The Diety of the temple Sri "Pallalamma" Ammavaru is situated in the village of Vanapalli of Kothapeta Mandal in East Godavari District.This temple is one of the greatest temples of Deities in Andhra Pradesh and having much power. Vanapalli village is situated on the side of "Gowthami River".
This village Vanapalli, back then, was under the administrative control of Maharaja of Pithapuram. One day the Maharaja dreamt about Sri Pallalamma Devi who asked him to offer fruits to her and thereby promising in return to give him and his family health and wealth. Abiding Sri Pallalamma Devi’s wish he offered her fruits and also donated land for the Temple.
Sri Pallalamma Ammavari Temple Vanapalli
Legend also has it that, Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton, Father of the Godavari Barrage, at the time of digging the main canal from Rajahmundry to Kundaleswaram Vanapalli, thought that the Temple of Sri Pallalamma Devi’s Temple might obstruct the way of the canal and wanted to dismantle it. At this time Sri Pallalamma Devi appeared in his dream and told him that he could go ahead with his plans and that her temple will not obstruct the way of canal and that he can continue to dig the canal without dismantling the same and that she will extend her "Shakthi" during the period of digging. Finally, Sir Arthur Cotton could complete the digging of the canal with the blessings of Sri Pallalamma Devi and thereafter paid his due respects to Goddess Sri Pallalamma Devi.