Ryali Temple | Timings, Festivals & Uniqueness

The Ryali Temple is known as Lord Jaganmohini Keshava Swamy temple. Situated between the rivers Vashishta and Gautami, the tributaries of River Godavari, is a small village, Ryali, famous for the temple of Lord Jaganmohini Chenna Keshava Swamy. Timings: Morning: 6 am – 12 pm, Evening: 3 pm – 8 pm.

Overview of Ryali Temple

 It has said that Maharaja Ghantachola built this temple. Here the front part of Moola Virattu has Chennakesavaswamy, four hands wearing conch, chakra, mace and abhayahastam palms. Adisesha is shadowed right above the statue. On the back is Jaganmohini’s form. Like Jaganmohini, Jivakala has filled with eye-popping beauty. Ame Siga, apart from jewellery, also entertains with a mole on the back of the thigh.

Ryali JaganMohini Keshava Swamy temple

Nothing is visible from the back, two hands, fine hair, a beautiful body, right leg with a black mark on the right foot’s upper part (picka). This scar is said to be one of the hallmarks of a Padmini woman. This spot is visible even if it has made of black Salagrama rock. Water always boils at Lord’s feet. Water comes as you take it. The Ganga was born near Lord Vishnu’s feet.

The Dashavataras sculptures of Sridevi, Bhudevi, Narada, Tumbura, Rambha, Urvashi, Kinnera, Kimpurusha, Govardhanagirishudai, Sri Krishna, Adisesha, Garuda, Garutman and Ganga in the premises of this temple reveal the sculptural ingenuity.

history of Ryali Jaganmohini Temple

Ryali” in Telugu means falling. The Devatas and Rakshas quarrelled over sharing of holy Devine nectar. Seeing this, Lord Maha Vishnu came to rescue Devatas in the guise of Mohini. He satisfied both the rival groups promising to distribute holy divine nectar in equal shares to Devatas and Rakshas.

Ryali Temple

But in the interest of universal peace, the Devine nectar was distributed among Devatas alone, after which Mohini disappeared. Lord Siva happened to see the beauty of Mohini. He chased her to get for a while in the presence of his consort Parvathi Devi. As he was chasing her, a flower from the plait of Mohini fell and has smelt by Lord Siva.

He found Maha Vishnu in the form of Mohini and felt shy about his behaviour. Ryali is the name of the location where the flower from Mohini’s plait fell. Raja Vikrama Deva originally constructed a small temple during the 11th century and later renovated it. Gradually prakarams were built in 1936 (Data nama Samvatsara) and renovated.

Unique Feature of Ryali Jaganmohini Temple

The shrine of Sri Jagan Mohini Keshava Swamy has made up of a single stone (Salagrama Ekashila – 5 feet in height and 3ft width). The idol looks like Sri Vishnu (male) from the front and Mohini (female) from the rear. The architectural beauty of the idol and temple is excellent. The flow of Akasha Ganga at the feet of Sri Maha Vishnu can see here.

Timings of Jaganmohini Chenna Keshavaswamy temple

These are the timings of Ryali Temple.

  • Morning: 6 am – 12 pm
  • Evening: 3 pm – 8 pm
DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday6 am – 12 pm3 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday6 am – 12 pm3 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday6 am – 12 pm3 pm – 8 pm
Thursday6 am – 12 pm3 pm – 8 pm
Friday6 am – 12 pm3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday6 am – 12 pm3 pm – 8 pm
Sunday6 am – 12 pm3 pm – 8 pm

Festivals at Ryali Jaganmohini Temple

  • Sri Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy kalyanam will conduct from Chaitra Sudha Navami to Pournami (March/April).
  • Sri Rama Satyanarayana Swamy kalyanam will conduct from Visakha Sudha Ekadasi to Pournami.
  • Sri Venugopala Swamy kalyanam will conduct from Jyesta Sudha Ekadasi to pournami (June).
  • Sravana Bahula Astami Sri Krishnastami (August).
  • Karthiaka sudha Dwadasi (Ksheerabdi Dwadasi) (November).
  • Devi Navaratrams (October).
  • Mukkoti Ekadasi.
  • Bheeshma Ekadasi.

Temple Speciality

This temple is Popularly known as ‘Badali Temple’. The belief spread throughout Andhra Pradesh that those who visit this temple and perform pooja will transfer to their desired place. Ministers and those in other political positions do not even look at the rally because the priests here joke that they fear losing their jobs.

Tourist places near Ryali Jaganmohini Temple

Ryali Temple Accommodation

Guest Houses available are

  • One choultry building with eight rooms. Contact Number: 08855-250231.
  • Guest House-2 suits without furniture. Contact Number: 08855-250231.

Hotels near Ryali Jaganmohini Temple

  • Krishnas Residency
  • Hotel Royal Park
  • Sri Maruti Residency
  • Hotel chitturi Heritage
  • RK residency
  • Sri Krishna Residency
  • Meghana Residency, Peravali
  • Hotel Bhavani Grand

Ryali Jaganmohini Temple Contact Details

  • Address: Sri Jaganmohini Swami Temple, Ryali, Athreya Puram Mandal, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh – 533236, India.
  • Ryali Jaganmohini Temple: Website

How to Reach Sri Jaganmohini Temple

By Air:

The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam.

By Train:

The nearest Railway station is Rajahmundry. Rajahmundry Railway Station – 38 km.

By Bus:

Rajahmundry – 40 km, Kakinada – 74 km, Amalapuram – 34 km, Vadapalli – 5.8 km. You can take any option.


Which district is Ryali in?

East Godavari District.

What is Ryali famous for?

It is famous for Sri Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy Temple.

What is the history of the Ryali temple?

This place was purely a wild forest during the 11th century and has ruled by Cholas. Raja Vikrama Deva originally constructed a small temple during the 11th century and later renovated it. Ryali has located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

How far is Ravulapalem from the Ryali?

The distance between Ryali and Ravulapalem is 39 km.

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