Annavaram a village is situated on the banks of river Pampa in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in India.
The meaning of Anna-varam is as follows. "Anna" means whatever you say or you desire and "varam" means boon, hence whatever you desire will be given as boon by the deity.
The most distinctive feature of Annavaram is the shrine to Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy on the hill top. The name of the Goddess is Ananta- lakshmi Satyavathi Ammavaru.
The Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam section of the South Central Railways (SCR) and the Kolkata-Chennai National Highway (NH)-5 pass via Annavaram. The nearest railway station is Annavaram, two miles away from the temple. Some of the important trains plying on the Vijayawada - Vishakapatnam section of the SCR like the Chennai - Howrah Mail and Vijayawada - Vishakapatnam Ratnachal Superfast Express have a halt at Annavaram. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates regular bus services from Kakinada to Tuni, Rajahmundry to Tuni, and Yele-swaram to Tuni via Annavaram. The temple, situated on the hill top is about four furlongs away from its base. It can be reached either by steps covered with canopy, via ghat road or trekked through a rusty stone paved trail road.
The popularity and importance of the temple is gaining among the pilgrims and this place is considered as second only to Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. Festivals are celebrated round the year at this temple with great pomp and show. Some of the populare festivals celebrated are the Kalyanam festival in May, Devi Navaratri festival in September, the Swayamvara Vardhanti of Sraavana Suddha Ekadashi Day, Srirama Kalyana, Kanakadurga Yatra, Prabha Utsavam, Teppa Utsavam and Jalatoranam.
The serene atmosphere of the temple and its surroundings captivate devotees of Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy. The prasadam offered to the devotees has a wonderful taste and it is said that it cannot be replicated.