Boiyakonda Gangamma Temple

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Boiyakonda Gangamma Temple (Telugu: బోయకొండ గంగమ్మ దేవస్థానము) also known as Boikonda Gangamma or Baikonda is a Hindu Pilgrimage centre dedicated to the goddess Gangamma Devi located in Chowdepalli Mandal, Pungunur taluk, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State of India.

Legend[edit]

It is believed that the Goddess who gives her blessings to the devotees was discovered by the ancient local people here called as Boiya's and since then they are offering their devotion and prayers to the goddess.

The temple of Goddess Gangamma is one of the many ancient temples located on top of a mountain. The word "Baikonda" pronounced as "Baa-ee-kon-da" means mountain which has a well. The Goddess resides right besides this well and is believed to be very powerful. This goddess is known to destroy all evil and those who sincerely worship her are bound to succeed.

Devotees come here and make their wishes and once the wish comes true they come back to make an offering to the Goddess Gangamma which they would have agreed upon once their wish became true.

The offering for the Goddess is generally a hen or a sheep which will be sacrificed to the Goddess and the meat will be cooked at the same place and shall be eaten by all the family members who would have come along.

Devotees who come here should take the "theertha", the holy water in the well that is believed to cure and ward off evil.