Biccavolu or Bikkavolu is a village and a Mandal in East Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Biccavolu (Birudankinavolu) which contains several important temples of the Eastern Chalukya period. The village is named after the King Gunaga Vijayaditya III. The name of the village Biccavole derived from the ruler to Turupu Chalakya Vamsam during their period 849–892 AD and the rulers constructed number of important temples during their period around the Biccavole village. Out of which one of the temple, Sri Raja Rajeswari vari temple and Sri Chandrasekhara Swamyvari temple. They are very prominent with great Silpakala nypunyam.Biccavolu got its glory from Kamareddy after Cholas and krishna devarayas. King Kamineni Kama reddy (Kamma Cummunity) developed this part of the Vasishta and Godawari delta.
Sri Golingeswara Swamy Temple
The central shrine of Golingeswara has a wealth of iconographic material, as all around it, and a beautiful Sivalingam and 33 lines sasanam on the door jambs. In the Mukhamandapam of the temple of Sri Golingeswara are preserved two exquisite masterpieces of Eastern Chalukyas sculputure. One representing Siva and Parvathi in the form known as Alingana Chandra Sekhara Murthy and the other a seated figure of Ganesh. Both these are great masterpieces, The vimana top view remind us at once of similar Orissan figures and also those of Khajuraho.
Sri Rajaraja Temple
There are there niches on all three sides one devoted to Ganesh another to Kartikeya on Peacock and the third to Mahishamardini and a beautiful Sivalingam along with Rajarajeswari deity.
Sri Chandrasekhara Swamy
Beautiful sculptures on the temple of four sides and Siva - styled Chandrasekhara swamy and a deity (Balathripurasundari.) The kudu is characterized by a great profusion of the makara element introduced on it than in similar ones either from the Canarese or Tamil Districts. Gopuram Biccavole Vinayaka Temple East Godavari.
The height of the Ganesa is 11 ft, the biggest in the history of Eastern Chalukyan Sculpture attracting hundreds and thousands of devotees day by day, a tourist spot, with green fields. Till the time of Ganesh Vijaditya the single pair of arms of Ganesh continues though in his time the additional pair is also introduced. But even also on the seal of Gunaga Vijayaditya from Sataluru This seal is beautiful work. Two views of the seal of Gunaga Vijayaditya from Sataluru showing similar Ganesa on one side and Lakshmi on the other. The seal is now at Chennai Govt. Museum, Chennai.
Situated on the out skirts of the village with features similar central niches on the three sides with the makara decoration and with figures in them. One of these and a striking one is Siva dancing in the chatura pose in his Nataraja from. One such prominent feature here is the presence of Lakulisa is exactly the same from as occurs in Orissan sculptures it should be remembered that at Mukhalingam even in the Eastern Ganga temple Lasulisa is substituted from Dakshnamurty as this figure is a favourite one. Siva styled shrine (Sivalingam) is the main attraction to the devotees.
Large plain temple in fields. In this there is an almost total absence of figure sculpture as even the niches are bare and except for the carving of the dvarapalas on the door-jambs and Lakshmi on the lintel. Still from the point of view of architecture the features are very interesting for a study of Eastern Chalukya temple structure which follows the Dravida type inspired by Southern traditions. The vimana here immediately bring to our mind the Pallava type which has been the main source of inspiration even for the Pattadakal group and the famous Rashtrakuta monument at Ellora.
The doorway of this temple has a unique feature as it shows the two River Goddesses Ganga and Yamuna on either side. On the tiers above there are several figures representing ieconographic forms and motifs like the mithuna which are excellent material for study. The figures of Surya and Vishnu are similar to the figures on the tiers of Sri Golingeswara Swamy temple.