Antarvedi City Travel Guide
Antarvedi is the land famous for the temple of Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swami, who is man-lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is a small village in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, at the convergence of Bay of Bengal and Vashista Godavari, a tributary of River Godavari. The place, where the mighty Sagar (ocean- Bay of Bengal) meets with this tributary of Godavari, is called as ‘Sapta Sagara Sangam Pradesham’. Vashista Godavari is one of the branches of River Godavari and is said to have been be brought to this place by Maharishi Vashista, one of the Saptarishis (seven great sages) of Hindu Mythology.
There are other equally prominent places at Antarvedi. The Sea, the Vashista River which is said to be brought to this place by Sage Vashista, the Sagar Sangam (place where the river Vashista meets the ocean Bay of Bengal) also called as Anna Chelli Gattu in Telugu, the Raktakulya River which is formed when the goddess Maya Shakti released the blood of the demon Raktavilochana and the Chakratheertam where Lord Narasimha Himself washed His Sudarshana chakra, after killing the demon are all not to be missed. The temple of Lord Shiva, called as Neelakanteswara, is another attraction not to be missed. The idol of Lord Shiva here was worshipped by Lord Brahma Himself. There is a launch facility to visit the small island at the other side of the river and to travel to the point where the river and the ocean would actually meet.
A nominal amount is charged for this which usually depends on the season and number of people. More number of people and peak season, more amount is charged and during off-season, the rates are reasonable. To experience the actual power of the place, one has to sit peacefully and absorb the vibrations and nature. The sunrise and sunset offers an enthralling sight which leaves an unforgettable memory of your visit.