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Annavaram - Sri Satya Narayana Swamy Temple

Annavaram is a temple town situated on the banks of the River 'Pampa' in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy situated upon the Ratnagiri Hills. Anna translates to "what you desire", while "varam" means boon or godsend. Hence, the name Annavaram is an expression of the belief that the deity will endow one with whatever one desires. The land is considered to belong to both Lord Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swami Temple and Goddess Anantalaxmi Satyavathi Ammavaru.

Annavaram Temple Images

Pilgrim Visiting Places

  • Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy
  • Sri Ananta Lakshmi Satyavathi Ammavaru
  • Pampa river and reservoir
  • Temple is on beautiful sacred Ratnagiri hill
  • Titanic ship like shape of the hill and temple (best in night lights)
  • Sri Rama temple
  • Godesses Vanadurga and Kanaka Durga temples
  • Grama Devatha - Nerellamma temple
  • Sri Gokulam

Where is Annavaram

Annavaram town is located at Sankhavaram Mandal in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 533406.

How to Reach

Annavaram town is situated on National Highway 5.

  • Distance From: Visakhapatnam - 110 km, Rajamahendravaram - 80 km, Vijayawada - 238 km
  • Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry
  • Nearest Bus Station: Annavaram
  • Nearest Railway Station: Annavaram (Kolkata - Chennai route)

Where to Stay

Temple Choultries available at Annavaram at nominal price. Temple Cottages also available.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Avoid summer because weather will be hot and humid


The popular festivals here are

  • Sri Satyanarayana swamy vari kalyanam in May
  • Sri Swami Vari Jayanthi
  • All Hindu festivals specially celebrated in the temple

Daily Seva & Darshan Timings

Darshanam is allowed between 6.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 9.00pm

Visiting Places near Annavaram