Aina-villi is a village in East Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
Ainavilli is located at a distance of 72 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam, Amalapuram and Mukteswaram), 55 Km from Rajahmundry (Via Ravulapalem, Kotapeta and Vanapalli) and 14 Kms from Amalapuram (Mukteswaram).According to Vaastu Sastra the most suitable places to build temples are, on the bank of a river, near the sea - hore, at the confluence of rivers, on top of a mountain or near places of sanctity.
According to Vaastu Shastra, the most suitable places to build temples are, either on the bank of a river, or near the seashore, or at the confluence of rivers, or on top of a mountain. It is true because this where, in the midst of the lush - green fields, coconut gardens, natural surroundings of the River Godavari area is AINAVILLI, where the "SIDDI VINAYAKA TEMPLE", a prominent pilgrimage centre, is situated. It is believed that he fulfills the wishes of his devotees quickly. Devotees take a vow to visit the temple again if their wishes are fulfilled.
About Siddhi Vinayga Temple (Ainavilli Vigneswara) :
In the middle of the green fields of the river Godavari, Konaseema is one of the places of sanctity and sacred feeling that is described in the Vaastu Sastra. In the area of the Konaseema is Ainavilli where "Shri Siddi Vinayaka temple" is situated. Before performing the yagna, Daksha Prajapathi was supposed to perform the poojas to Lord Vinayaka for its successful completion which is written in the "Kshetra Purna". m
Based on another story, Vyasa Maharishi, during his journey to the south, had installed the idol of the son of the Paravathi at this place, who named as the "Shri Siddhi Vinayaka". Lord Vinayaka is reputed to fulfill the wishes of his devotees. The temple of Vinayaka stands with idol facing south. With two gopurams and gates, one can approach Vinayaka from the south and Shri Visveswara Swamy from the east. In the temple,the idols of the Shri Devi, Bhudevi with Shri Kesava Swamy are seen. By the side is seen Shri Annnapurna Devi. Shri Kalabhairava Swamy and Kshetrapalaka are situated by the side. Special poojas are performed every month on Chaviti, Dasami, Ekadasi days. During Vinayaka Chavithi Navarathri, Karthika Masam, Prabha festival on Sankranthi and Shivarathri, special archanas are performed.
Devotees take a vow to visit the temple to get their wishes fulfilled. It is the belief and practice of people in this area to make a promise in the name of this God. It is the belief of our people that this very ancient temple was installed by early "devas". The temple was reconstructed by the Peddapuram rulers. Presently,the temple is under the control of the Endowment Department.
Every year the festivals celebrated in this temple are Vinayaka Chavithi which is celebrated for totally 9 days, Kanuma, Lakshmi Soubhagya puja, Lakshmi Ganapathi homam, Karthika Masam pujas and Prabha festival on Sankranthi.
HOW TO REACH
Ainavilli is located at a distance of 72 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam, Amalapuram and Mukteswaram), 55 Km from Rajahmundry (Via Ravulapalem, Kotapeta and Vanapalli) and 14 Kms from Amalapuram (Mukteswaram).