Penugonda is the birth place of Goddess Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari. Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari Temple is situated in Penugonda, a town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. This Penugonda Kshetram is considered as a holy place for Arya Vysya Community.

Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari temple finds mention in various ancient religious texts. According to a legend, Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari was famous for her beauty.

The holy temple enshrines triple deities:

  • 1. Sri Nagareswaraswamy,
  • 2. Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari and
  • 3. Sri Mahishasuramardini.

The temple is built in strict accordance with Vastu Sastra and so possessing Sturdy Prakaras, tall Gopuras, spacious courtyards, several mini-shrines, vast garba-grihas, grand mukhamandapas etc., It faces east and a tall tower surmounting over the broad Mahadwara beckons the visitors with its beautiful sculptural pieces adoring it from top to bottom and on all four sides too. There is a vast courtyard with several buildings housing the office room, choultry and quarters for the staff. In the second Prakara, there are many mandamus installed with adorable deities, like Vinayaka, Bali, Navagrahas, besides the exquisitely made colorful statues of Sri Vasavi Kannika Parameshwari standing in fire -pit with parents by her side.

The garbha griha of Nagareswaraswamy is quite spacious, and its spick and span together with the elevated vedh for the lingam in the center is masterly planned and tastefully executed. The imposing ling installed on a broad, high pedestal adorned with colorful garlands and the triple lines studded with diamonds is so captivating that the devotees raise their hands in veneration the moment it gleams into their sight. And feel transported to Kailas for a while. Its size and sheen are its plus points. The other two garbha grihas frankling this housing Mahishasuramardhini and Vasavamba are grand, and the icons beautified with dazzling jewels and colorful outfit mesmerises the adorers. A single darshan leaves unforgettable impression on the minds of the devotees and beckons repeated visits on and on.


Penugonda Train Details


From Chennai
Train No. Train Name From To Station to get down Departs At Arrives At
3352 DHANBAD EXPRESS ALLEPPEY TATANAGAR JN TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 23:00 8:49
2840 HOWRAH MAIL CHENNAI CENTRAL HOWRAH JN TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 23:40 7:59
2842 COROMANDEL EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL HOWRAH JN RAJAMUNDRY (RJY) 8:45 17:32
7643 CIRCAR EXP CHENNAI EGMORE KAKINADA PORT TANUKU (TNKU) 17:20 6:53

From Hyderabad
Train No. Train Name From To Station to get down Departs At Arrives At
2806 JANMABHOOMI EXP SECUNDERABAD JN VISHAKAPATNAM TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 7:10 14:59
1019 KONARK EXPRESS MUMBAI CST BHUBANESWAR TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 8:00 15:38
8646 EAST COAST EXP HYDERABAD DECAN HOWRAH JN TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 10:00 18:15
2704 FALAKNUMA EXP SECUNDERABAD JN HOWRAH JN TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 16:00 23:00
2728 GODAVARI EXP HYDERABAD DECAN VISHAKAPATNAM TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 17:15 0:39
2738 GOUTAMI EXP SECUNDERABAD JN KAKINADA PORT TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 21:15 4:39
7016 VISAKHA EXP SECUNDERABAD JN BHUBANESWAR TANUKU (TNKU) 17:00 1:59

From Bangalore
Train No. Train Name From To Station to get down Departs At Arrives At
8464 PRASANTHI EXP BANGALORE CY JN BHUBANESWAR TADEPALLIGUDEM (TDD) 14:00 8:14
7209 SESHADRI EXPRES BANGALORE CY JN KAKINADA TOWN TANUKU (TNKU) 13:20 6:24
2864 YPR HOWRAH EXP BANGALORE CY JN HOWRAH JN RAJAMUNDRY (RJY) 19:35 12:00