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Yanam : An Introduction
Yanam is one of the regions in the Union Territory of Pondicherry . which is 870 Kms away from it. It is situated on the East Coast of the Indian Peninsula between 16 degrees 42' northern latitude, and between 82 degree 11' Eastern longitude bounded on all sides by the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh State. Yanam
Places of Interest in Yanam
Balayogi Varadhi Bridge Balayogi Varadhi Bridge :Balayogi Varadhi is a bridge connecting Yanam with Yedurlanka in Pondicherry, situated about 80 km from Rajahmundry. It is built across the river Godavari, with a total length of 1,800 m. This bridge would reduce a distance of 40 km by ferry between Yanam and Yedurlanka. In addition to road accessibility, the bridge is useful for the transportation of agriculture and aqua produce to Kakinada port and Visakhapatnam areas. It also provides road connectivity between the East Godavari district headquarters Kakinada and the Konaseema region which is surrounded by river Godavari on three sides, and with the sea on the fourth.
Venkanna Babu Temple Venkanna Babu Temple :A famous Vishnu Temple is present in Vishnalayam street (Rue Vichenou) of Yanam named Alivelu Manga Sametha Shri Venkateswara Alayam. The God is well known as "Venkanna Babu", "Chaldikudu Venkanna" and "Meesala Venkanna". The speciality of the Temple is that the Swamy Idol has big moustaches like Lord Sathyanarayana Swamy of Annavaram. This temple was built by the Chalukya kings of Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) in the 15th century. The sculptures of those period are present in this temple.
Grand Mosque Grand Mosque :The site for the mosque was donated by the French Government in 1848. At that time a small mosque was constructed. Then in 1956, the same was remodelled. It was demolished in 1978 and a new mosque was constructed. In 1999-2000, the mosque was expanded to become the Grand Mosque. At present, around 200 persons can pray in this mosque at a time. Every year, Ramzan, Bakrid and Milad un Nabi functions are celebrated grandly. The mosque caters to the people of nearby villages like Thallarevu, Kolanka, Sunkarapalem. which are in the adjacent state of Andhra Pradesh.
Catholic Church Catholic Church :The monument in remembrance of the Catholic French rulers is linked with this church. This church is named St.Ann's Catholic Church. This church was built in the European style. The furniture, decoration articles were all imported from France. This church was built in 1846 by the French missionaries. The foundation stone was laid down by Father Michel Lecnam and he died on 30 April 1836 before completion of the church work. In his remembrance, a culvert was fixed in this church. The church work was completed in the year 1846.
Annavaram Annavaram :Lord Satyanarayana Swamy's Temple is located in Annavaram. It is around 80 km from Yanam towards the east. It is very famous for performing Vrathams especially for newly married couples for getting blessings from Lord Satyanarayana Swamy. It is the second important Temple in Andhra Pradesh after Tirupati Lord Venkateshwara Temple.
Draksharamam Draksharamam :'Lord Shiva' here goes by the name of 'Bheemeswara Swamy'. The height of the Lingam is around 14 ft (4 m) and it is one of the oldest temples in India. People say that it was constructed by the Devathas. There is one more temple called Manikyamabika Devi Temple in the campus of this Temple. It is one of the Ashtadasa Pithas in India. It is very famous as it has the Sakthi Chakra and Goddess Parvathi is sitting on this Chakra. It is around 16 km from Yanam. There are frequent buses from Yanam to Draksharamam.
Pithapuram Pithapuram :Padagaya Temple is one of the oldest temples in India. It is also called Dakshina Kasi. Here, Lord Shiva is in the form of a rooster. We can see the footprints (padas) of the Gaya Rakshas here. It is a very famous temple. The Shiva manifestation is called "Kukkuteswara Swamy" and the Parvathi manifestation is called "Raja Rajeswari". The Nandi (Shiva's Bull) in front of the Shiva Lingam is very famous and looks as if it is alive. There is a Durga Temple in the temple complex, which is also one of the AshtaDasa Pithas of Goddess Durga . The Pitham of the Goddess gave rise to the name "Puruhuthika Devi" and the town is called as "Pithapuram".
Bharatmata Statue Bharatmata Statue :The country's tallest Bharat Mata statue with her lion will adorn the rustic seaside town of Yanam, Puducherry's enclave in Andhra Pradesh.The territory's revenue and tourism minister Malladi Krishna Rao said that the 36-foot tall bronze statue, which costs Rs one crore, will be dedicated to the country by Puducherry chief minister V Vaithilingam in the presence of Andhra Pradesh former chief minister K Rosaiah among others.
Jesus Christ Statue Jesus Christ Statue :The hillock on which the statue would stand is 66 feet from ground level. The statue is 26 feet while the pedestal is eight feet.The two storied structure has a prayer hall in the first floor, where around 40 people can sit and pray while the statue has been erected on the top floor.The source said Reliance Industries Limited has come forward to make the statue under its Corporate Social Responsibility scheme, the source said.Malladi Krishna Rao said Lt Governor Dr Iqbal Singh, Chief Minister V Vaithilingam and other Ministers would be among those who would be present.
Rajiv Gandhi Beach Rajiv Gandhi Beach : Temperatures in Yanam range from 27C to 45C in summer and 17C to 28C in winter. From February, temperature start rising rapidly till May which is the hottest month with the mean maximum around 37C and mean minimum around 28C. Humidity being high, the heat is very trying. The maximum temperature on some days in May or early June before the onset of the south-west monsoon may even touch 47C. The sea breeze, however affords some relief in afternoons. Similarly pre-monsoon thunder-showers may also bring welcome relief on some days.
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