Sri Talupulamma Thalli – The History Of The ‘East Godavari’ Vehicle Goddess!

 

You may have observed the inscription “Talupulamma Thalli Deevenalatho” or “Talupulamma Thalli Aseesulatho” on the rear side of most transport vehicles, particularly from Godavari and Northern Andhra Districts. Here is everything you need to know about the Goddess, Talupulamma Thalli.

Sri Talupulamma Thalli temple is located at Lova village in Tuni Madal of East Godavari dist. It is located on a Hillock between Darakonda and Teegakonda. The temple is situated about 6 Kms from NH5 and about 8 Km from Tuni Railway station. Talupulamma Thalli, Lova Temple offers a breathtaking view of the valley below which is just a sample of the natural beauty of East Godavari. The temples location has a very peaceful and beautiful atmosphere prevalent due to the surrounding hills and valleys.

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History: The local people say that the great Agasthya muni performed meditation right here in these hills. He supposedly ate the fruits and drank the water of these hill and thus named them as Darakonda and Teegakonda respectively. There is un-interrupted flow of water through Darakonda ever since, its inception. The village is popularly known as Talupulamma Lova.

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The deity Talupulamma Thalli is “Swayambhu” (self-incarnate). Ammavaru is called Talupulamma Thalli because “the mere thought” (talapu) of her is enough for the Goddess to grant boons for her devotees. The Goddess is so kind-hearted, so compassionate that she doesn’t wait for her devotees to come to her. Just one mere thought of her and she rushes to her devotees and grants them whatever they pray for. To access this Temple one must climb a long and steep flight of steps starting from the ornate entrance getaway that leads up to the sanctum of Goddess Talupulamma Thalli. While climbing these long and steep flights of steps, the devotees halt for a few minutes at an intermediary landing where they worship Lord Vighneswara and other deities present there.

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Vehicle owners, particularly those who live in the Godavari and North Coastal Districts share a special bond with this Temple as they believe strongly that Goddess Talupulamma Thalli will protect them from accidents, dangers and will also help in earning profits. The truck owners pitch tents at the foot of the hillock Temple and offer animal sacrifices and paint their vehicle registration numbers on the walls with devotion. Most of the people, who buy new vehicle, make it a point to visit this temple and get their vehicles blessed by the Goddess.

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