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
- 1 Overview of Ryali Temple
- 1.1 Timings of Jaganmohini Chenna Keshavaswamy temple
- 1.2 Festivals at Ryali Jaganmohini 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.
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.
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
|Days||Morning Timings||Evening Timings|
|Monday||6 am – 12 pm||3 pm – 8 pm|
|Tuesday||6 am – 12 pm||3 pm – 8 pm|
|Wednesday||6 am – 12 pm||3 pm – 8 pm|
|Thursday||6 am – 12 pm||3 pm – 8 pm|
|Friday||6 am – 12 pm||3 pm – 8 pm|
|Saturday||6 am – 12 pm||3 pm – 8 pm|
|Sunday||6 am – 12 pm||3 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.
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
- Vadapalli Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple
- Kotha Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple
- Cotton Museum
- Sri Mandeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam
- Sri Kesava Swamy Temple
- Sri Veereswara Swamy Temple Muramalla
- Antervedi Pallipalem
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
The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam.
The nearest Railway station is Rajahmundry. Rajahmundry Railway Station – 38 km.
Rajahmundry – 40 km, Kakinada – 74 km, Amalapuram – 34 km, Vadapalli – 5.8 km. You can take any option.
East Godavari District.
It is famous for Sri Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy 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.
The distance between Ryali and Ravulapalem is 39 km.