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Kovvur is a town situated in the East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the Mandal headquarters of Kovvur Mandal in the Kovvur revenue division.Kovvur is famous for the beauty of the Godavari River. It is the best place for people who enjoy the beauty of nature. Kovvur is also known as a temple town as it is an abode to Sri Anjaneyaswami Temple, Veerabrahmendra Swamy Temple, Varada Gopalaswami Temple, and Sivalayam Temple.


Kovvur was earlier known as Govur.As per the Brahma Puranam, Kovvur (Govur) is contemplated as the place of Gautama Maharishi's Ashramam. The legends say that Gautama Maharishi did farming in the nearby areas of the Ashramam to maintain it. Once while he was farming, he accidentally kills a cowby throwing a darbha (pointed grass, sharp), who was grazing in his paddy field. After this incident, Gautama becomes upset and offers a great Tapas for Lord Shiva in the Brahmagiri mountains. Pleased by his tapas, Lord Shiva wiped away his sin and allowed Ganga to flow on his farm to purify the place (Kovvur). Thus, the river called "Godavari" which means "originated due to killing a cow". It is also called "Gautami" to appreciate the effort of the Gautama Maharishiwhich results in bringing Godavari to earth.Kovvur is a converted name of Guru.It is believed that Gautama established a Kumaraswami temple in the North anda Vijneswara temple in the South of his Ashrama. These Temples are presently known as Vijjeswaram and Kumaradevam.

Places to visit

  • Sri Ramamananda Gowdiya Mutt : Sri Ramamananda Gowdiya Mutt situated at Kovvur was built in 1932 on 10th July by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura established the Foot Prints of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu marking the Lord’s meeting with Sri Ramananda Raya on the banks of the Godavari River. There is a small Temple room where Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Ramananda Raya used to sit and discussed the topics of Krishna.
  • Godavari Arch Bridge : A Godavari Arch Bridge is a Tied-arch bridge that connects the Godavari River in Rajahmundry. It is the most recent of the three bridges that connect the Godavari River at Rajahmundry. The Bridge starts from kovvur and ends at Rajahmundry. The Bridge looks beautiful during the sunset. People often found capturing the beautiful and mesmerizing view from this bridge during Sunrise and Sunset.
  • Dowleswaram Barrage : Dowleswaram barrage was constructed by a British irrigation engineer, Sir Arthur Thomas in 1850. Dowleswaram barrageis a popular tourist spot that attracts a lot of visitors in or near Kovvur. Dowleswaram barrage stands on the lower stretch of the river Godavari.
How to Reach
  • By Air – The nearest Airport from Kovuur is Madhurapudi Airport at a distance of 19.9 km.
  • By Train - The nearest Railway Station is at a distance of 700 m from Kovvur.
  • By Road - The Nearest Bus Stand is located at a distance of 800m from Kovvur.

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