Syamalamba Ammavari Devasthanam, Rajahmundry

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Syamalamba Ammavari Devasthanam is another temple in Rajahmundry popular among devotees. An idol of Goddess Syamalamba, which was housed here is said to have been replaced with a deity of Goddess Somalamma Ammavaru. Goddess Somalamma Ammavaru is one of the nine divine forms of Goddess Parvathi. The Kings of the Chalukya Dynasty are known to have worshipped the Goddess and made offerings to the deity. Especially King Narendra of the Chalukya dynasty is known to have protected this very temple, The best time of year to visit the temple would be during the Ugadi festival, or the Telugu New Year, which happens during the month of March. Other festivals of importance that are celebrated in the temple are the Navarathrulu and Kanuma Seva which are celebrated during the months of September and October respectively.




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