Perantalapalli – Cloud-laced Hill Range

Perantalapalli, also popularly known as the cloud-laced hill range, is located on the way to Papi Kondalu from Kunavaram. This place is also a spot of the confluence of the Sabari River and the Godavari River. 

Perantalapalli - Cloud-laced hill range
Perantalapalli – Cloud-laced hill range

Perantalapalli is an amazing town that can provide you with an amazing experience with its picturesque landscapes. Owing to its beauty, it is referred to as a cloud-laced hill range. 

It is located between Kunavaram and Rajahmundry. This tribal village located on a hilltop offers a view of the confluence of the Sabari and Godavari Rivers. The view of Papi Hills and Munivaatam Falls is breathtaking.

Perantalapalli is a remote tribal village in Velerupadu Mandal of Khammam District. One can travel to the village via the Kunavaram-Rajahmundry waterway. In the year 1927, Balananda Swamiji has constructed “Sri Krishna Munivaatam”  in this village. This Munivaatam is now under the maintenance of a tribal sect Konda Reddys.

The beautiful scenery and the tranquility of the waterfalls and the village atmosphere provide peace to the visitors. The idol of Shiva under the serpent shade was installed in Munivaatam.

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Some people say that in 1926, Balananda Swamy reached the Perantalapalli village while traveling from Rajahmundry to Bhadrachalam on river Godavari in a motor launch and stayed that night.

The peaceful atmosphere and the tranquility of the environment delighted him and he stayed on a moonlight night and he came out of the launch to the sand bed on the bank.

Suddenly, a woman appeared in front of him and asked him to follow her and disappeared after reaching a place on the river bank covered with shrubs and stream flows. 

He spent that whole night there in that place. When he woke up in the morning, he was astonished after seeing Shiva’s idol under the serpent shade in the early morning and decided to construct a mandapam there. 

That mandapam is named as Sri Krishna Munivaatam. Their tradition is that no priests actually perform pooja there. The devotees themselves pray the God and perform pooja after having a holy dip in the river Godavari. 

Like any other temple, the usage of non-vegetarians and hunting of animals is strictly prohibited there. All the devotees usually maintain silence while spending time there and also performing pooja in this munivaatam. 

After seeing the backwardness of the tribal sect Konda Koyas, Balananda Swamy decided to reform them and took up a project in the line by bringing them to cultured society. 

Later in 1969, one David Adam, a youngster and a resident of England became a disciple of Swamiji and spent in this munivaatam. Now, this munivaatam is being maintained by the tribals.

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