Papulaveedu Bharaiveswara and Sarvamangala Temple - Paapiledu, Giddalur

Papulaveedu or Paapiledu Bhairaveswara Swamy and Sarvamangala Temple is an ancient temple located in the thick Nallamalla forest region.

This ancient temple was built around 1214 A.D. and is present at a distance of about 5 km from the village of Burjupalli, very close to Mundlapadu (Mandal), Giddalur town in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Many renovation works are performed in recent years for this historic temple.

Papulaveedu Temple Info:

Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Town Giddalur
Major Festival Maha Siva Ratri
District Prakasam
Date Built 1214 AD
State Andhra Pradesh

Paapiledu Shiva Statue

The temple is at a distance of around 15 kms from Giddalur town.

The nearest big panchayat village is Mundlapadu (6 kms from Giddaluru and 7 kms from Paapiledu).

Paapiledu Temple Koneru

Tourist Attractions in Paapiledu Temple:

  1. Papulaveedu Sivalayam
  2. Papulaveedu Annadana Satram
  3. Temple Koneru
Paapiledu temple is a very famous temple present in the Nallamalla forest region and was constructed actually by the Manumasiddhi Emperor Rayadeva as per the found scriptures.

What to See at Papulaveedu:

You can find several God statues like Bharani, Veerabhadra, Ganapathi, Bharaiveswara and Sarvamangala. The temple is surrounded by apeaceful and pleasant atmosphere.

Papulaveedu Bharaiveswara and Sarvamangala Temple Mundlapadu

When to visit Paapiledu:

Any time of the year is perfect to visit Paapiledu temple. However, many local people from nearby places like Mundlapadu,

Bhurujapalli and Giddalur come here every year to celebrate Karthika Pournami and Maha Shivratri with great fervor.

Paapiledu Temple - giddalur

Language Spoken at Papulaveedu:

The main language spoken in this region is Telugu. Other languages like Hindi and English is also understood by the local people.

Paapiledu Entrance Koneru

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

There are many tourist attractions in near by places like:
  1. Mahanandi Temple
  2. Bhurujapalli Hanuman Temple (5 kms from Papulaveedu)
  3. Bhavani Sankara Swamy Temple
  4. Brahmam gari Matham
  5. Sri Ramalingswara and Bheemalingeswara temple, Satyavolu (7 Kms from Giddalur)
  6. Nemaligundla Ranganayaka Swamy Temple (6 Kms from Giddalur)
  7. Mokshagundam Shiva Temple and water falls, Mokshagundam (12 kms from Giddalur)
  8. Siddhi Bhairavesara Swamy Temple
  9. Cumbum lake or Gundalakamma Lake, Cumbum
  10. Kanaka Surabhewara Temple, Thurimella Village


Some decent budget hotels and accommodations are available in Giddalur town.

Bharaiveswara and Sarvamangala Temple - Paapiledu

How to Get There:

Giddalur is very well connected by both and road and rail networks.

Papulaveedu Temple at Giddalur

By Bus:

Visitors can easily reach Giddalur by APSRTC buses.
  1. From Hyderabad to Nagarjuna Sagar, Macherla village, Markapur town, Cumbum town and Giddalur (331 kms).
  2. From Hyderabad to Kurnool city, Nandyal town and Giddalur (342 kms). Author recommend the second option to reach Giddalur.
  3. You can even come by booking private travels like Meghana Travels, Balagangadhara Travels, BRS Travels and Siva Ganesh Travels.
By Train:

The nearest railway stations are at:
  1. Kistamsettipali (6 kms)
  2. Giddalur (8 kms)
  3. Diguvametta (12 kms)
  4. Gudimetta (19 kms)
By Air:

Nearby Airports:
  1. Cuddapah [Kadapa] Airport is situated at a distance of 92 kms.
  2. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is situated at Hyderabad at a distance of around 300 kms.
  3. Vijayawada Airport is at a distance of 283 kms.
  4. Bengaluru International Airport is at a distance of 310 kms.

Papulaveedu Bharaiveswara Temple Photos:

Paapileedu Koneru



Lord Ganapathi at Chinna Paapiledu

Lord Ganapathi at Diguva Paapiledu

Giddalur Papulaveedu Temple

Giddalur Paapiledu Temple

Paapiledu Temple Mundlapadu


Lord Shiva at Papulaveedu

Papulaveedu Temple

Papulaveedu Ammavaru



Brahman Satram at Paapulaveedu


Paapulaveedu Shiva Statue

 Lord Shiva temple at Paapulaveedu

Paapiledu Temple near Mundlapadu Giddalur

Author Note:

I have got a chance to visit this place in the year 2013 and has taken some nice HD snaps, which are nicely presented in this blog.

Read them, share it with your friends and don't forget to express your valuable opinion in the comments below.

The above details and data are collected as per my knowledge.

If there are any corrections you can post them in the comments section. Your suggestions are always appreciated!


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