Kolleru Peddintlamma Temple:
The Kolleru Peddintlamma Temple is a Hindu shrine. It is situated on the banks of Kolleru Lake in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh’s Kolletikota. The peddintlamma temple was founded by an Eastern Ganga Dynasty Army General during the reign of a Suryavansha Vadiya king, Langula Narasimha Deva (Langula Gajapathi Raju) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty, in the 13th century.
Kolleru Peddintlamma Temple History:
Kolletikota was ruled by Langula Narasimhadeva (Langula Gajapathi Raju), a Suryavansha Odiya king from Cuttack in Odisha, during the 13th century. Kolletikota was the location of his fort. Muhammadin, his adversary, had set up camp on the shores of Kolleru Lake at Chigurukota. The lake protected the Odiya force in some respects, so they dug a channel called Upputeru.
When the Gajapathi and Muhammadin forces went to war, the Odiya force army general sacrificed his own daughter, Peddintlamma/Perrantalu, to appease the gods for his victory. The war was eventually won by the Odiya army. After that, an Army General constructed a temple dedicated to his daughter, Peddintlamma, and Narasimhadeva installed another deity, Jaladurga. Later on, the descendants of Gajapathis who settled in Kolletikota and the surrounding areas became known as Vaddis.
Kolleru Peddintlamma Temple Timings:
The Kolleru Peddintlamma Temple is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kolleru Peddintlamma Jatara:
The descendants of Suryavansha Odiya kings (Vaddis) from Kashyapa Gotra will host the annual peddintlamma jatara. Every March month peddintlamma jatara dates will be declared and conducted.
Eluru to Kolletikota distance: 1 hr 21 min (30.2 km) via Eluru Road
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