoing and requests permission to atone for it by performing penance. For many years, Subrahmanyeshvara would take on the guise of a snake as a penance, eventually conquering his stupidity. This penance site used by Subrahmanyeshwar was subsequently named ‘Mopidevi’.
Mopidevi Temple History:
Potter Veeravarapu Parvathalu is a devoted follower of Karthikeya Swamy. He was asleep one night when Lord Subramanya Swamy entered his dreams, showing him that the Mopidevi village had an anthill with a lingam in it. Veeravarapu Parvathalu told the villagers about his dream the following day. The villagers followed the lord’s instructions and dug up an anthill. To their surprise, they discovered a Swayambhu Lingam there. They kept the Lingam there and thereafter started to worship it. Parvathalu, who was highly esteemed by Lord Saravana, created other clay statues of Nandi, Cock, and Garuda. When he was done, he fired all of the idols in the furnace to harden the clay ones.
In the Vedas, it is said that the Vindhya mountain once exaggerated its power. Ascending began. Growing into a tree, it travelled to the planet Ravi. And just like that, everything turned black. All creatures, immortals, and other living things suffered in the gloom, as did all the plants and animals. To someway break the arrogance of the Vindhya Parvata, the gods beseeched Sage Agastya. After undergoing intense penance, Sage Agastya is said to have attained supernatural abilities. In Varanasi at the time, he was residing. Sentinel Agastya left North India in the direction of the Vindhya mountain, fulfilling the gods’ desire. What separates North and South India is the Vindhya Mountain. The Vindhya Parvata lowered down to make way for the sage, knowing in advance that Agastya Maharshi would arrive. When Agastya Maharishi returned from his tour of South India, Vindhya pledged to stay modest while crossing Mount Vindhya. However, the sage never showed back. His new home was in South India. The Vindhya Parvata is still modest, waiting for years. There was a time when Sage Agastya and his group were going through the location of Subrahmanyeshwara’s intense penance. He pointed out the location and mentioned that there are tigers there. If one were to travel east from here, they would come upon Kumaraswamy’s hallowed Subrahmanyeshwara temple. He claims that one can obtain salvation and earn money for the rest of their life by paying a sincere visit to this temple.
Mopidevi temple Timings:
Morning – 6.00 am – 1.30 pm
Evening – 4.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Mopidevi Temple Online Booking:
click this link to view the pdf details of online booking for pooja – http://www.mopidevitemple.org/images/mopidevi-temple-22-oct-2021.pdf
Importance of Mopidevi temple:
The Mopidevi temple routinely hosts worship for Ketu and Rahu. Tonsure is a ritual that devotees undergo in order to keep their pledge. Some parents pierce their kids’ ears in an attempt to remove Sarpa Dosha. If a woman wants to get pregnant, she should build a cradle out of a new saree and hang it from this sacred tree. Those who wish to tie the knot soon serve rice and jaggery Pongal. Worshipping Subrahmanyeshwar at Mopidevi provides comfort for those suffering from blindness, hearing loss, skin conditions, infertility from past births, evil actions, etc. Mopidevi Shri Subrahmanyeshwar Swamy, according to devotees, is particularly beneficial for people with Sarpa Dosha, Rahu-Ketu Dosha, and Anapatya Dosha.
The son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is known as Subrahmanyeshwar. Goddess Parvati could not handle the foetal energy and transferred it to Ganga while Subrahmanyeshwar was still in her womb. The foetus slipped into the reed grass since even Ganga was unable to contain its vitality. The foetus was protected by six feminine minor goddesses called Krittika. With six heads and twelve arms, Subrahmanyeshwar was born on the Shashti day of the waning moon in the month of Margashiramas, embodying the strength of both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Devotees worship Subrahmanyeshwar Swamy in particular on the days of Ashada Shukla Panchami, Naga Panchami, Nagula Chavithi, and Shashthi.
Mopidevi Temple Official website: http://www.mopidevitemple.org/
Mopidevi Temple Address:
Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Devasthanam,Mopidevi Village, Mopidevi – Mandal.Krishna District. Pin – 521125,Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
Mopidevi Temple Contact number – (+91) 08671 257240
How to reach Mopidevi Temple:
By Air: The distance between the Mopidevi Temple and Gannavaram’s Vijayawada International Airport is 63.8 kilometres.
By Rail: Situated 12 kilometres from the Mopidevi temple, the nearest train station is Repalle Railway Station, where devotees can disembark.
By Road: Buses go in large numbers between Vijayawada and Avanigadda. Bus travel from Vijayawada via Kankipadu, Vuyyuru, Pamarru, and Challapalli takes around two hours. Buses from Vijayawada to Nagayalanka pass through Mopidevi as well. As an alternative, shared cars go straight to Mopidevi temple from Repalle railway station. Since the Penumudi Bridge opened in 2006, it just takes about 20 to 30 minutes. For those who would rather take the train (Guntur/Tenali to Repalle) than the bus, this is the best choice.
Mopidevi temple distance:
Vijayawada to Mopidevi Temple – 1 hr 42 min (64.8 km) via Vijayawada – Avanigadda – Hamsaladeevi Beach Rd
Machilipatnam to Mopidevi Temple distance – 36 min (29.1 km) via Bandar Rd and NH216
Gudivada to Mopidevi Temple distance – 1 hr 19 min (64.2 km) via NH 216H and NH216
Repalle to Mopidevi Temple distance – 26 min (12.5 km) via Repalle Nizampatnam Rd and NH216
Pamarru to Mopidevi distance – 54 min (54.2 km) via NH 65 and NH216
Guntur to Mopidevi Temple distance – 2 hr 17 min (81.9 km) via Guntur Chirala Rd and NH216
Tenali to Mopidevi distance – 1 hr 17 min (49.2 km) via Tenali – Kollur Rd
Mopidevi to Hamsaladeevi distance – 1 hr 5 min (27.2 km) via Vijayawada – Avanigadda – Hamsaladeevi Beach Rd