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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 JANIPEREDDY

21-08-2009

I LOVE MY RYALI MY VILLLAGE I MISS MY RYALI LOVE PEPOLE I COME NEXT YEAR I COME BACK
PraveenPalanati

17-12-2009

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..
Selvakumar

29-06-2010

I want the Complete address with pincode and cell no of the Temple. Abisekha,Annadhan details wanted. Thank you, Sir
Krishna Murty Ryali

17-09-2010

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 Kishore

27-10-2010

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 Ryali

28-10-2010

Ryali is one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. Its also our homename(intiperu). I love this village
shyam 14122251

02-11-2010

ryali is mylover village dreem village and love village thats why i married ryali girl 14122251
sai sankara krishna

21-11-2010

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.
Sriman

13-03-2011

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 ramesh

20-07-2011

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 dadi

24-08-2011

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 KUMAR

02-09-2011

i never went to Ryali i want to go Ryali with in short time
Anand gopal

08-06-2012

I heard about the Mahat of the temple and I want to visit Ryali shortly.
OME NAMAH SIVAYA OME NAMO JAGANMOHINIKESAVA SWAMY NE NAMAH.
ram

14-10-2012

This temple pujari parameswara sastry was went sabarimala ayyappa temple tantri.present his family persons do that duty.
Nethi.Balakrishna

03-06-2013

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 VITHALA

18-09-2013

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
kumar

08-11-2013

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 RANI

26-11-2013

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.
veeru

27-05-2014

I liking this village I love you this village my relationship very well and I liking God's and temple's
RAVINDRAKUMAR

13-10-2014

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
VITHALA SIVARAMA PRASAD

27-10-2014

My native place is Ryali & I have settled in Hyderabad. I love my village & there are no any job opportunities hence I came to Hyderabad & settled here. Our own house is in Ryali till now. My father (Vithala Venkatrama Sastry garu) had worked as Secondary Grade Assistant in RZP High School, Ryali. Myself & my two sisters are also studied in that school. I will come back to my village very soon on the blessings of Sri Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy.
nedunuri ananth rao

10-12-2014

Visited Ryali long time back late in the afternoon for a very short period on the way to Amalapura. Very keen to visit in next few days . would like to know the details of Sevas / Poojas available and any particular rules to be followed.
during the visit
vithala.N.R.S.venugopal

13-12-2014

I BELONGS TO RYALI FROM MY GRAND FATHERS MY FAMILY IS COMBINED FAMILY IN OUR STREET AT THE TIME OF MY CHILD HOOD OUR FAMILY SIZE IS 40 MEMBERS .WE HAVE A LOT OF MEMORIES IN RYALI .MY FATHER &ELDERS ARE BORN AT RYALI .WORKED AT RYALI.
Dr. RSR Anjaneyuilu

15-05-2015

Near by place not covered i.e. ravulapalam, maddapalli seni eswara temple is also there, the communication is to be perfect, full information to all.
So that people can plan for all and come for every temple somebody will not plan separately. Guiding to the public is also greate art.

Is there any rtc tour package is there near rajamandary all temples including all. in east godvari district.
(Dr. r.s.r. anjaneyulu)


JAYASREE KALYANARAMAN

26-06-2015

RECENTLY ON 16.06.2015 WE VISITED THE TEMPLE ON OUR WEDDING DAY ALONG WITH OUR FRIENDS AFTER VISITING OUR VASAVI TEMPLE AT PENUGONDA

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