Edupayala Vana Durgamma Temple

History

Edupayala Durgamma Devasthanam is an abord for Durga Matha is the place where seven rivulets meet at a point and one of the most famous and powerful temple in Telangana. The temple is located in the Pedda Gutta Soramgam which is also called as Garuda Ganga and the temple is situated where the Manjeera river flows in a small distance. This place is called Edupayala Durgamma because this is the place were the seven rivulets meet at a point from top of the river on the way to the temple in a den where Durgamma idol was seen and also belived that that Ganga arrived here and split into seven rivulets touching the feet of Goddess Bhavani giving the name of Edupayala. the seven rivulets are Vasishta, Jamadagni, Viswamitra, Goutami, Bharadwaja, Atreya, Kasyapasa which start at Ghanpur project and meet again behind the Sanctum Sanctorum. The festivals in this temple begin with Shivaratri on sunday, followed by Bandi Utsavam on Monday where hundreds of decorated bullock carts from 32 villages go around the temple and concludes on Tuesday with the Rathotsavam. In rainy season the river water flow in heights and reach the legs of goddess Vanadurga Devi  and  thousands of devotees not only from Andrapradesh but also from other states come to Edupayala. According to the legend, Maharaja Parikshit performed "Sarpa Yagya" to get rid of a curse. And when Garuda, was transporting the snakes used in the Yagna, their blood is said to have fallen in seven different places. And the place where blood spilled became streams. All the seven streams meet here at Edupayala to form river Manjeera. This picturesque location marks the confluences of these seven rivulets into the Manjeera River and hence the name Edupayala, which in telugu mean 'seven steam'. Edupayalu is an unusual place with many natural stone formations. On the day of Shivaratri and Maagha Amavaasya, the locals celebrate a jatara.


 

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Narsapur Rd, Medak District, Machavaram, Telangana 502331

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