Located about 90
km from Kakinada, 50 Km from Rajahmundry and 25 Km from Amalapuram,
it is a popular pilgrim centre, one among the many pilgrim centres
of Bhima Mandalam.
This village comes under Kothapeta Mandal of East Godavari District
and has a fine history behind it. It is said that the Lord’s
(known as Sri Uma Koppulingeswara Swamy) idol installation in the
temple was performed by famous saint Maharshi Agastya. The Kalyana
Mahotsavam of the Lord on
Mahasivarathri takes place in kalyana mandapam and attracts lot of devotees
who particularly adore watching Kalyanotsavam, Radhotsavam (Chariot Festival).
It is said that there used to be 7 Mantapams in the premises of the temple
and one can see even today Somavari Mantapam, Mangalavara Matapam, Vuyyala
Mantapam, Nityastana Mantapam and Chiluku Dwadasi Mandapam, while others
are in ruin.
Swamy kalyanam and Sasti
mahothsavam Lord Sri Uma Koppeswara Swamy Kalyanam.
Decent accommodation is available at Guest House Palivela Dharma Satram
and one can contact Palivela Dharma satram here.