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Jaganmohini Kesavaswami Temple in Ryali Andhra Pradesh

Here is Some Information about Jaganmohini Kesavaswami  Temple in Ryali Andhra Pradesh India.

Location: Ryali ,situated in East Godavari distric,Andhra Pradesh
Built in:11th Century
Built By:King Vikrama Deva
Deicated to: Lord Vishnu
Entry: free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 9:00 Pm
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins
Best time to Visit: All time
Nearest Railway Station: Rajhamundry and Kakinada
Nearest Air Port: Rajhamundry Airport and the Vijayawada Airport

Jaganmohini Kesavaswami Temple is an ancient shrine located at Ryali, about 25 km from Rajahmundry, in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The temple, which dates back to the period of Cholas, is well known for the uniqueness of its presiding deity. The temple enshrines a five foot tall grand image of Kesavaswami (Lord Vishnu), with the image of Jaganmohini the female aspect of Vishnu in the rear.
The shrine of Sri Jagan Mohini Keshava Swamy is made up of a single stone (Salagrama Ekashila - 5 feet height and 3ft width). The idol looks like Sri Vishnu (male) from front side and as Mohini (female) from rear side. The architectural beauty of the idol and temple is excellent. The flow of Akasha Ganga at the feet of Sri Maha Vishnu can be witnessed here.
History of  Jaganmohini Kesavaswami Temple 

According to Sthala Puranam, the gods and demons fought over the sharing of devine nectar. Vishnu came to the rescue of gods in the guise of Mohini and convinced both the rivalry groups promising to distribute the nectar equally between gods and demons. Lord Shiva became fascinated by the beauty of Mohini and allured her. He chased her in the presence of Parvati, which resulted in the birth of Ayyappa Swamy. One flower from the plait of Mohini fell down and was smelt by Lord Siva. The place where the flower fell was named Ryali meaning Fall. A rare feature at Ryali are the Vishnu and Siva Temples that face each other in the East and West direction.

Sri Raja Vikrama Deva dreamt that Vishnu directed the Raja to get the wooden made chariot pulled in the area and where the nail fell, the shrine was found under ground. Raja did accordingly and constructed a small temple during 11th Century and arranged for its worship during his regime.

The Shrine is Salagrama Ekasila and is 5 feet in height and 3 feet wide. Salgramasila is itself in the form of Sri Maha Vishnu. The idol of Sree Kesava Swamy varu of Sri Mahavishnu is in front and Jagan Mohini on back. The ten incarnations of Vishnu with consorts are beautifully, sculptured around the shrine. A rare feature is that, Ganga flows from the feet of Vishnu and is the origin of Akasa Ganga, which can be seen here.

How to Rich Jaganmohini Kesavaswami Temple
By Air: Konaseema can be reached by road easily from different parts of the State. The nearest airport is located at Vishakhapatnam which is around 200 km from the place. Taxis are the best option to reach Konaseema and they can be hired at the airport. Konaseema is accessible through a bridge that connects the delta to the mainland. Private taxis and prepaid taxis are available from the Vishakhapatnam Airport. Hiring a taxi is a good option for those who are arriving by air. Other airports that are located nearby are the Rajhamundry Airport and the Vijayawada Airport. However these are not well connected with frequent flights.

By Rail:Rajhamundry and Kakinada are the nearest railway stations and there are trains from many parts of the State that arrive at these stations. Since they are well connected this is the best option for those who are arriving by rail. Taxis can be hired from the railway station . A/C taxis are also available from the railway stations. Palakollu is another railway station that is located nearby.

By Road: Ryali is located at 40 Km from Rajahmundry, 74 Km from Kakinada and 34 Km from Amalapuram and can be reached by buses or by personal transport.

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