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A remote village in Mamidikuduru Mandal of East Godavari District, it is located about ………….

   72 km from Kakinada via Yanam & Bodasakurru
   110 Km via Ravulapalem from Kakinada
   85 Km from Rajahmundry
   35 Km from Amalapuram via Ambajipeta
   13 Km via Bodasakurru Ferry from Amalapuram.

Being the abode of Lord Bala Balaji, it has acquired reputation as second Tirupathi of Konaseema. Situated on the holy bank of river Vynateya and flanked by river Godavari on three sides and the Bay of Bengal on 4th side, lush green paddy fields, coconut gardens, plain Mango and Jack trees, it is a place to visit and cherish.

This village derives its name after a Rishi called "Appana" who underwent rigorous tapas for the welfare of the whole world and in the ancient days, it was famous for the presence of Brahmins who were well-versed in Vedas and used to spend time in reciting hymns and performing sacrifices as ordained in the scriptures. No wonder, it has established itself as a Centre of unfailing cultural heritage of our mother land

The annual Brahmotsavam of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimanarayana China Jeeyar Swamy varu is celebrated with intense devotion from Jyesta Sudda Dasami to Jyesta Sudda Chaturdasi during which devotional discourses and pouranic programmes are held.

This holy shrine possess top class facilities; well-built bathing ghats, separate rooms for ladies for changing their dresses after the holy dip and adequate toilet facilities etc are provided, attracting devotees from all over the world. It is also famous for its popular pushkarams and devasthanam.

Major Festivals

   Kalyanamohasthavams Magh sudda Sapthami to Magha Bhhula Payamis
   Sri Swamy Vari Kalyanam (Magha Sudda Dasami)
   Rathayatra Magha Sudha Ekadasi
   Sri Venkateswara Swamy kalyanam, Jasta Sudha Ekadasi.
   Sri Narasimha Jayanthi (Vysakha Sudha Chaturdasi)


Tourist can find good accommodation at decent Guest Houses and T.T.D.Choultries.