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Kumararama Temple



The Sri Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy temple is said to be Twin temple of Draksharama Temple. The reason behind that is the temple premises is almost resemblance one of the Pancharama temples at Draksharama which is also called Bhimarama Temple. 

A unique speciality of this temple is, the Shivalinga is a limestone, 14 feet (4.3 m) hight and white in colour.The temple was built in Dravidian style by Chalukya Bhima and construction of this temple started in the year 892 and finished around 922 CE.

The temple was encircled by two prakara walls built of dressed sand stones. The outer prakara penetrated by Gopura Entrance of all four sides.

Surya Dwaram is the main entrance of the temple.A mandapa supported with a one hundred pillars and four gopura dvaras have Artha mandapas on either side. The temple has a two floored pillared mandapa in all the inner side. To the east side, there is a mantap called Koneti. The temple has a lake which is called as Pushkarni (koneru).  



The Sri Chalukya Kumararama Sri Bhimeswaraswamyvari temple is one of thePancharama Temples which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located in Samalkota  in the East Godavari, the state of Andhra Pradesh. 

The Shivalinga was installed by Lord Kumara Swamy, son of the Lord Shiva. Hence the temple is also known as Kumararama Temple. Goddess Bala Tripurasundari is the consort of Lord Sri Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy.

During Tarakasura vadha, the Shivalinga which was broke into five pieces, one of the five pieces fell here. After that the temple was built by Eastern Chalukya King Chalukya Bhima - I during 9th century.

The construction was done around 30 years. The Kakatiya rulers (1340-1466 CE) had added and renovated the temple pillars with very fine sharp finishes.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:
  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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