Lord Subrahmanya Swamy

Temple History

Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Devasthanam is situated in Mopidevi village of Krishna District. This temple is located besides 216 highway road and is near to Repalle and Macilipatnam cities.

The main deity of the temple is Sri Subrahmanya Swamy in the form of Lingam (Shiva Lingam) as Swayambhu. Mopidevi Temple is famous for Childless Couples for Childbirth, Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja, Rahu Ketu Dosha Pooja

According to a legend, the Lingam is a self manifested (Swayambhu) one. Veerarapu Parvathalu was a potter, who was a great devotee. Pleased with his devotion the Lord once came in his dream and asked him to dig up the anthill to find his Lingam in the village of Mopidevi. Parvathalu told about his dream to the villagers and dug up the anthill at the place indicated in his dream. Surprisingly, they found the Lingam which was placed on the anthill and they began to worship. He prepared the idols of Horse, Nandi, Cock and Garutmanthudu which are very dear to Subramanya Swamy with clay. He also prepared the idols of great Rishis with clay. He prepared the idols and baked them in the Bhatti in such a fashion that they never lost their original forms.

It is said that, Lord Subrahmanyeswara is considered to be the principle deity of the royal family of Challapalli, which is running the temple at present.There is another temple Sri Sakaleswara Swamy (Lord Eeshwara) temple located just beside this temple, it is also a Self Manifested Lingam. The name came from Sagara Chakravarthy who is grand father of Sri Rama, worshipped this lingam. The Lingam was discovered when floods washed Mopidevi in year 1783 and the temple was constructed by Adusumilli Gangubhotlu, who was a Land Lord. There is a legend that the Lingam's depth is still unknown. Now the temple is running at present by Adusumilli Family.

According to holy texts, Vindhya Mountain, at one time became overconfident of its strength and began to grow upwards. It went up to the planet Ravi. With this, darkness surmounted all over and all mortals and immortals including every flora and fauna suffered in darkness.Gods prayed to Sage Agasthya to somehow humble the Vindhya Mountain. Sage Agasthya is known to have attained divine powers through severe penance. He was staying in Varanasi at that time. He, accepted the request of Devas, Sage Agasthya started towards the mountain Vindhya from Northern India. Vidhya Mountain is the boarder between North India and South India. Knowing in advance about the arrival of Sage Agasthya, the Vindhya Mountain humbled himself to the lowest level so as to give way to the sage. While crossing the Vindhya Mountain, Sage Agasthya has taken promise from Vindhyaa to be in humbled state till he returns from his tour of Southern India. But the sage did not return. He settled in South India. Waiting for ages together, Vidhya Mountain remained humbled even today. Sage Agasthya along with his retinue had the occasion to pass through the place, where Lord Subrahmanyeswara did severe penance. He identified the place and said that this area is covered by Tigers and from here if we go towards the Eastern direction, one can find the divine temple of Lord Kumaraswamy known as Subrahmanyeswara. By visiting this temple with devotion, one can get earning all through the life and also attain salvation. It is pertinent to note that the presiding deity of Vijayawada Kanaka Durga rides on Tiger.Lord Subrahmanyeswara is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. While Lord Subrahmanyeswara was in her womb, Goddess Parvathi could not bear the power of the foetus and hence transferred the same to Ganga Devi. Ganga also could not bear the power of the foetus and hence the foetus slipped into the reed grass. Six female minor deities called Krittika took care of the embryo. Imbibing the strengths of both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi, Lord Subrahmanyeswara was born in the the month of Margasiramasam on Shashti day of waxing Moon with six heads, twelve hands, lot of brilliance, luster and the radiance of Sun.

Sri Ganga-Parvathi sametha Sakaleshwar Swamy temple, Sri Suvarchala sametha Hanuman Temple and Sri Saraswathi Devi temples are situated beside the main temple.

Sri Subrahmanyeshwara Swamy Bramhotsvam is celebrated every year in the month of February. Large number of devotees visits the temple on these festival days. Devotees specially worship Lord Subrahmanyeswara on the days of Ashada Sukla Panchami, Naga Panchami, Nagaula Chaviti, Dasara Navarathri days, Skandha shashti and Subrahmanya shashti.


Additional Information

Repalle and Machilipatnam are the nearest cities to stay. Hotels and restaurants are available in Machilipatnam city. Vijayawada is the nearest major city with the best budget and star hotel options.

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Repalle and Machilipatnam are the nearest cities to Mopidevi temple. This temple is located besides the Vijayawada-Machilipatnam road.

Repalle Bus Station and Repalle railway stations are just 12 kms from the temple. Share autos are available from Repalle bus stand and railway stations. Machilipatnam bus station is 32 kms from here.

Vijayawada Railway Junction is 68 kms which has the good connectivity with all the major cities of India.

Vijayawada International Airport, Gannavaram is 63.8 kms to Mopidevi temple.

Buses and private transport is available from these cities to reach the temple.
  • 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: (+91) 08671 257240, 257370