Mopidevi is a village and mandal in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India. A famous temple dedicated to Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy is located here. Mopidevi is located at a distance of around 80 km from Vijayawada and 30 km from Machilipatnam.
According to a legend, the Lingam is a self manifested (Swayambhu) one. Veeravarapu Parvathalu was a potter, who was a great devotee. Pleased with his devotion the Lord once came in his dream and asked him to dig up the anthill to find his Lingam in the village of Mopidevi. Parvathalu told about his dream to the villagers and dug up the anthill at the place indicated in his dream. Surprisingly, they found the Lingam which was placed on the anthill and they began to worship. He prepared the idols of Horse, Nandi, Cock and Garutmanthudu which are very dear to Subramanya Swamy with clay. He also prepared the idols of great Rishis with clay. He prepared the idols and baked them in the Bhatti in such a fashion that they never lost their original forms.
Lord Subramanyeswara is considered to be the principal deity of the royal family of Challapalli, which is running the temple at present.
There is another temple Sri Sakaleswara Swamy (Lord Eeshwara) temple located just beside this temple, it is also a Self Manifested Lingam. The name came from Sagara Chakravarthy who is grand father of Sri Rama, worshipped this lingam. The Lingam was discovered when floods washed Mopidevi in 1783 and the temple was constructed by Adusumilli Gangubhotlu, who was a Land Lord. There is a legend that the Lingam's depth is still unknown. Now the temple is running at present by Adusumilli Family.
These two temples in Mopidevi are attracting number of pilgrims all over AP and other south Indian states. Some devotees only can see king cobra (god) and pilgrims used to hear the sounds of god(Cobra) swimming in the well.Devotees believe strongly if couple sleep here for one night in the temple they are blessed with children.
There are two schools in Mopidevi. One is Zilla parishad high school and the second one is mandal parishad high school. These schools give the best education.
Mopidevi is in the Vijayawada-Avanigadda roadline. There are number of buses from Vijayawada to Avanigadda. It takes around two hours from Vijayawada in bus via kankipadu, vuyyuru,pamarru and challapalli. Vijayawada-Nagayalanka buses also go through Mopidevi.
Alternatively, share autos are available from REPALLE railway station directly to MOPIDEVI temple. It takes hardly 20–30 minutes (since the penumudi bridge is opened in 2006). This is the best option for those who prefer Train (Guntur/Tenali to Repalle) over bus.
Villages in Mopidevi Mandal
The following is the list of villages in this Mandal.
- Chiruvolulanka north
- "Villages in Mopidevi Mandal". Retrieved 2007-02-15.