Mopidevi, around 40 minutes of journey from Machilipatnam is a famous temple village with Subramanya Swamy temple in the center of it. Many devotees visit the temple all through the year, especially for Annadaanam and “First Cut” for children. Here is some glimpse of the sacrosanct.
Very happy to hear all your feedback on our previous posts ( part 1 and part 2 ) about Machilipatnam glory and its historical places. eSpecially our masala bandi chala mandhini touch chesindhi ! I know many of us are missing it, we too :(
So from your inspiration, we are adding few more photos of our land. This time our golden beach or locally Manginipudi beach.
Its always a wonderful experience to bath at beach. Thinte bandhar laddu thinali …chesthe bandhar beach lo snanam cheyali Just kidding …i know you are all with me.
ah yeah now…mmm not clear
Here is our shining beach
Continuing from where we stopped (the division into parts is more for the flexibility to see all the pics), the unexplored machilipatnam gives a glimpse of the history of India itself. The Bandar Fort is the reminiscence of the fortification by the East India Company and by the Dutch (before the EIC) in around 1600 AD. Exploring the full length of the constructions around the Fort itself is a half day program! (I realized this when I had to rush to cover the other places).
One of the most rare temples of Hayagreeva
Way to the Bandar Fort, recognized by the Archeological Survey of India
The history of the Fort and the surrounding buildings
The entry to the Bandar Fort
The inside view of Bandar Fort
Full view of the Fort
Ganta Stambham, Bandar Fort
Mandu Bhandagaram, where all the ammunition used to be stored, alongside the Bandar Fort
The remains of the Nizam Hospital
Entrance to the Port Facilities
Fish and other Marine Business at Bandar Port
The temple glory of Keer Pandaripuram, Chilakalapudi
Keer Pandaripuram, Chilakaludi Panduranga Temple
Premises of the Panduranga Temple
The most famous Mashala Bandi, on a busy evening
Bandar is famous for its fancy and Gold Covering Works, here is the show
The Glittering night view of the Temples
Lord, during an annual procession
My School Ground
Surely, machilipatnam is an unknown Tourist destination. One can be totally filled with history, glory and devotion in a full day package ! Being my hometown, I did not realize the tourism potential of this sleeping town till I saw with my own eyes, spending one full day !
A beautiful Fort (Kekini Mahal), the Historic Bandar Fort and other remaining constructions, Chilakapudi Panduranga Temple, The Gold Covering works, Bandar Kaluva and the port (can be made even as a water sporting destination, the first on the east coast of India ! ), The other temples (Venkateswara and the Hayagreeva temple), Manginipudi Beach.. already a day’s full of places.
Hope the day will come. The eastern Goa : machilipatnam with its glory.
This is a travelogue of my own town, machilipatnam , situated on the eastern coast of the Krishna Delta, Andhra Pradesh. Being the place where we were grown up, the pics were taken with more satisfaction than picturesqueness ! The temples that we used to go every week, the school ground we played , all give a easy passage in to the childhood.
And then comes the surprise part. Most of us might not have known the inner beauty of the places in MTM ! Below and the following (Part 2) posts are the opener of the sleeping beauty, mostly covering the places which are never shown as such anywhere (and hence sacrificing the more known and common places like Koneru Center and Manginipudi Beach for space constrains, probably they will be accommodated in some other way ! ). Enjoy the childhood, the town and its glory.
Kekini Mahal , known as the Challapalli Bunglow is on the turn of Ramanaidu Peta, Machilipatnam. As magnificent as any other medieval forts, this tall building is one of the glowing prestiges of the sleeping town.
The British Times “Bandar Town Hall” , still in use for many of the major functions and programs, situated in the heart of the town.
Bandar, is definitely famous for its movie watchers, and thus the theaters, both old and the new. In the age of multiplexes and many screens, the age old singular ‘tallkies’ are worth remembering !
The campus of Andhra Jaateeya Kalasala and National College, now the standing campus for the new Krishna University, Machilipatnam
The founder branch of the Andhra Bank, with the statue of the founder, Dr Bhogaraju Pattabhi Seetha Ramayya garu.
The statue of the most prolific singer of Andhra, Padmasri Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, in front of the Lions Club Golden Jubilee Hall
The recently constructed super magnificent Sai Baba statue. The statue in about 54 feet in height.
The campus of the District and Sessions Court, Machilipatnam
The designer of the Indian National Flag, Sri Pingali Venakayya Statue, next to the Chilakalapudi police station, machilipatnam
Cyclone Detection Radar Station of the Indian Meterological Department, Machilipatnam
The mostly unknown Agricultural Research Institute, affiliated to the Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University
The movie mania, simply described. The compound wall and the buildings of the oldest college in Machilipatnam, The Noble College
The beautiful and a very big LIC Divisional Office, Machilipatnam
The Venkateswara and Shiva Temple, Batchupet, Machilipatnam