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Sri Jaganmohini Keshava swamy temple at ryali Ryali is situated in East Godavari district (Atreyapuram Mandalam) of Andhrapradesh - India. This area is also called KonaSeema, a purely well irrigated area of Andhrapradesh due to many tributories of river Godavari. The famous Sri Jagan Mohini (Sri Maha Vishnu) temple is situated here. The shrine of Sri Jagan Mohini Keshava Swamy is made up of single stone (Salagrama Ekashila - 5 feet height and 3ft width). The idol looks like Sri Vishnu (male) from front side and as Mohini (female) from rear side. The architectural beauty of the idol and temple is excellent. The flow of Akasha Ganga at the feet of Sri Maha Vishnu can be seen here.
This place was purely a wild forest during 11th century and was ruled by Cholas. Raja Vikrama Deva originally constructed a small temple during 11th century and later renovated.

How to reach Ryali

Ryali is located in East Godavari district of Andhrapradesh - India. Tourists travelling fron Northern part of India have to come to Visakhapatnam via National Highway 5 (Highway between Kolkata and Chennai) and proceed towards Tuni, Annavaram and Rajahmundry. From Rajahmundry, travel towards Dowlaiswaram Barrage and take left turn at Bobbarlenka (immediately after the barrage on river Godavari). From Bobbarlanka proceed towards Lolla and take right diversion at Merlapalem to reach Ryali. The distance between Rajahmundry and Ryali (Rali) is 25 Kms. People travelling from South and other parts of India have to reach a place called Ravulapalem on National Highway 5 (before Rajahmundry). At Ravulapalem take right turn to proceed towards Merlapalem and take left turn here to reach Ryali.

Importance of Ryali

Sri Uma Kamandaleshwara swamy temple at ryali In local language (Telugu) Ryali means FALL. As per Bhagavatam, Lord Vishnu takes the guise of Mohini to rescue Devatas against Rakshasas during Samudra Mathana for getting Amrutam (holy devine nectar). During equally distributing the Amrutam among Devatas and Rakshasas, Mohini works in favour of Devatas and avoids the nectar by giving to Rakshasas. Lord Eshwara (Shiva) sees Mohini and falls in love with her. Lord Shiva comes to know that Mohini is the guise of Lord Vishnu when a flower falls from the plait of Mohini. This place where the flower has fallen is named RYALI meaning FALL in Telugu.
In Ryali Lord Shiva is worshipped as Uma Kamandaleswara because on the back side Lord Brahma Consecrated the Siva Lingam with his Kamandalam. The Mahavishnu is consecrated as Mohini at the back side and hence worshipped as Sri Jaganmohini Keshava Swamy. The temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu face each other in East and West direction, a rare feature to see at Ryali. The shrine of Sri Jaganmohini is a joy to see. The ten incornations of Lord Sri Vishnu and consorts are beautifully sculptured around the shrine.

The temple timings are from 6.00am to 12.00noon and from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. No photography allowed inside the temple. Better plan to have food and stay at Ravulapalem as Ryali is a small village. People can include other places like Vadapalli (Lord Venkateswara temple), Pancharama temples (4 in this area, Samalkot, Draksharama, Palakollu, Bheemavaram) in their trip plan for visiting as these are all nearby.
There is no standard package to visit Ryali from any of the travel agents. The nearest Railway station is Rajahmundry and nearest airport is Visakhapatnam. Plan for hiring a private vehicle to visit places in Konaseema.

