Kotappakonda Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple

Kotappakonda Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple in Kotappakonda Hill is present in Narasaraopet Mandal, Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Dakshinamurthy) as Sri Trikoteswara Swamy, worshipped in the form of Shiva Lingam.

Kotappakonda Temple Info:

Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Location Kotappakonda
Major Festivals Kotappakonda Tirunala
Mandal Narasaraopet
District Guntur
State Andhra Pradesh
Pincode 522601
Phone 9440532905
Email eo_kotappakonda@yahoo.in

Kotappakonda Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple

Kotappakonda is also called as "Trikutachalam", "Trikutadri" and "Trikutaparvatam" as it is a famous three-peaked hill surrounded by other hills named after Trimurti: Brahma Hill, Vishnu Hill and Rudra Hill.

It is a popular tourism destination not just in Guntur district, but also in Andhra Pradesh. The three peaks can be easily noticed from a distance in any direction.

Visitors can reach this temple present in Trikoota Hills by two ways. One option is to reach the temple by "Ghat" road constructed up to the Kotappakonda temple in vehicles.

The second option to reach the temple is via foot. The second option being the most popular option and is normally preferred by many devotees consisting of approximately 1000 steps.

For differently abled and elders, wheelchair assistance is available at temple premises to facilitate access to the temple. Official language spoken at Kotappakonda is Telugu.

Narasaraopet is the nearest city located at a distance of roughly 11 km from Kotappakonda.

Trikoteswara Swamy Temple in Kotappa Konda

Gollabhama Temple (Anandavalli Temple):

Anandavalli is an ardent devotee of LORD SHIVA. She is responsible for bringing Sri Trikoteswara Swamy from Rudra Hill to Brahma Hill.

Devotees are advised to worship Gollabhama Temple first before visiting the main temple.

Nagendra Swamy Putta:

Nagendra Swamy Putta is present above the main temple and you need to climb around 60 steps to reach the Putta.

Steps Route:

The steps route was constructed in the year 1761 by the Narasaraopet Zamindar Raja Malraju.

Bochu Kotayya Temple and Vinayaka Temple are present at the starting of the steps route and Gollabhama Temple is present at the end of the steps route.

Trikoteswara Swamy Temple in Kotappa Konda

Ghat Road:

A Ghat road was constructed in the year 1999 by Kodela Siva Prasad Rao. Gardens were also developed as part of ecotourism which transformed Kotappakonda into a pilgrim center attracting lakhs of pilgrims today.

At the entrance of the Ghat road pilgrims can see the Vijaya Ganapati Temple and Sai Baba Temple. Museum, Children's Park and a statue of Kaliya Mardana is present in the middle of the Ghat road.

Papanaseswara Swamy Temple is present on the Vishnu Hill where Lord Vishnu did penance for Lord Shiva. Papanasam Theertham is also present near this temple.

Pata Kotayya Temple is present on the Shiva Hill. This hill is the first place for Lord Trikoteswara Swamy and he later moved on to the Brahma Hill.

Brief History of Kotappakonda:

Kotappakonda Temple was believed to be built prior to 1172 A.D. in Trikuta Parvatham.

The original name of this place is called as Kondakavuru, but is more popular among the devotees as Kotappakonda or Trikuta Parvatham.

Kotappakonda Attractions:

Trikoteswara Swamy Temple in Kotappa Konda

Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple is located at a height of around 600 feet and Kotappakonda Hill is at a height of around 1587 feet.

The three peaks of Trikoota Hills are named after the sacred Hindu God Trilogy: Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara.

Sri Trikoteswara Swamy temple is present on Brahma Hill also called as Brahma Sikharam. A very huge Shiva Linga statue along with Abhiseka Mandapam, Dhyana Mandapam and Navagraha temples are all present on the same hill.

Visitors can go the "View Point" on the corner of the Trikutadri hill to view and enjoy the hill surroundings and nature's beauty.

A "Deer Park", "Bird Sanctuaries" and a children park with giant working model of Dinosaurs (Jurassic Park) present along the roadside are great attractions for the temple visitors.

There are many spectacular lakes and ponds present in the hill region.

Visitors can see Lord Krishna statue dancing on the head of Kaleeya snake with visually exciting special lighting effects present in the middle of a small lake created on the hill, showing "Kaleeya Nardhana".

Visitors can see the "Meditation Centre" and "Yaga Shala" present on top of the Trikoota Hills.

Tourism department is coming with a planned proposal for an aerial rope-way project from foothills to the Kotappakonda hill shrine via public private partnership.

Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple - Kotappakonda

With many more new constructions and attractions added by the Tourism and Endowments Department, Kotappakonda will soon emerge as a major tourist attraction in Andhra Pradesh.

How to Reach:

Road Network:

Kotappakonda can be easily reached by bus from GUNTUR, Chilakaluripet, Vijayawada and Narasaraopet.

Rail Network:

Narasaraopet Railway Station (NRT) is the nearest railway station. From Narasaraopet you can leave for Kotappakonda temple using road network.

Air Network:

Vijayawada Airport at Gannavaram is the nearest Airport to reach the temple.

Nearby Places:

There are many tourist places in and around Guntur district.
  1. Narasaraopet (16.7 km)
  2. Chilakaluripet (21 km)
  3. Guntur (62.2 km)
  4. Mangalagiri (86.1 km)
  5. Vijayawada (100 km)
  6. Amaravathi (105.3 km)
  7. Hyderabad (270 km)

Nearby Temple Attractions:

  1. Mangalagiri Panakala Narasimha Swamy
  2. Ponnur Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  3. Amaravathi Amareswara Swamy Temple
  4. Pedakakani Sri Bhramaramba Malleswara Swamy Temple
  5. Chebrolu Chathurmukha Brahma Temple

Temple Timings:

Kotappakonda temple is open to the devotees from Morning 5.30 AM to Night 7.30 PM on normal days.

Festivals at Kotappakonda:

Kotappakonda Shiva temple receives many visitors daily across the state and neighbouring states.

February and November (Karthika Masam) are auspicious months to visit this temple.

"Kotappa Konda Thirunala" celebrated during Mahashivaratri (February-March) period is celebrated with great devotion at this temple and is the peak season for pilgrimage.

Pilgrims throng this temple during this period to pay homage to Sri Trikoteswara Swamy at Kotappakonda temple.

As part of Shivaratri festival, giant "Prabhas" of over 100 feet high are carried on lighted bullock carts followed by Lakhs of devotees occupy the area starting from Ogeru river to the Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple.



There are around four VIP Guest Houses and 30 Choultry rooms are present near Kotappakonda temple to cater to visitor needs.
  1. TTD Anandavalli Choultry
  2. Annapurna Sadanam
  3. Nandi Guest House
  4. Thotavari Satram
There are many other caste based Choultries present at downhill.

Kotappakonda Temple Route Map:

Author Note:

Most of the information and dates mentioned in this post are gathered from various sources to give a clear overview of Kotappakonda.

Please, ignore if there are any mistakes and do let us know your thoughts on Kotappakonda Temple in the comments section.


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