For the past few days, somehow, Annavaram Prasadam coming to my mind very frequently, besides its amazing taste and all the beautiful memories woven around it, there is something more that is making me think of this. I lived in Anakapalli until I finish my graduation. My eldest sister lived in Kakinada after her marriage and she was attending the medical school there. So we had frequent trips to Kakinada. Swamivari prasadam was being sold at the Annavaram bus stop where the buses stop. I do not know whether they still practice this. So we used to buy Prasadam a lot in our trips to Kakinada. May be we have bought the prasadam more times than we have visited Satyanarayana Swamy.
There are three Dwarams(entrances) which lead to Garbhagriha from outside. Mahadwaram also known as padikavali is the first entrance which is provided through Mahaprakaram (outer compound wall). A 50 feet, five storied Gopuram (Temple tower) is constructed over this Mahadwaram with seven Kalasams at its apex. Vendivakili (Silver Entrance) also known as Nadimipadikavali is the second entrance and is provided through SampangiPrakaram (Inner compound wall). A three storied Gopuram is constructed over Vendivakili with seven Kalasams at its apex. Bangaruvakili (Golden Entrance) is the third entrance which will lead into Garbhagriha . There are two tall copper images of the Dvarapalakas Jaya-Vijaya on either side of this door. The thick wooden door is covered with gold gilt plates depicting the Dasavathaaram of Vishnu .