Alaghu Mallari Krishna Swamy temple is located in Mannar Poluru Village near Sulluru Peta in SPSR Nellore district. This place is believed to be the land of malla yodhas (wrestlers). The temple was built in the 17th century.
This temple was built by Chola King during the 10th century. This temple was in glory at the time of King Manuma Siddhi, who ruled Nellore in the 13th Century. In the 18th Century, Venkatagiri Raja gifted 5 villages to the Temple to support Temple rituals.
Apart from the Idols of Satyabhama and Jambavati, the two consorts of Lord Sri Krishna, in this temple, we can also find 9 feet Garuda Idol and 9.5 feet Jambavantha Idol, Idols of Sugreeva and Jatayuvu. The Idol of Jambavantha creating the illusion of shedding tears are bound to amaze the viewers. There is a temple within the compound dedicated to Lord Sri Rama.
Alaghu Mallari Krishna Swamy Temple Mannar Polur
Mannarpoluru, a heritage site, with significant references to Jambavati's wedding with Sri Krishna. It is the place where Sri Krishna defeated Jambavanth to procure Samanthakamani. It is mentioned in Brahmanda Purana that Sri Krishna fought with Jambavantha for 28 days. Hence this place got the nae "Malla Hari Poru Vuru". Jambavatha presented Samanthakamani and his daughter Jambavati to Sri Krishna. As time passed by, its name got changed to Mannarpoluru. This is the only temple in India dedicated to Jambavathi, Sathyabhama and Sri Krishna. Another interesting story associated with this place, Lord Maha Vishnu deflated the bloated ego of Garuda. Legend represents that person responsible for building this Heritage Temple as having sprung from Koundinya Rishi. It was built in the 17th century by Bangaru Yadama Nayudu, in this place once famous for malla yodhas (wrestlers). This place is believed to be the land of Malla Yodhas (wrestlers). The Temple in the present was built in 17th century by Bangaru Yadamma Nayudu.