The town of Vizianagaram grew around the imposing fort formed. the quadrangular stone fort is evident of the konwledge and skillfulness of the builders and architects of those days depicitng the past glory of the rulers.
In this town an ancient temple of Pydithalli Annavari is situated. According to the legend has it that the reincarnation of the presiding deity, Pydithallamma was one of the daughters of the Pasupati royal family.
With the blessings of the Goddess one can lead a happy & prosperous life is the locals beliefe.
Way back in the year 1752 the idol of the Goddess was discovered on Vijayadashami day
An annual Jatra is held on 21st & 22nd October which attracts large crowds, to mark the occasion.