- 01 Jan 1970
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Hamsaladeevi, situated in picturesque sangamam (Merger) of River Krishna in to the sea Bay of Bengal Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
The Holy Krishna River, started it journey in Mahabaleswar (Maharashtra), located in dense western Ghats, travels about 1400 KM by merging with so many tributary rivers – Warana, Panchaganga, Bhima, Koyana in Maharashtra, Doodhganga, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha Rivers in Karnataka, Tungabhdra, Musi rivers in Telangana and Paleru, Munneru rivers in Andhra Pradesh and finally merges with the destination, Bay of Bengal.
Near Puligadda, (5 KM from Avanigadda) River Krishna splits int to two branches. Eastern Branch merge with Bay Bengal near Hamsaladeevi.
Western branch again splits in to 3 streams and merge with the sea near Edurmondi village.
Watching the merger of Krishna river in to the fierce Bay of Bengal is a life time experience.
Visiting Venugopala Swamy temple situated in Hamsaladeevi village is a beautiful experience. Venugopal Swamy, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu with his concert Goddess Satyabhama gives darshan to the devotees. Built during the reign of Chola Kings is about 1000 years old.
On the day, Magha Pournami (Full Moon day) (in the months January-February of English Calendar), Lakhs of devotees take holy bath at the Pavitra Sangamam (Auspicious merging point) and take darshan of Venugopala Swami with all the Bhakti & Shraddha.
Hamsaladeevi is literal translation of Island of Swans as it has been believed that sages take swan forms and bathe in Krishna river before the darshan of Lord Venugopala Swami.
How to Reach. is about a distance of approx.370 KM from Hyderabad, 90 Km from Vijayawada, 35 KM from Machilipatnam, the two major cities of Krishna District you can reach it by private or public transport.
Nearest Airport: Vijayawada
Nearest Railway Station: Machilipatnam
Nearest Bus stand: Avanigadda/ Koduru