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Matsyagundam, Araku Valley Overview

Popularly known as the fish pool, Matsyagundam near Paderu harbours a variety of fishes and is home to a century-old temple known as Sri Matsyalingeshwara Swamy Temple. With immense potent for tourism, the stream has quite interesting folklore entwined around it.

It is believed that there was a massive fight between Singarajulu (snakes) and the Matsyarajulu (fish) in a place known as Gemmili after which the Mother Fish rescued all the fishes and brought them here. Later on, the hamlet came to be known as Matsya Gundam. Till day, owing to this belief, the natives do not kill or consume fish.

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