An online campaign seeking reconstruction of 1500-year-old Gali Gopuram (temple mast) of ancient Bhavanarayana Swamy temple at Bapatla has began. The ancient mast collapsed on October 23, 2011 but it has not been reconstructed so far. The public sentimentally feel that the collapse of the mast is a bad omen and demanding to rebuild it.
According to history, Bhavanarayana temple located in the heart of Bapatla, is one among the oldest temples constructed by king Krimikantha Chola in 1465 and was restored by Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu of Amravati kingdom in 1856. The tower of the temple was designed from one rock and it was the specialty of the temple. The public, including saints and devotees feel some unknown power, calmness, peace within the temple. This temple reportedly belongs to the Mauryan era in the then Bhavanapuri which later came to be known as Bapatla.