The vinayaka swami temple located in chodavaram (visaka district) had a glorious histrory of 200 years , since 200 years swami’s idol have being offered with nitya dhupa and dheepa aaradanas . The almighty is showering his blessings on the people for a obstacle free life.
As years ago, people decided to establish the vinayaka swami idol in SIVALAYAM , and they decided to move the idol from where it is originally evolved(i.e., Present vinayaka temple) to sivalayam, but in the process of digging for complete idol, they were failed to find out the trunk of the idol as it is eternal .And finally a temple is constructed their itself. As for the faithful information of elders the place where the people ended trails of finding trunk is named as “ENUGU BHODHE” now it is being called as “PATHA CHERUVU”. People in and around CHODAVARAM believe that the obstacles are completely vanished, if heart full, faithful and obedient prayers are offered to him. There are Devotees from many of the places in the state who believe that he is a powerful God.
In 1956, Sri Dr.Chuduri Venkanna panthulu garu, and temple’s priest Kondamanchili Chalapathirao garu had done MAHASAMPROKSHANA and conducted nitya aardans and Navarathri utsavs , From 1975 onwards BALA GANAPATHI SOCIETY was mingled with governing body of temple. The temple development went fast track in their association, many refurbishing activities are done, Keeping the Devotees in view, they brought many facilities for the people (devotees). Complete temple is made beautiful and attractive with the paintings and art works.
In the combined association of Andhra Pradesh state endowment department,
Priesthood of kondamanchili’s family ascendants and Governing body of temple the temple is being well organized, facilitating devotees with all common needs and serving the almighty with more faith.
As per the history ,our ancestors says there are only two temples that evolved naturally (SWAYAMBHU) in ANDHRA PRADESH , they are KANIPAKAM in Chitoor District and VINAYAKA TEMPLE in chodavaram, Visakhapatnam District.
It is a strong belief of people that the wishes will come true if we heart-fully pray the Lord Vinayaka Hence he is also called as KARYA SIDDHI VINAYAKA