Prasanna Anjaneeya Swamy Temple
Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy temple is a Hindu temple in Godugupeta, near Machilipatnam in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Lord Hanuman is the presiding deity of the temple and is known as Prasanna Anjaneeya Swamy.
The Lord in this temple is Hanuman and called as Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy. As per the Agama shastra (Science of temple construction), Dakshana mukha (facing South) Anjaneya is more powerful and those who worship him will be blessed with success and fortune. This temple is one of the Dakshina mukha Anjaneya temples and is more than 100 years old.
It is said that while performing rituals for renovation work (samprokshana) in 19th century by swamiji of Kurtalam, there was a heavy rain and the streets around the temple were flooded with water but at the same time there was no rain drop on the temple. That incident reflects the power of almighty.
Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of Hanuman is celebrated on Vishaka Bahula Dasami (10th day after full moon day in the Vishaka month of Hindu calendar). Three day celebrations are made which include rituals like abhishekam to idol, archana, reciting of Hanuman Chalisa, Manya suktha paarayana, deepalankarana (lighting of lamps), purnahuthi are performed in the temple.
Machilipatnam, located 60 km from Vijayawada is well connected by rail and road. The temple is located on the lane opposite to Shankar Matam, Godugupet, Machilipatnam.