Peddintlamma Temple, Kolletikota

Peddintlamma Temple is a Hindu pilgrimage center. It is located on the shores of Kolleru Lake in Kolletikota of Eluru district in Andhra Pradesh. During the 13th century, the temple was constructed by an Eastern Ganga Dynasty Army General under the reign of the Eastern Gangas.

Peddintlamma Temple
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Sri Peddintlamma Temple in Kolletikota
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictEluru
DeityPeddintlamma or Perrantalu
Location
LocationKolletikota
StateAndhra Pradesh
CountryIndia
Peddintlamma Temple, Kolletikota is located in Andhra Pradesh
Peddintlamma Temple, Kolletikota
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Geographic coordinates16°37′39″N 81°17′21″E / 16.6276°N 81.2893°E / 16.6276; 81.2893Coordinates: 16°37′39″N 81°17′21″E / 16.6276°N 81.2893°E / 16.6276; 81.2893
Architecture
TypeKalinga Architecture, South Indian

LegendsEdit

During the 13th century, Kolletikota region was under the reign of the Eastern Ganga monarchs[1] who ruled from the capital at Cuttack in Odisha. One of his forts was located at Kolletikota. His enemy Muhammadin was encamped at Chigurukota on the shores of Kolleru Lake. When war broke out between the Gajapati and Muhammadin. the Odia army general[2] sacrificed his own daughter named Peddintlamma/Perrantalu to appease the gods on his success. Finally Odia forces won the war and the Army General built a temple dedicated to his daughter named Peddintlamma.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The imperial gazetter of India, Volume 8 By Sir William Wilson Hunter
  2. ^ Man in India, Volume 68 - 1988 By Sarat Chandra Roy page-91