Someswara Swamy Temple Bhimavaram Timings, Poojas & History

Someswara Swamy temple

Someswara Swamy temple is one of the Pancharama Kshetras which is located in Bhimavaram of West Godavari District. And this Someswara Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

About Someswara Swamy temple:

This temple was believed to build during 3rd century AD with big Gopuram in temple entrance. In front of the temple, there is the pond called Chandrakundam always covered with beautiful lotus flowers. The left side of the main temple there is the big hall which temples of Hanuman and Lord Srirama. On the right side of the main temple, there is the big open hall above temple office.

At the time of crowd, Pandits conduct the Puja here.  In the main hall, there is one big Nandi statue. Here Lord Shiva worshipped as Someswara Swamy and wife Goddess Parvati as Sri Rajarajeswari Ammavaru. The 15 m height pillar is constructed in front of the big Gopuram

South side of this temple Garbha Graham, Goddess Adilakshmi has seen and marriages are conducted in that new hall also in Goddess Annapurna Mandapam. Inside the temple, there are Lord Anjaneya Swamy, Navagraha, God Kumara Swamy, and Lord Ganesha has seen. In Someswara temple, Pushkarini pond is there and called as Soma Gundam.

Someswara Swamy temple

History of Someswara Swamy temple

There are the two famous legends about the temple and the first one says that Amrutha Shivalinga was owned by Demon Tarakasura. Due to that Shivalinga, he becomes more powerful and no one could win over him. Son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Lord Kumara Swamy used his powers to kill Tarakasura but failed they reunited again and again

So Narayana advice to Kumaraswamy breaks that Shiva Linga wore by demon Tarakasura into pieces and then the place them in five different places forming the sacred temples. Lord Chandra installed Shivalinga So that this temple named as Someshwara Swamy

And another legend says that Lord Shiva destroyed the Tripura during Tripura Samharam. The Shiva lingam in a throat of a lord of Tripuras was broken into 5 pieces and installed worshipped in 5 different places as Pancharama Kshetras

The Pancharama Kshetras are mentioned below:

  • Someswara Temple, Somarama
  • Sri Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple, Kumararama
  • Bhimeswara Temple, Draksharamam
  • Amareswara Swamy Temple, Amararama
  • Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, Ksheerarama

Someswara Swamy temple specialty:

In Sanctum Lord Shiva is in the form of Shiva Linga avatar. There is one specialty in this temple; Shiva linga will change the color according to the lunar aspect. At full moon day, (Pournami) Shivalinga is in White color as well as Amavasya days it color shades to black

The special temple built on top of Somarama temple, goddess Annapurna with sacred thread on her neck and baby near to her holy feet.

Someswara Swamy temple

Someswara Swamy temple opening timings:

The temple remains open from morning 05:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Main festivals celebrated at Someswara Swamy temple:

  • Maha Shivaratri is the famous festival in the month of February/March
  • Sarannavarathri is another festival that takes place in the month of September/October

How to reach Someswara Swamy temple:

By road:

There are many buses available to Bhimavaram from Eluru and Vijayawada

By Train:

The nearest Railway station to Bhimavaram Someswara temple is 2 km away

By Air:

Nearest Airports are at Rajahmundry and Vijayawada, one can available the regular flights

Nearest places to visit:

  • Sai Baba temple
  • Dwaraka Tirumala
  • Mavullamma temple
  • Hanuman temple
  • Durga Temple
  • The Bhadrachalam Seetaram Aligeswara Swami temple
  • Ramalayam temple
  • Dindi
  • Draksharamam and Pithapuram
  • Sivalayam temple


The rooms, halls are available at reasonable rates near to temple and online services are also available

Temple Address:

  • Somarama temple,Bhimavaram of West Godavari district,Andhra Pradesh

Also Read: History Of Sabarimala Temple, Kerala

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