|Über uns||Baruva is a village and a beach area located near Sompeta in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India.|
Baruva is a village and a beach area located near Sompeta in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at 18.53N 84.35E., at an average elevation of 10 meters (36 feet). The Mahendra Tanaya River merges into the Bay of Bengal at this place.
Baruva was used as a seaport in the era of British colonial rule in India up to 1948. In July 1917 a ship carrying goods sank in the sea. To commemorate this incident a pillar was constructed.The harbor is closed, but the old lighthouse stood until 2000. Baruva's beach is one of the oldest in Andhra Pradesh.
Near the beach are the Durga Temple, Kotilingeswara Swamy Temple (it is said that 99,99,999 Lingas appeared here; that why it is known as Kotilingeswara Swamy Temple), and the Janardhana Swamy Temple. Every year people celebrate the Sivaratri festival very grandly.
Baruva railway station is located on Howrah-Chennai mainline. Passenger trains that run from Palasa towards Khurda Road station halt at Baruva station.