Antarvedi is an important pilgrim center in the East Godavari district. This little village is situated at the most interior part on the East coast of Andhra Pradesh. The shrine of Lord Vishnu is in the form of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy with Goddess Lakshmi Devi sitting on His Lap is positioned towards west was constructed between 15th and 16th centuries.
The place draws people from the world over throughout the year owing to its unique rarity: the merging of the mighty Bay of Bengal and Vasishta River, which is a distributary of the River Godavari. The place of confluence where the mighty ocean and the river is called the 'Sapta Sagara Sangam Pradesam'. It is also known as the 'Anna Chelli Gattu', by the locals.
The temple has 5 tiered Vimana Gopuram. Garuda, the mount of Lord Vishnu and Lord Anjaneya can be seen either sides of the main entrance. While approaching 'Garbha Gudi', one can see an adorable 'Vatapatra Sayi' on its roof which is made from a single stone. The other deities are on the east side of the prakaram there is Goddess Rajyalakshmi and Lord Venkateshwara. To the north side is Goddess Bhoodevi and Lord Ranganadha Swamy. Lord Santhana Gopala Swamy and Keshava Swamy are to the west side of the prakaram and finally to the south side of the prakaram is the Acharyas and Alwars sannidhi with Chaturbhuja Anjaneya.
Sri Neela Kanteswara Swamy Temple
It is said that Lord Brahma, the creator in order to get freed from the many sins that he had committed against the liberator Lord Shiva, had performed a Rudrayaga and installed an idol Lord Neela kantheswara here. As the place was made like a stage or 'Vedika' to perform the Yaga, it got it’s name as 'ANTARVEDI'
The Vasishta Godavari river is said to have been brought in by the famous Maharishi Vasishta, one of the seven great sages of the Hindu Mythology. A temple for Vasishta Maharshi is constructed on the banks of Vasishta river in 2005.