Someswara Swamy Temple – Bhimavaram


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Someswara Swamy Temple – Bhimavaram is one of the five Pancharama Kshetras that are sacred to the Hindu God Shiva. Shivaling in this temple is small unlike in other Pancharamas. There is a specialty in this temple: Shivaling will change its color according to Lunar aspect. At the time of Pournami (full moon nights) shivaling will be in white color and during Amavasya days (dark nights) its color shades black.

At the front of the temple is a lotus-covered pond called Chandrakundam, and there is a large Gopuram at the temple entrance. On the left side of temple, there is a big hall in which the Someswara Swamy Temple – Bhimavaram of Lord Srirama and Hanuma are present.

Goddess Annapurna was built on top of the Shiva temple, something that cannot be seen anywhere in the country. Surprisingly, the Goddess has the sacred thread around her neck and a baby near her feet.

Here Lord Shiva is known as Someswara Swamy. The consort of Lord Someswara is Sri Rajarajeswari Ammavaru. The Sivalinga at this place is installed and established by Lord Chandra. Maha Shivaratri and Sarannavarathri are the main festivals celebrated at this temple.

To the south of the Garbha Gruham, Goddess Adilakshmi can be seen and wedding hall at ground and first floor are constructed. Marriages are conducted both in the new hall and also in Goddess Annapurna mantapam. Inside the temple, Lord Anjaneya Swamy, God Kumara Swamy, Navagraha, Sun God, Lord Ganesha can be seen.

Timings to Visit Bhimavaram Temple

05:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM

How to Reach Someswara Swamy Temple 

By Air: Rajahmundry Airport – 91 km

By Train: Bhimavaram Railway Station – 1.9 km, Rajamundry Railway Station – 93 km

By Bus: Eluru – 77.7 km, Vijayawada – 126 km, Bhimavaram – 1.6 km,


Someswara Swamy Temple, Gandhinagar, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, 534202, India

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