Sri Syamalamba Ammavari Devastanam
Location : Rajahmundry
About The Temple :
The temple is located in Rajahmundry town which is at a distance of 60 Km from Kakinda, 90 Km from Amalapuram. This is an ancient and historical temple. Sri Syamalambavaru is the Goddess of the Rajahmundry city. It is established and the temple is constructed about 100 years back. At this present place Sri Syamalamba Ammavari murthi was installed in the place of Somalamma Ammavaru.
Sri Somalammavaru is still in existence at end point of the city. On the occasion of Jatara festival generally falls on Telugu New years Day (Ugadi), Sri Somalammavaru will be brought with honors to Syamalamba temple which is a parental institution. This temple was renovated on 1st November 1911 by Gopalapuram Jameendars. There is a Sila – Sasanam installed in the temple which supports the above fact. There is a custom and usage in the town to offer the Prathama Tambulam to Grama Devata by many of people at the time of functions, Festivals and other important occasions.
The Temple is situated in the heart of the town, which is very nearer to R. T. C complex and S. C. Railway station and on the main line of Chennai to Howrah. Even though there is no historical story about this temple but according to older generation it is noted that the previous kings like Raja Raja Narendra and during the period of Reddy Rajus prayed and offered their Kanukas to Sri Somalammavaru treating her as Mukya Synika while the time of Battles.
Telugu New Years Day (Jatara Mahostavam for one month)
Sarannavarathri Utsavam (Sri Durga Poojalu)