Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple:
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple is dedicated to a great Sage and Avadhuta named Bhagavan Venkaiah Swamy. Bhagavan Sri Venkaiah Swamy is a famous spiritual saint who lived in Venkatachalam Mandal village near Nellore.
Since 1974, Bhagavan Sri Venkaiah Swamy visited golagamudi and used to remain in golagamudi after 1974. Swamy set the basis for building with his own hand in the year 1980 (now it is Swami vari Samadhi mandiram). Swami left his body on 22 August 1982 and his adherents created Swamy Samadhi in construction (the basis set by swamy) now it was Swamy vari Samadhi mandiram.
In Samadhi mandiram grounds correct side is dhuni and left side is well found. Swamy said about dhuni it was koti lingala pooja kadaiah, meaning if you do pooja for dhuni the outcome is equivalent to pooja worship of one key Siva Lingas.
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy History:
Born to a religious pair, Venkaiah Swamy. As their eldest son at Nagulavellatur, Sompalli Pitchamma and Sri Penchalaiah – a tiny town in Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
He had a sister and two siblings. Currently, nobody is alive. For a few days, during the evenings, he came to Sri Siddiraju Ramaiah for personal tuition. He left his studies at his teacher after one or two months of poverty. He has been a lover of loneliness since he was five years old.
He used to say them “brother” when his playmates invited him to play! I committed a theft; now I’m going to be arrested by the police. You’ll also be detained if you’re with me. Please leave me. “When the kids left, he used to sit for meditation behind a door.
Swamy and his friends used to go into the woods to collect date fruits etc. He’s going to sit behind a hedge and meditate. If any of his colleagues are disturbing him, he’ll say the same phrases and give them away. At the age of seventeen, he used to cut firewood and bring it on a bullock cart to Nellore and sell it there. He also took and sold at Nellore the banyan leaves that were used to prepare leaf plates.
At that age, he learned to ploughing at the age of twelve which is impossible. To the greatest satisfaction of elders, he conducted all kinds of agricultural job. He did all the work with so much interest that the people on sight couldn’t but praise the precision of the work
He was suffering from a fever at the age of 20. This made a shift in his life. He used to cry out yogam chakali, yogam jakkali, etc. He was disappearing from his home.He resurfaced in Madras after about twenty years. He came back to Nellore and walked widely around Golgamudi in the villages. He lived in Penna Badvel Thippa for the first time. He came to Kotithirtham later, whom he called his Pandari.He used to light in his samadhi mandir the holy fire or gundam that is still burning. He defined this holy fire as equivalent to a koti linga worship.
Venkayya Swami was considered a madman by many villagers. They couldn’t comprehend that he was an avadhuta. It was the master of Sri Ekkirala Bharadhwaja who acknowledged him as a wonderful avadhuta and urged many to visit him. Swamy’s life was easy. He always lived outdoors, and by doing biksha to eat. He healed a lot of illnesses.
He used to compose prophetic pramana patras in nature. A visit to Golgamudi is crucial for anyone following the tradition of Datta avadhuta. Even now, Swami is mysteriously protecting his devotees. In many books, Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Miracles were recorded.
Venkaiah Swamy Temple Accommodation:
Visitors can find accommodation in the venkaiah swamy temple.
|Sl.No.||Guest House Names||Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple Rooms|
|1||A Block(Sadguru Athidi Gruham)||20|
|2||B Block(Guru Padam Athidi Gruham)||20|
|4||D Block(Athidi Gruham)||84|
|Sl.No.||Rooms||Rent Per day in Rs.|
|1||Non A/C||Rs. 100|
|2||Non A/C||Rs. 150|
|4||Suite Room||Rs. 600|
|5||Marriage Hall||Rs. Free|
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple Rooms Booking:
There is no online booking systems in Venkaiah Swamy Temple. We have to book directly.
Venkaiah Swamy Temple Sevas:
Name of the Sevas Pooja Timings Cost of ticket
|Abhishekam (Except on Sundays)||4:30AM to 5:30AM||Rs. 250.00|
|Dhuni Pooja||9.00AM||Rs. 500.00|
|Archana(Except on Thursday & Saturdays).||7.00AM to 10:30Am & 12.00PM to 2.00PM&4.00PM to 6.00PM||Rs. 10.00|
|Pallaki Seva(On Thursday & Saturday).||8.00PM to 8.30 PM||Rs. 250.00|
|Uyalla Seva(On Thursday & Saturday)||After Pallaki Seva||Rs. 250.00|
|Saswatha Pooja||11:00AM to 12:00PM||Rs. 1,116.00|
|Vahana Pooja||temple timings||Rs.50.00 & Rs.100.00|
|Aksharabyasa Pooja||8.00AM||Rs. 500.00|
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Official Website: http://srivenkaiahswamy.org/
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple Address:
Venkatachalam Mandal, Nellore, Golagamudi, Andhra Pradesh 524321.
How to Reach Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple:
Golagamudi’s closest large city is Nellore. You can either train or bus to Nellore.You should go to Nellore Bus Station after you reach Nellore. You should take a bus to Anikepalle from Nellore Bus Station. Every half hour you’ve got a bus.
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple Contact Number: 0861 216 1105
Nellore To Venkaiah Swamy Temple Distance: 12.3 km (17 mins)
8 min (2.5 km) via Ballari – Krishnapatnam Port Hwy by car
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple Timings:
6:30 AM to 11:00 AM
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Photos: