Lakshmi Tirupatamma Temple, Penuganchiprolu near Vijayawada

Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Temple is located at Penuganchiprolu village in Krishna District, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest town from Vijayawada is Jaggayyapet. This particular temple is situated 20 km north of Nandigama and about 20 km east of Jaggayyapeta, on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada road. A river with spiritual vitality named Muniyeru is passing through this village.

According to the local legends, the village Penuganchiprolu was previously named as “Pedakanchi” which means a land of more than 101 Temples. It is one of the prominent place in the map of pilgrimage in Andhra Pradesh.

The primary deity of  Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Devestanam is the great goddess “Sri Laxmi Tirupathamma, Gopaiah”. Lakhs of devotees, each year from all over Andhra Pradesh visit the temple of Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma talli seeking blessings during tirunallu (Ritual celebrated during the months of March and April. In the Penuganchiprolu Temple, Sri Tirupatamba is worshipped as the image of “Shakti”. This place is her abode.

It is believed that she preached virtuous qualities of life to her beloved devotees. On the other hand Mudiraj Papamamba was her principal devotee. Her family members did pujas and other sevas in this temple.

Every year, more than ten lakhs pilgrims visit this temple. During the annual temple festival, a large number of women with their family members visit this particular temple. Nearly thousands of women wearing traditional attire carry Bonalu as offering for the fair conducted in the temple premises. The temple annual fair is known as Tirupatamma Tirunallu held during the occasion of Magha Suddha Poornima that is in February–March months.

The nearest railway station on Vijayawada-Warangal line is Madhira. There are frequent bus services from Vijayawada bus terminal to this village. Moreover Vijayawada Airport is the nearest access point for those who are using flights.

The navarthri and Dassara festival are also celebrated in this temple by the local village peoples in a grand manner every year.


Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Devestanam,

Penuganchiprolu village,

Krishna District,

Andhra Pradesh.

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