Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple is a historic Hindu religious site located in the East Godavari district of Andra Pradesh at a distance of 5 kms from Kakinada. Sarpavaram Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Temple is located on the outskirts of Kakinada and is about 500 years old.
The architecture of this ancient temple is very beautiful and heart-warming. The temple was built with high surrounding walls, with the Gopura in the north and Simhadwara in the east. The Kalyan Mandap is in the north and the Dhvajashtambh in the east; with the Garuda Vahana and Anjaneya Swamy on both sides. Lord Vishnu appears on the Garuda Vahana in the Paatala Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple and adjacent to it is the Maanavalla Mahamuni Sannidhi; while on the opposite side is the Lakshmi Devi Sannidhi. Just next to this is the Asthana Mandap where the Sevakas Jaya and Vijayas used to reside.
Lord Bhavanarayana Swamy is the presiding deity in the main temple along with his consort, Shri Rajyalakshmi. The gracious and merciful lord gives darshan to his devotees and showers his blessings on them. This temple is also called Thrilinga Kshoni Vaikunth as there are three pratishthas in the shrine. The temple complex also houses 2 lakes.
The festivals celebrated here are, Ugadi in March or April, Vaisakha Sudha Ekadasi in May, the Jyestha Sudha Ekadasi in June, Karthika Pournami, Ekadasi in November, Magha Masam Sundays, Radha Sapthami in February.
The best time to visit any holy place like Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple is during its festivities. Festivals like Ugadi (March / April), Vaisakha Sudha Ekadasi (May), Jyestha Sudha Ekadasi (June), Karthika Pournami, Ekadasi (November), Magha Masam Sundays, Radha Sapthami (February) are celebrated here. The Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple can be visited during timings 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.