Srimukhalingam Temple History
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Srimukhalingam Temple History

Srimukhalingam Temple History

Someswara Temple dates to 6th – 7th century A.D.

Madhukeswara temple dates to the first half of the 10th century A.D, built during the times of Chalukyan and Orissan rulers.

Bhimeswara temple dates to 980 – 1015 A.D built during the reign of Aniyankha Bhima.

Srimukhalingam Temple Darshan Tickets

S.No Event Ticket Cost
1 Free Darshan
2 Special Darshan Rs.15
3 Hair Offering Rs.10
4 Rudrabhishekam Rs.20
5 Sthalapuranam Rs.20
6 Lord Photo Rs.10

 

 

How to reach Srimukhalingam Temple ?

  1. Nearest Railway station is at Urlam, Railway Station Road, Kothapolavalasa, Andhra Pradesh 532425, which is 21 Km
  2. Temple is 46 km from Srikakulam
  3. Nearest Airport is at 164 km from Visakhapatnam
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srikurmam temple history
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srikurmam temple history

Srikurmam temple history

This temple is of million years old where outer structures were reconstructed many a time, the present structure is of 700 years old. This temple stories were mentioned in Kurma, Vishnu, Agni, Padma, Brahmanda Puranas.

This temple was visited by many great kings and saints, which includes Lava and Kusha (Son of Lord Sri Rama), Bala Rama Krishna, Sage Durvasa, Adi Sankaracharya, Ramanuja charya, Narahari Theertha, Chaitanya Maha prabhu.

His Holiness Sri Ramanujacharya prayed for Lord Vishnu at this place in 11th century. The deity, facing East till then, turned towards West to bless Archarya (similar to Udipidi temple in Karnataka). The Second Flag post was installed as the deity is facing West since then.

 

How to reach Srikurmam Temple ?

  1. Temple is 13 km from Srikakulam Old Bus station
  2. Temple is 15 km from Srikakulam main bus station
  3. Tempe is 25 km from Srikakulam Railway station
  4. Nearest airport is 110 km from Visakshapatnam.

Interesting places near to Srikurmam Temple

  1. Arasavalli Surya Deva Temple is 12 km away
  2. Sri Mukhalingam Siva Temple is 45 km away
  3. Narada Theertham
  4. Madhava Theertham
  5. Koutilya Theertham
  6. Chakra Theertham
  7. Narasimha Theertham
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Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam
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Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam

Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam

Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam

As advised by Maha Vishnu, Kumara Swamy used his Agni weapon to break the Siva Linga worn by the demon.  The Atma Linga broken into five pieces, the broken pieces tried to reunite by making the chant ‘om’.  To prevent this Indra, Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon),  Vishnu and Kumara Swamy worshiped the Linga’s at the respective places.

It is said that Surya worshiped Linga at Draksharamam.

Bhimeswara Temple Draksharamam History

From inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by Eastern Chalukyan king Bhima during 9th and 10th centuries.

In addition to the major powers, some of the minor chiefs such as Velanati Cholas, Durjaya, Gonkas, Velanti Gonka etc, who owed allegiance to the respective major powers or overlords, left their inedible imprints in the Draksharamam Temple as gleaned by the host of inscriptions which speaks volumes about their benevolent benefactions of every description.

 

How to reach Bhimeswara Temple Draksharamam?

  1. Temple is 30 Km from Kakinada Railway station
  2. Temple is 50 km from Rajamundry
  3. Temple is 25 km away from Amalapuram
  4. Nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 185 km away.
  5. Nearest Railway station is at Kakinada

 

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Manikyamba Draksharamam Temple
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Manikyamba Draksharamam Temple

Manikyamba Draksharamam Temple

Manikyamba Draksharamam Temple

Veerabhadra along with Kali and other Siva Ganas destroyed to Yajna and killed Daksha. Goddess here called by Manikyamba.

Lord Siva after collecting Sati’s body, danced the dance of destruction ‘Pralaya Thandavam’. To stop this destruction, Vishnu sent his disk (Sudarshana Chakra) to break the corpse of Sati body into pieces. The disk broke the corpse into 18 pieces, which fell across the Indian sub continent. These 18 places were called by Sakthi Peethas. Draksharamam is the place where Left cheek from Sati’s body fallen here.

It is believed to be the place where Daksha performed the Yajna and Sati immolated herself in Yogagni.

 

Manikyamba Draksharamam Temple History

Inscriptions dates back to Chalukya King Bhima during 9th- 10th Century A.D. Later this region was ruled by Chola and Kalinga rules.

How to reach Draksharamam Temple?

  1. Temple is 30 Km from Kakinada Railway station
  2. Temple is 50 km from Rajamundry
  3. Temple is 25 km away from Amalapuram
  4. Nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 185 km away.
  5. Nearest Railway station is at Kakinada
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