SHANKAR JANIPEREDDY21-08-2009
I LOVE MY RYALI MY VILLLAGE I MISS MY RYALI LOVE PEPOLE I COME NEXT YEAR I COME BACK
PraveenPalanati17-12-2009
I am very proud to say that I am the citizen of Ryali. We love our village, the beautiful and historical.. We are heart fully inviting people to visit our Village Ryali..
Selvakumar29-06-2010
I want the Complete address with pincode and cell no of the Temple. Abisekha,Annadhan details wanted. Thank you, Sir
Krishna Murty Ryali17-09-2010
This is the village of my fore fathers and our housename (intiperu) is Ryali. It is one of the most beautiful villages in India. The ekasila vigraham(single stone ) is amazing.
Ravi Kishore27-10-2010
Ryali is my grandma's village. I love visiting ryali which is in rich green serene. Temples are very famous and visit them if u pass by..
Krishna Murty Ryali28-10-2010
Ryali is one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. Its also our homename(intiperu). I love this village
shyam 1412225102-11-2010
ryali is mylover village dreem village and love village thats why i married ryali girl 14122251
sai sankara krishna21-11-2010
OME NAMAH SIVAYA OME NAMO JAGANMOHINIKESAVA SWAMY NE NAMAH: I NEVER FORGOT THE RYALI VILLAGE. THERE I ATTEND 1ST RUDRABHISHEKAM IN MY LIFE AT SRI UMAKAMANDALESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE.THANKS TO RYALI DEVASTANAM, THE RYALI PEOPLE AND HINDU DHARMA PHARISHAD, AMALAPURAM.I REQUAST TO THE GOD SIVA PUNARDARSANAM AND DARSANA OF JAGANMOHINI KESAVASWAMY.
Sriman13-03-2011
Ryali is very ancient and cerene temple. During Dassera 2010 i along with my family visited Ryali and admired. It was impossible to come out of the temple. there is Nagamalli tree beside the temple with which the pooja will be performed. The statue is amazing.
konakala ramesh20-07-2011
hai.. welcome to ryali village.
my village is very famous in india , this is historical place, i am proud and i trust GOD...RYALI CHURCH OF CHRIST
ranjith dadi24-08-2011
hai when i was a child i quite often listen about the temple.but i got chance to get the blessings from the temple when i visited last year because my brother said me to go there for the blessings i felt a lot of happiness after coming to this temples(jaganmohini keshavaswamy &lord shiva temple).i love to come to the temples once i come to india
B RAVI KUMAR02-09-2011
i never went to Ryali i want to go Ryali with in short time
Anand gopal08-06-2012
I heard about the Mahat of the temple and I want to visit Ryali shortly.
OME NAMAH SIVAYA OME NAMO JAGANMOHINIKESAVA SWAMY NE NAMAH.
ram14-10-2012
This temple pujari parameswara sastry was went sabarimala ayyappa temple tantri.present his family persons do that duty.
Nethi.Balakrishna03-06-2013
I hail form Vadapalli. Of recent I took my wife and kids to Vadaplli and Ryali on 28th May.It was a great day that my wife felt very happy seeing both the temples(Ancient one)
PULLAIAH PANTHULU VITHALA18-09-2013
Hai.. I am the native of Ryali & I have settled in Hyderabad. My village is very historical Place. Actually our village name is Ratnagiri. After the Sagara Mathana Lord Eshwara (Shiva) sees Mohini and falls in love with her. Lord Shiva comes to know that Mohini is the guise of Lord Vishnu when a flower falls from the plait of Mohini. This place where the flower has fallen is named RYALI meaning FALL in Telugu. I love my village very well
kumar08-11-2013
Nice to place to visit .. I still remember I've been travelled for especially dharshanam of Vishnu & mohini devi at ryali. I love to go again if I have chance. "OM NAMAH SIVAYA OM NAMO JAGANMOHINIKESAVA SWAMY NE NAMAH.
KAMALA RANI26-11-2013
I and along with my family want to go to rally and want to perform Abhishekam to Jagannathaswamy but we are stying in RJY - let me know the contact Numbers of the temple.
veeru27-05-2014
I liking this village I love you this village my relationship very well and I liking God's and temple's
RAVINDRAKUMAR13-10-2014
Its my best friend soma
sekhar birth place & he stays there, i have visited this temples and Ryali on spiritual tour with my family. its awesome
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