Draksharamam Temple - Sri Manikyamba Devi Sametha Bheemeswara Swamy


About Draksharamam Temple


Draksharamam Temple in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh is one of the five famous Pancharama Kshetras of Lord Shiva (also spelled as Siva) in Andhra Pradesh.

Sitting at the eastern bank of Godavari River, Draksharamam is a National Heritage Site. The Sivalingas at Pancharama Temples are made from a single Sivalinga.

Draksharamam Sri Manikyamba Devi Sametha Bheemeswara Swamy Temple

Five Pancharama Temples of Andhra Pradesh:

  1. Amararama in Amaravathi, Guntur
  2. Draksharama in Draksharamam, East Godavari
  3. Somarama in Bhimavaram, West Godavari
  4. Ksheerarama in Palakol, West Godavari
  5. Kumararama in Samalkota, East Godavari
According to the ancient Hindu legend, Bhimeswaram/Draksharama (Bhimeswara Swamy) in Coastal Andhra region, Kaleswaram in Telangana region and Srisailam in Rayalaseema region marks the boundary of the Telugu country and hence got its ancient name as Trilinga Desa.

Trilinga Kshetras Draksharamam Temple

Devotees from all corners of the country come to this ancient sacred temple and perform puja to Bheemeswara Swamy and Sri Manikyamba Devi to get rid of their sins.

Bheemeswara Swamy Sivalingam is ten feet high and the top portion of the Lingam can be seen from the first floor as it is a two storied sanctum.

Draksharamam

There are many other small temples present within the main temple premises including lord Vamana, Sankaranarayana, Ganapathi, Goddess Annapurna and Kanakadurga, Lakshmi Narayana, Lord Viroopa, Navagrahas, to name a few.

Draksharamam Temple

Also, Kashi Vishweshwara Swamy temple is present towards the right side of this historic temple. Pilgrims can have a holy dip at Sapta Godavari Kundam near the temple.

Draksharamam Temple

Free food is served to all the devotees at the temple Choultry. Photography is prohibited inside Garbha Gruha.

Draksharamam Temple Accommodation:Dormitory facility is also available at a reasonable price located just half a kilometre away from the temple. Tourists can also get easy accommodations at Samalkot, Kakinada and Rajahmundry.

Draksharama Temple History:


Draksharama Temple along with Kumararama temple in Samalkota was constructed in the 9th century by the Eastern Chalukyan king of Vengi - Bhima and the temple has more than 400 ancient inscriptions dating back to the 11th century.

Draksharamam Temple

It is believed that Vyasa Maharshi installed the sacred Shivalingam at Draksharamam Temple and many legends say that Draksharama was the actual site of Daksha Yagna.

The temple has two prakarams. According to some ancient scripts, the temple was constructed in a single day by angels.

Draksharamam Temple Timings:


Wednesday Rest of the Days
6.00 am. to 11.30 am. and 3.00 pm. to 8.00 pm 6.00 am. To 12.00 pm. and 3.00 pm. to 8.00 pm

How to Reach Draksharama:


Draksharama Temple is located just 7.2 km [10 min] away from Ramachandra Puram town and just 33 km [37 min] away from Kakinada city.

Draksharamam Temple

APSRTC ply frequent buses to reach Draksharamam Temple from Ramachandra Puram and Kakinada.

The nearest railway station is present at Kakinada. Draksharamam is just 466 km away from Hyderabad city and takes around 7 h 19 min to reach the temple on your vehicle.

Draksharamam Temple

Popular Festivals Celebrated at Draksharama:

  1. Dasara Devi Navaratrulu (9 Forms of Maa Durga)
  2. Maha Shivratri
  3. Karthika Masam and Dhanur Masam

Nearby Temple Attractions:



  1. Kumararamam at Samalkota [43.6 km, 48 min]
  2. Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Devastanam at Annavaram [75.1 km, 1 h 31 min]
  3. Sri Uma Markandeyeswara Swamy Temple at Rajahmundry [47.9 km, 1 h 9 min]

One should spend at least two days to enjoy visiting all the above said temples along with the Draksharamam Temple.

Draksharamam Temple

Manikyamba Devi Sametha Bheemeswara Swamy Draksharamam

Bhimeswara Temple Manikyamba Shakti Peeth Route Map:



Have a safe and happy trip to Sri Bheemeswara Swamy temple in Draksharamam and I hope you enjoyed seeing all these pictures.

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2 comments:

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