Thalupulamma Thalli Temple Overview
Talupulamma Talli Temple, also known as Sri Talupulamma Ammavari Devasthanam is located in Lova villagein East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. This temple is popular among devotees who own a new vehicle. This act of seeking blessing by owners of new vehicles bestows uniqueness to this place of worship. The temple is situated on a hillock between Darakonda and Teegakonda hills and is a famous temple thronged by devotees who visit Annavaram. The idol of Talupulamma Talli is said to be self manifested and hence known as ‘Swayambhu’. The rituals performed in the temple follow the procedures and principles laid down in Grama Devatha Agama Sastra, which are specific for Grama Devatha or goddesses that protect villages. This temple was earlier known for animal sacrifices which devotees resorted to after their wishes were fulfilled. The beautiful location of the temple beckons tourists also to Talupulamma Talli Temple.
Sri Talupulamma Ammavari Devasthamam is located 70 km from Kakinada, 106 km from Rajahmundry, and 176 km from Amalapuram (via Rajahmundry) and is 8 km from Tuni. The temple is situated about 6 km adjacent to NH-5 and about 8 km from Tuni Railway station.
Talupulamma Talli Temple closes earlier than other temples - at 6pm - because wild animals that inhabit the forests of the hillock make it unsafe for pilgrims to stay late. People believe that the Goddess frequents the hillock during the night. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and festival days are crowded.