Ryali is a village located in Atreyapuram mandal of East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Ryali is located 6 km from Ravulapalem, 40 km from Rajahmundry, 74 km from Kakinada and 34 km from Amalapuram and it is situated between the rivers Vashista and Gautami, Tributaries of Godavari river, this is the site of the renowned Jagan Mohini Kesava Swamy temple. The exquisite idol, made of black stone depicting Maha Vishnu and Mohini on its front and rear sides, is a real marvel of sculptural dexterity. This village is also famous for Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy temple.
Ryali etched its sacred name on the pages of legends for reasons more than one. The Jaganmohini Kesavaswamy image receiving worship both in the fore and rear has made it a unique temple, attracting all classes of people. Another colourful feather, it wears in its cap comes from the Uma Kamandaleswara Aalayam which does not lag behind either in fantastic origin, or consequent to its popularity. This is the only Siva temple in India where the Siva linga is seen without Somasutram, deemed indispensable for every Siva temple.
The sthalapurana narrates that Siva followed Mohini, who distributed nectar that emerged from Kshir_Sagar. Mohini in fear ran off, but was followed by the love-lorn Siva, and at this place, one of the flowers worn by Mohini fell. When Siva took it and looked at her longingly, Mohini transformed herself into Vishnu. Fearing humiliation at the hands of Umadevi, Siva preferred staying here in lingarupa, when Brahma made jalabhisheka from His kamandala water. So he is called Uma Kamandaleswara swamy. This temple contains many inscriptions and grand images. Its courtyards and minishrines, though modest are grand and well-maintained.
People believe that the wish of those aspiring for transfers in their jobs would be fulfilled on visiting this deity, Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy.