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Kumararamam at Samalkot

Kumararamam at Samalkot

The temple is consecrated by Lord Subramanya. He felt guilty about cutting the Shiva Linga on Tarakasura’s throat in to five pieces although it was essential to kill the demon. So came here, consecrated the…

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Draksharamam (Lord Shiva) at Draksharam

Draksharamam (Lord Shiva) at Draksharam

The Sun God or Surya consecrated the temple here. The Shiva Linga is 16 feet high from the base. The sanctum sanctorum has two floors. The puja and abhisheka is performed on the second floor.…

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Ksheeraramam (Lord Shiva) at Palakollu

Ksheeraramam (Lord Shiva) at Palakollu

Lord Sriram consecrated the temple here. He revered this Shiva Linga as holy as Shiva Linga at Rameshwaram temple. The reference to ksheera came from another story related to a Sage called Upamanyu, who lived…

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Somaramam (Lord Shiva) at Bhimavaram

Somaramam (Lord Shiva) at Bhimavaram

The Shiva Linga is consecrated by Lord Chandra (the Moon). There is a story behind this; Gandharvas (musicians of Devaloka known for their beauty) were envious of Moon because of his beauty. So they kidnapped…

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Amararamam (Lord Shiva) at Amaravati

Amararamam (Lord Shiva) at Amaravati

Indra or Amarraja consecrated the Shivalingam here. When the piece of Linga fell here, it began to grow immediately. To stop this, Indra nailed it on the top. Though the growth was stopped; it started…

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PanchaRama Temples of Andhra Pradesh- Introduction

PanchaRama Temples of Andhra Pradesh- Introduction

This is an age-old temple circuit spread across the three districts (West Godavari, East Godavari and Guntur) of Andhra Pradesh. The story of the demon Tarakasur is the common thread connecting these temples. Tarakasur got…

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