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Vasudeva Swamy Temple - Mandasa

Mandasa is a village and mandal in Srikakulam district of Andhra pradesh. Once it's used to call as Manjusha.

The temple was consecrated in 1744 AD by Raja Harihara Mani.

The idol of the presiding deity is carved from red sand rock.

Mandasa village is placed on the foothills of the Mahendragiri hills.

Mandasa Fort is said to be built by Lakshmana Raja Mani(ruler and landlord) in 1779.
Mahendra Giri was also said to be residence of sage Parasurama.

As per puranas it is belived that Hanuman jumped from the Mahendra Giri to Lanka when he went in search of Sita Devi.

In 17th & 18th century's the temple was well managed, but later it lost all it's fame and glory into ruins.
Sri Chinna Srimannaryana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji  re-established the temple in 2003.

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Place name                       : Vasudeva Swamy Temple

Timings                             : 6 am - 11 am, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mostly preferred by        : Groups,Family's,couples and students

Best time to visit              : Mornings and Evenings

Ideal Trip Duration Time  : 1-2hrs

Transport                         : Own vehicle is best option. You can get buses from Palasa (18 km), Srikakulam (98 km)
                          Railways : Palasa (18 km), Ichchapuram (42 km)
                          Airways  : Visakhapatnam (210 km)

Accommodation             : Mandasa, Palasa (18 km)

Nearest town/city          : Palasa (18 km),Sompeta (21 km)

Networks Available       : Airtel,Cellone,Idea,Tata docomo,Unitech,Vodafone

Near by Hospitals         : Mandasa, Haripuram (6 km),Palasa (18 km)

Near by Police Station : Mandasa - 8947 - 237233 , 9440795839

Near by Banks/atm's   : Mandasa, Haripuram (6 km)

Internet Availability    : Mandasa, Haripuram (6 km)

Pin Code                        : 532242

STD Code                      : 08947