Rayanapeta, Excavation site, East Godavari Dist.

Rayanapeta (17º.64’ N. latitude by 84º.94’ E. longitude) is a small village stands on the left bank of
river Godavari in Yetapaka mandal of East Godavari District. Of the east, one and half kilometer away
the burial complex is located adjacent to a Patimalagudem hamlet of Rayanapeta. The burial
complex locally known as Rakshasabandalu, is located towards the North-West corner of the village.

The burial complex having nearly 100 is spread in half a kilometer in North South direction and 200
meters in East West. Most of these are of Dolmen type having capstone covered by cairn heap and
in some cases with the circle stones also.