Code of Conduct at Ratnagiri Hills

Temple Committee requests all visitors to preserve the sanctity of the Annavaram area. Suggestions in the form of'Dos and Don'ts' are displayed at various places at Annavaram temple You are requested to get acquainted with them before you visit Temple.

A Summary of Suggestions:


Do observe absolute silence inside the temple and chant Om Sri SatyaDevaya Namah to yourself.

Do respect and promote religious sentiments among co-pilgrims.

Do contact any of the Annavarm Devasthanams Enquiry Offices for information regarding the temple and your Worship there.

Do pradakshinam (keeping the shrine to your right) with devotion before entering the temple.

Do follow the procedures of the temple and wait for your turn for the darshan of the Lord.

Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.


Don't eat non-vegetarian food. Don't consume liquor or other intoxicants.

Don't wear footwear, or move around in a vehicle, in and around the premises of the temple.

Don't approach touts for quick darshan and accommodation.

Don't rush in for darshan, but move along in the queue.

Don't prostrate (sastanga danda pranamam) inside the temple.

Don't buy spurious prasadam from street vendors.

Don't throw away the prasadam and teertham given to you at the temple.

Don't enter the temple, if, according to custom or usage, you are prohibited to enter.

Don't wear flowers and garlands in Gardens; all flowers are for the Lord only.

Don't spit or be a nuisance inside the temple premises.

Don't enter the shrine naked or wearing only a loin-cloth.

Don't wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.

Don't carry any weapon inside the temple.

Don't eat food brought from outside or chew betel leaves in the temple premises.

Don't evacuate urine or motion or spit in the premises of the temple.

Don't pay obeisance with only one hand.

Don't sit with your back facing the Deity.

Don't talk about your wealth, money and status.

Don't quarrel in the temple premises.

Don't commit any act of violence or harshness in the temple premises.

Don't sleep in the temple premises.