Sri Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple, Pancharama Samalkot

Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Samalkot

Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Samalkot is dedicated to Lord Siva, located at Samarlakota in Andhra Pradesh. This is the one of temple Pancharama Kshetras in AP.

About Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple Samarlakota:

This Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple is also called as Sri Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy temple also Bhimarama temple. This temple is built in Dravidian style architecture in 9th century AD. The temple till now still strong and it made the national heritage site.

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This temple has a special Nandi idol and mounts Lord Shiva called Ekasila Nandi that is made up of a single stone. The temple main entrance of this temple called Surya Dwaram. Main temple two Prakara walls specially built of dressed sandstone.

This temple contains both Turpu Chalukyas and Kakatiyas sculpture designs. And temple four entrance Mandapam is supported with hundred pillars. It was in existence for so many years also reconstructed by these dynasties
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History of Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Samalkot

Based on Skanda and Brahmanda Purana, Demon Tarakasura theft Amrutha Atma Linga that emerged during Ksheerasagar Santhanam. Demon Tarakasura wearing this Linga around his neck to become unbeatable. But the Siva Parvathi’s son Kumara Swamy faces Tarakasura in war.

Kumaraswamy uses the Shakthi weapon to kill the demon Tarakasura. Kumaraswamy broken demon body into so many pieces and they have reunified again. And Kumaraswamy confused advice from Vishnu

The Lord Vishnu advised that break Shiva linga into pieces and the demon can be killed. Kumaraswamy used Agni weapon to break that Shiva Linga. The Lord Shiva Amrutha Atma linga broke into 5 pieces and gods tried to reunite by making Chant “OM”

Then Indra, Vishnu, Surya, Chandra, and Kumaraswamy worshipped the Linga’s at respective places. And places, where the five pieces fell there Pancharama Kshetras, are built.

Sri Chalukya Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Samarlakota Specialty:

Here presiding deity Lord Shiva in the form of big Shiva Linga. Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple has Shiva Linga in white color. This Shiva ling is limestone at height 14 feet. The goddess of this temple is Bala Tripura Sundari. This Shiva Lingam present at the temple was installed by Lord Kumaraswamy

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The 5 Pancharama Kshetras are:

  • Draksharama Bhimeswara Temple, Draksharamam
  • Sri Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple, Kumararama
  • Amareswara Swamy Temple, Amararama (Amaravathi)
  • Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, Ksheerarama (Palakollu)
  • Someswara Temple, Somarama (Bheemavaram)

Samarlakota Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple Timings:

  • The Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple opens from 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • But every month on the day of Maha Shivaratri and Maha Shivaratri days temple is opened all the time as 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Samalkota Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple Ticket cost:

  • Saswatha Abhishekam: Rs 1116 Once in a year
  • Saswatha Prasadam: Rs 1116 Once in a year
  • Abhishekam: Rs 300 one time
  • Prasadam: Rs 300 one time

Main festivals in Samalkota Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple:

  • In this temple, Kalyana Mahotsav is held during Magha Bahula Ekadashi day
  • Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in a grand manner
  • At the time of Karthika and Margashira Masam (Month), daily Abhishekam is carried out

How to Reach Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple Samarlakota:

By Road:

People can access the busses that are well connected with National Highway Road, passes through Samarlakota in Andhra Pradesh

By train:

The nearest railway station is at Kakinada that is 12 km away from a temple

By Air:

The nearest international airport is Visakhapatnam that is 156 km away

The domestic airport is at Rajahmundry that is 46 km away

Places nearby Samarlakota Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple:

  • Sai Baba temple
  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple
  • Mandavya Narayana Swamy temple
  • Neelakanteshwara temple
  • Draksharama temple
  • Thalupulamma Thalli temple
  • Annavaram temple

Accommodation Near Samarlakota Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple :

There are the lot of budget hotels available in Samalkota or else stay in Kakinada or Rajahmundry where there are an unlimited choice of stays

Sri Chalukya Kumararama Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Samarlakota Andhra Pradesh Address:

  • Sri Chalukya Kumararama Bhimeswaraswamy vari temple, Samarlakota, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

Also Read: How To Reach Srikalahasti Temple, Chittoor Andhra Pradesh

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