There are many sayings of how Sri Sri Mavullamma Ammavaru emerged in Bhimavaram. One saying states that the goddess had emerged at Rayakuduru village near Veeravasaram. But according to the local people beliefs the history of Sri Sri Mavullamma Goddess is as follows.
It is said that the goddess had emerged during the period of 1200 A.D. But as per the temple point, the history is available only from the period of 1880 A.D. In Bhimavaram a place presently called as Motupalli Veedhi is said to be the place where the goddess had emerged. Sri Mavullamma ammavaru emerged in a place where Neem and Peepal (vepa) trees were together.
As the goddess had emerged in this place and as this place is rich for mango trees the Goddess had been named “MAMILLA AMMA” and later on during the days it had converted into “Sri MAVULLAMMA”. Another saying about the name is that as there are many small villages nearby Bhimavaram and they used to come to Bhimavaram to pray the Goddess as their Grama Devata the name “MAA VULLAMMA” had been incarnated.
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During Vaishaka masam of the year 1880 A.D. Sri Mavullamma ammavaru came into the dream o f Sri Marella Machi Raju and Sri Grandhi Appanna and advised them to build a temple in the place where she had emerged. After they found the Goddess they used to offer her prayers in a small hut. Both Sri Marella Machi Raju and Sri Grandhi Appanna built the temple at the Sunday Market (Previously known as Aidhu Lanterla Stambham). During 1910 A.D. a sculptor Tatavolu Naga Bhushanacharyulu from Kaalla village incarnated the idol of the Goddess as SHANTI SWAROOPINI and placed Rama Krishna Paramahamsa and Vivekananda idols on the both sides of the entrance.
Sri Mavullamma Ammavaru as Sakambhari decorated with more than 25 kinds of Vegetables during Festivals
Mavullamma Utsavams are conducted every year in a very Grand way for nearly 50 days during Sankranthi season. Lightings and Decorations are put out throughout the Temple Premises
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