Panduranga Swamy Temple OverviewRanked 2 of 48 sightseeing in Machilipatnam
Panduranga Swamy Temple is devoted to Lord Panduranga Vithal. The idol of the god measures around 3 feet in height and he shares similarity with the childhood appearance of Lord Krishna. The idol is decorated with ornaments and wears a diamond-studded crown. A statue of Sri Abhayanjaney Swami is placed in front of the idol. The temple premise spans an area of six acres. The main entrance of the temple has a tower.
The Panduranga Swamy temple is flanked by a prakaram on all its three sides, which feature the images of the disciples of Sri Panduranga Vithal. The temple allows devotees from all castes and communities.
Just beside the entrance of the temple, there is another temple that houses the images of Rukmini, Radha and Satyabhama. Pilgrims visit the Panduranga Swamy temple during the Karthika Pournima to take a dip in the sea (Samudra Snanalu). There is also an increase in tourist inflow at the site on Ashadha Shudda Ekadashi.
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- Best Time: 1-2hrs
- Length of visit: During Sunset
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