Meesala Venkanna Temple


It has been very famous for performing Child Marriages in pre independence tenure. Due to the dedicated efforts by the Social Reformer, Shri Raja Rama Mohan Roy, the “Sarada Act” (prevention of Child Marriages”) was implemented by the then British Govt. in India.

As the Yanam Region is under the control of French Rule, the people from the nearby State, used to come this Temple for performing the Child Marriages.Even the People from the Madras,Hyderabad and other long distant places, also came to Yanam for their Child Marriages. Daily, some thousands of Marriages were performed in this temple.Hence, Yanam was also called as “KALYANA PURAM”.

The speciality of the Temple is the Swamy Idol is having big mustaches like the Lord Sathyanarayana Swamy of Annavaram.This temple was built by the kings of Rajamahendravaram, now called as “Rajahmundry” in 15th Century. Now, We can see the sculptures of those period in this temple.

Photo Gallery

  • Pathway at riverfront
  • Kamarajar Children Park
  • Beach Road
  • Glass House at Botanical Garden
  • Botanical Garden View
  • Beach Way Arch

How to Reach :

By Air

Nearest airport is at Rajamahendri (Rajahmundry) (RMY), which is around 80Km from Yanam.

By Train

Nearest Railway station is at Kakinada, which is around 30Km from Yanam.

By Road

You can get public transport (Buses) every 15 min. run by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp. (APSRTC) between Kakinada and Amalapuram having stoppage at Yanam.