Ryali, located 38 km south of Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, houses Sri Jagan Mohini Kesava Swamy temple.
Raja Vikrama Deva is said to have constructed the temple in 11th century CE under Chola rule, though the temple is believed to be here from Puranic times.
The deity here is made of a single stone that’s 5 feet high and 3 feet wide – It looks male (Vishnu) from the front-side and Female (Mohini) from the rear-side! It’s one of its kind!
Ryali is situated between the Vashista Godavari and Gautami Godavari, as the river Godavari splits into 2 (at Rajamahendravaram) and takes separate courses to reach bay of Bengal.
An interesting place!
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