When you actually explore the pages of various ancient religious texts and scripts, you can find a mention of Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari temple in most of them. Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple in Penugonda is one of the most popular temples in West Godavari District.
The temple is one of the marvels built in those times with tall gopuras, spacious courtyard, vast garbha griha, the grand mukhamandapas, the well-built prakaras and the gracious idols of the Gods adorning the walls of temples. The temple was built completely based on Vastu sastra (a kind of architectural system). Inside the temple premises, you can also find other three shrines of Sri Nagareswara Swami, Mother Kanyaka Parameshwari and of Goddess Mahishasuramardini.
The temple is east facing and a huge Gopuram (tower) with a grandiose Mahadwara (main entrance) welcomes every visitor to the masterpiece of those times. The very sight of the gopura at the entrance of the temple leaves you astounding at its sculptural beauty that adorns it from top to bottom and on all sides. As you enter, you are into the first prakara that has a vast courtyard with several buildings- Office room, choultry and quarters for the staff.
In the second prakara, you can see many small mandapas installed with deities like Vinayaka, Bali, Navagrahas (the nine celestial bodies). Besides this you can see extremely beautiful statue of Goddess Kanyakaparameshwari standing in the fire-pit with parents by her side.