Ainavilli Vinayaka Temple, East Godavari (AP)

Ainavilli Vinayaka Temple is one of the famous Ganesha Temples in Andhra Pradesh and South India. Ainavilli Vighneshwara Swamy Temple is located at Ainavilli village in East Godavari district.

Ainavilli Temple Located at…

Ainavilli is located at a distance of 72 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam, Amalapuram and Mukteswaram), 55 Km from Rajahmundry (Via Ravulapalem, Kotapeta and Vanapalli) and 14 Kms from Amalapuram (Mukteswaram).

According to Vaastu Sastra the most suitable places to build temples are, on the bank of a river, near the sea – hore, at the confluence of rivers, on top of a mountain or near places of sanctity.

According to Saivagama, every day archanas are performed. Abhisheka is done regularly according to sastra. Thousands of people from far – off places throng the temple to worship Siddi Vinayaka, who fulfills the wishes of his devotees quickly, directly. Devotees worship at the shrine of Ganapathi, placed in the midst of coconut gardens, the green fields and natural surroundings.

Devotees take a vow to visit the temple to get their wishes fulfilled it is the belief and practice of the people of this area to make a promise in the name of this God. It is the belief of our people that this very ancient temple was installed by early “DEVATAS”. In course of time the re – establishment, renovation and development was undertaken by Peddapuram rulers. At present the temple is maintained by the Endowment Department of Andhra Pradesh.

Important Festivals at Ainavilli Temple

Monthly Ganesha Chaturthi (Sankashti Hara Chaturthi), Devi Sharan Navaratri, Maha Shivaratri, Shravana Masam, and Karthika Masam are the big festivals held at the temple.

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