Appanapalle Village, AP: A small remote village in Mamidikuduru Mandal of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Appanapalli is famous as the abode of Lord Venkateshwara. The Lord in Appanapalli is known as "Sri Bala Balaji" ('Bala' meaning 'Child'). Appanapalli is a picturesque village situated on the banks of River Vynateya (a tributary of River Godavari) and holds a status as second Tirupati of Konaseema (Konaseema is a delta region located in East and West Godavari). "Appanapalli" derived its name after a sage called "Appana" who did great penance in this place for the betterment of the world.
A land with rich cultural heritage, Appanapalli is flanked by River Godavari on all three sides and with the Bay of Bengal on its fourth, appearing as an island. Striking farms, wide-spread paddy fields, cattle grazing, ploughing the lush green fields, coconut and mango gardens, small shops' selling local goods and typical village houses is all you can find in Appanapalli.
The sanctity of the Appanapalli is acquired by the presence of this famous Sri Bala Balaji Devasthanam (the Lord of Seven Hills).