Hamasaladeevi

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Hamasaladeevi
Koduru
village
Venugopalaswamy temple at Hamsaladeevi village
Venugopalaswamy temple at Hamsaladeevi village
Hamasaladeevi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Hamasaladeevi
Hamasaladeevi
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°58′39″N 81°05′59″E / 15.97750°N 81.09972°E / 15.97750; 81.09972Coordinates: 15°58′39″N 81°05′59″E / 15.97750°N 81.09972°E / 15.97750; 81.09972
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District krishna
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521328
Telephone code 276
Nearest city Machilipatnam, Avanigadda

Hamsaladeevi is a village in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh close to where one branch of River Krishna meets the Bay of Bengal. It is also known as "Swan Island".

The river Krishna branches in to two streams at Puligadda near Avanigadda. The eastern stream empties into the Bay of Bengal at Palakayi Tippa, 5 kilometres from Hamsaladeevi. TIPPA or DIBBA in Telugu means elevated land. The western stream again branches into three streams, Lankavani Dibba Krishna, Naasagunta Krishna, and Venisagaram Krishna, and then empties into the Bay of Bengal.

The people of Andhra Pradesh worship the River Krishna by the name "Goddess Krishna Veni". Nearly 8% of the total cultivated land in the country is in the Krishna River watershed.

There is also an old Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) temple at Hamsaladeevi. People celebrate 'Magha Pournami' (February) as a holy day. That day Anna Daanam (food-donation) is done for who ever comes to visit this place.

Hamsaladeevi can be reached by bus from Vijayawada or from Gudivada. There are regular buses from Avanigadda which is the nearest big town.

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