Ancient Temple Unearthed in Penna River Sands

Jun 24, 2020 05:32 AM

In nothing less of a Mircale a 200-300 year old temple resurfaced in Penna river sands near Peramalla Padu village in Chejarla Mandal, Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Locals said that the temple was filled up sand almost 80 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of one man Galipala Sudarsan who initiated to bring this temple out with the help of villagers who contributed money to the fund.

The sanctum sanctorum is much deeper and the area in which the temple was found is Mukha Mantapam. The villagers are now planning to re-construct the temple but there is a dilemma on which location they should reconstruct. An adivce of villagers and preists is now sought and also it was decided to check the status of Idol in sanctum sanctorum.

Village elders told that 2 centuries ago this temple is very well know. It is believed to be part of 101 temples constructed by Sage Parusurama, a Vishu Avatar according to mythology. However during last 80 years Penna river changes it's course pushing the sand dunes onto temple accelerated by the occassional floods. The temple during these decades completely submerged into the sands.

Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Sri Nageswara Swamy.

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