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Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur


Mundlapadu Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple:


Mundlapadu is a beautiful village and a major panchayat in Giddaluru Mandal in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Many educated people hailed from Mundlapadu are serving in different places of the country.

Siva Lingam at Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple Mundlapadu
Lord Shiva

The village is at a distance of around 6 km from Giddalur or Giddaluru. Its postal head office is located at C.S.Puram. The village is very nearer to the Nallamalla Forest.

Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple Mundlapadu
Bhavani Mata

Ugra Narasimha swamy at Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple Mundlapadu
Narasimhaswamy

About the Temple:


One of the main tourist attractions in Mundlapadu village is "Sri Bhavani Sankara Swamy Temple". The temple is placed at a walk-able distance from the main road.

Mundlapadu Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple Giddalur
Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple

The main garbhalaya includes both Siva lingam and Narasimha Swami. According to ancient scriptures the temple was constructed more than 600 years ago.

It was constructed to show unity among Shiva and Vishnava religions.

Mundlapadu Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple

Other main idols surrounding the main deity are Bhavani mata, Ganapathi, Sankaracharya, Navagrahas, Veerabhadra, Aswatha Narayana, Rama and Seeta, Anjaneya Swami and other idols. The Enuvuleru river is flowing at the back of the temple.

Mundlapadu Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple

Pilgrims take a holy dip in this ancient river during Karthika and Magha Masam period. Devotees celebrate Shivaratri and Ekadasi with great fervor in this temple.

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple near Giddalur

Mundlapadu Sivalayam

Mundlapadu Temple near Giddalur

Mundlapadu Temple

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Attractions at Bhavani Sankara Swamy Temple


It is believed by local devotees that this ancient temple is protected by Adi Seshu having 12 heads during the night times.

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Another attraction is located at the backside of the Narasimha Swamy idol. Here at the back you can see a dark path cave which leads to Kasi.

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

In olden days, many saints and sages entered this cave to visit Kasi directly. Hence, the village got its name "Munulapuri" which was later transformed as "Mundlapadu".

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Giddalur

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Nearby Places in Mundlapadu:

  1. Talla Palle [2 km]
  2. Burju Palle [3 km]
  3. Narava [7 km]
  4. Diguvametta [11 km]
  5. Komarolu [15 km]
  6. Racherla [17 km]
  7. Kalasapadu [26 km]
  8. Porumamilla [40 km]
  9. Nandyal [62 km]
  10. Markapur [69 km]
Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Language Spoken at Mundlapadu:


The local language spoken at Mundlapadu is Telugu. Other languages understood by the local people are Hindi and English.

Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

How to Reach Mundlapadu Temple:



By Road:

Good road connectivity is there from Giddalur/Giddaluru and Markapuram to Mundlapadu.

APSRTC operates many buses plying from Hyderabad, Bangalore and other major cities to Giddalur. From there, one can easily reach Mundlapadu by taking RTC buses, sharing Autos.

By Train:

Mundlapadu Sivalayam near Giddalur

The nearest railway stations to Mundlapadu village are present at Giddalur Rail Way Station and Kistamsettipali Rail Way Station.

By Flight:

The closest Airports are present at Dunakonda [88 km away from Mundlapadu] Kadapa [100 km away from Mundlapadu].

Other Airports close to Mundlapadu are:
  1. Tirupathi Airport [224 km]
  2. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad [245 km]
  3. Vijayawada Airport [273 km]
  4. Bangalore International Airport [300 km]
Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur

Festivals Celebrated at Mundlapadu:


Different religious people live happily at Mundlapadu. The local people celebrate all the major festivals like Dasara, Moharum, Ugadi, Shivrathri and Diwali with great fervour.

Accommodation at Mundlapadu:


There are many decent hotels situated at Giddaluru including:
  1. Sri Sai Prashanth Lodge [A/C and Non A/C]
  2. Vyshnavi Lodge [A/C and Non A/C]
  3. Balaji Lodge [Non A/C]
  4. Praveen Lodge [A/C and Non A/C]
  5. Saptagiri Lodge [A/C and Non A/C]

Other Attractions:


Sri Bhavani Shankara Swamy Temple at Mundlapadu, Giddalur
  1. Papulaveedu Bharaiveswara and Sarvamangala Temple
  2. Sri Siddhi Bhairaveswara Swamy Temple, Ramapuram
  3. Kanaka Surabhewara Temple, Turimella
  4. Ramalayam, Mundlapadu
  5. Anjaneya Swamy Temple, near Mundlapadu Bus-stop
  6. Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple, Mundlapadu
  7. Burujupalli Hanuman Temple

Mundlapadu Temple Route Map:



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