Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnu temple is located at Srikakulam village in Ghantasala Mandal in Diviseema region of Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu who holds Shanka in right hand and a Chakra in the left hand which symbolises peace. We can see original Salagrama Mala decorated to Lord Vishnu here. We can find this Salagrama Mala again in Tiumala and Ryali temples only.
Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnu Temple is built in 1081 as per the inscriptions on the pillar of the Rajagopuram. It is one among the few rare temples where we can see Lord as Lord Vishnu. In all the other temples we can see His other incarnations as Lord Venkateswara Swamy, Lord Narasimha Swamy, and Lord Krishna and Lord Rama. The temple has beautiful Rajagopuram which was built by Anantha Dhandapaaludu. The pillars of Raja gopuram are carved with temple information. On the walls of this temple, we can see more than 30 inscriptions of the 12th and 13th century. Sri Krishnadevaraya visited this temple in 1519 and he mentioned this in his works. He has written several books.
Andhra Maha Vishnu Temple Srikakulam
It is believed that King Andhra Vishnu constructed a huge wall that connected Sri Sailam, Bheemeshwaram and Kaleshwaram. All these are historic temples in Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that lord Shiva himself resides within these walls. Andhra Vishnu is believed to have fought a giant called Nishambu for three centuries before he killed him. The temple was built by King Andhra Vishnu and named after himself. The presiding deity is Lord Sri Maha Vishnu.