Mopidevi Subramanya Swamy Temple (Subramanyeshwara Swamy Temple) is one of the famous Temples dedicated to Subramanya Swamy in Andhra Pradesh. Mopidevi Temple is located in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
History of Mopidevi Temple
Lord Subramanyeswara Swamy is considered to be the principle deity of the royal family of Challapalli, which is running the temple at present. There is another temple Sri Sakaleswara Swamy (Lord Eeshwara) temple located just beside this temple, it is also a Self Manifested Lingam.
The name came from Sagara Chakravarthy who is grand father of Sri Rama, worshipped this lingam. The Lingam was discovered when floods washed Mopidevi in year 1783 and the temple was constructed by Adusumilli Gangubhotlu, who was a Land Lord.
There is a legend that the Lingam’s depth is still unknown. Now the temple is running at present by Adusumilli Family.
Legend of Mopidevi Temple
According to a legend, the Lingam is a self manifested (Swayambhu) one. Veerarapu Parvathalu was a potter, who was a great devotee. Pleased with his devotion the Lord once came in his dream and asked him to dig up the anthill to find his Lingam in the village of Mopidevi.
Parvathalu told about his dream to the villagers and dug up the anthill at the place indicated in his dream. Surprisingly, they found the Lingam which was placed on the anthill and they began to worship. He prepared the idols of Horse, Nandi, Cock and Garutmanthudu which are very dear to Subramanya Swamy with clay. He also prepared the idols of great Rishis with clay. He prepared the idols and baked them in the Bhatti in such a fashion that they never lost their original forms.
Major Festivals at Mopidevi Temple
Apart from every Tuesday and Monthly Sashti Vrathams; Skanda Sashti, Kumara Sashti and Subramanya Sashti (Subbaraya Sashti) are the important festivals celebrated at Mopidevi Subramanya Swamy Temple.
Address, Location and Contact details of Mopidevi Subramanya Swamy Temple
The Executive Officer
Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy Devasthanam,
Mopidevi Village, Mopidevi – Mandal.
Krishna District. Pin – 521125,