Sri BOYAKONDA Gangamma temple situated near Diguvapalli in Chowdepalli mandal is one of the famous hill shrines in the Chittoor District. Thousands of pilgrims worship the presiding deity of the temple Gangamma every day specially on Sundays. Devotees from the neighboring Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also worship the goddess.
Sri Boyakonda Gangamma Temple History
About two centuries ago bird-hunting tribals – ‘boyas’ and ‘yelikas’ lived in the forest area around the hillock. They stood up and resented the repressive and automatic rule of the nawabs. They retaliated against the Muslim soldiers and chased them.
The spirit of the Goddess ‘Shakti’ descended from the hillock and shielded the tribals and crushed the Nawab’s army. Local people say that the ‘Shakti’ has tied the heads of soldiers to banyan tree branches. Goddess Gangamma is the incarnation of ‘Shakti’. Local people believe that the ‘Pushkarini’ water is very powerful, and sprinkling it in the field will yield the good crop.
Many piligrms come here on Sundays to cook non veg food in open forest area and enjoy the adventure.
How to reach Sri Boyakonda Gangamma Temple
- Sri Boyakonda Gangamma Temple is 20 km from Madanapalle.
- Direct private buses are available from madanapalle and also you can hire autos
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