Pancha Pandavula Metta / Sumancha Parvatham having history that can be traced back to Treta & Dwapara Yugas. Once Great Saints, Digambaras, Avadhutas and vanacharas used to live on this Mountain.
As per puranas Sushena (doctor in lord Sri Rama Followers) stayed at sumancha parvatham to do penance for Lord Shiva. It is also said that pandavas during their exile stayed here before moving to Mahendragiri.
In 1950 Sadhguru Sri Balakrishnanda Giribaba Maharaj hail from the royal family from Nepal settled here doing Meditation when he's doing all India Trip. In 1983 he went into Nirvikalpa Samadhi In this place. His Datta Putra Swamy Niranjan Nanda Giribaba continues his legacy teaching yoga. Giving free ayurvedic treatment and nitya annadanam and by celebrating Bhishma ekadasi, Vinayaka chavithi, Devi navaratrulu and Guru pooja etc.
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Place name : Sumancha Parvatham
Timings : Monday 6 am - 12 pm, 4 pm - 7 pm
Mostly preferred by : Groups,Family's,couples and students
Best time to visit : Mornings and Evenings
Ideal Trip Duration Time : 1-2 hrs
Transport : Own vehicle is best option, You can get buses from Tekkali (3.5 km)
Railways : Naupada (6 km), Palasa (33 km), Srikakulam Road (53 km)
Airways : Visakhapatnam (165 km)
Accommodation : Tekkali (3.5 km)
Nearest town/city : Tekkali (3.5 km)
Festivals : Maha Shivaratri & karthika masam
Networks Available : Airtel, Cellone, Idea, Reliance, Vodafone
Near by Hospitals : Tekkali (3.5 km)
Near by Police Station : Tekkali (3.5 km) 8945 - 244233 , 9440795834
Near by Banks/atm's : Tekkali (3.5 km)
Internet Availability : Tekkali (3.5 km)
Pin code : 532212
Std Code : 08945