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Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple, Penugonda.

Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple is situated in Penugonda, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. The Main Deity here is Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari  who is the Incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. There are  two other deities Nageswara Swamy and Mahishasuramardhini. The idol looks adorable. The seven storied tower (gopuram) at the entrace depicts the beauty of the temple architecture. The Penugonda Kshetram is considered as Kasi of Vysyas and a holy place for Vysyas.
The history behind this temple is 
There was a King named Kusuma Shreshty who ruled Vanga Kingdom during 10th and 11th Century A.D.He and his wife Kusumamba used to pray Lord Nageswara Swamy. With a lack of Successor for his kingdom Kusuma Shreshty asked Bhaskaracharya for a remedy to have children. He advised to perform Putrakameshty Yagam. On performing the Yagam they got Prasadam from God Agni. With that Kusumamba gave birth to twins, one male and the other female. The male child was named as Virupaksha and the fem…