Matsyagundam Visakhapatnam

Matyagundam is known for its centuries old Sri Matyalingeswera Swamy Temple. The Mythological story is that a fight between the snakes (Sarparajulu) and fishes (Mastyarajulu) took place. The Mother fish brought all the fishes here from a place called “Gemmili” for safety from the snakes and ever since the fishes have lived here giving it the name Matsya Gundam. Maha Shivarathri is the biggest festival here, and is celebrated for three days. Celebrations include pujas and cultural programmes (locally called Jaatara)