Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple is one of the famous ancient temples in Andhra Pradesh. This temple was constructed in 1773. One can see the welcome gateway of this temple on the main road of Athili with Lord Venu Gopala Swamy, Lord Venkateshwara Swamy and Goddess Rajya Lakshmi Idols. Huge Idol of Lord Anjaneya can be seen near to the welcome gateway of this temple. Dhwajasthamb in the temple was installed in the year 1901.
Lord Madana Gopala Swamy Idol reminds us of Madhurastakam hymn written by Vallabhacharya “Adharam Madhuram! Vadanam Madhuram! Nayanam Madhuram! Hasitam Madhuram! Hrudayam Madhuram! Gamanam Madhuram! Madhuradhiapatey Akhilam Madhuram”. The other deities in the temple are Goddess Rajya Lakshmi Devi to the left of the main Garbhagruha and to the right is Lord Vinayaka shrine. Lord Anjaneya is in meditative posture chanting mantra of Lord Rama on the other side. One can also see Goddess Godadevi temple near to Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple. A special attraction is Koneru (pond) where Lord Vishnu is in reclining on Adisesha with His consort Goddess Adi Lakshmi Devi seated near His feet.
Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple Ballipadu
Asthanotsavam is celebrated every Friday and Saturday here. Rukmini Satyabhama sametha Venu Gopala Swamy Tiru Kalyanotsavam is celebrated grandly on Palguna Sudha Ekadasi and Godadevi Madana Gopala Swamy Kalyanotsavam on Bhogi every year in the temple.
Buses are available from all major places in Andhra Pradesh to Bhimavaram which is 13km away from Ballipadu. From here local bus services are available to access the temple.
The Nearest railway station to Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple is Sivadevunichkla Railway Station which is 1km away. Bhimavaram Railway Jn is the major railway station which is 14km away. From here local bus services are available to access Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple.
The Nearest airport to Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple is Rajahmundry Airport which is 91km away. Bus and taxi services are available to reach the temple.