Pancharama Kshetras Timings Route map
1. Draksharamam Temple
It is said that Surya Bhagavan fixed Siva linga at Bhimavaram by worshiping and building the temple.
Sri Bhimeswara Temple is a two-storeyed building having Dviprakanas. These stone boundary walls rise to a considerable height. The temple can be approached by four Dwaras (gates) on the cardinal directions and each of them has gopuram over it. The western gopuram is relatively bigger than the other three Gopuram viz., north, east and south.
2. Kumararama Temple
Kumara Swamy had installed the Siva Linga here.From inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by Eastern Chalukyan king Bhima during 9th and 10th centuries.
3. Somarama Temple
It is believed that Chandra (Soma or Moon) installed Linga here by worshipping the Idol.
Linga inside the Sanctum Sanctorum keeps changing the colours from White to brown. On a full moon day, Linga appears in pure white colour and it will be Brown on No moon day (Amavasya day)
It is said that the Moon God worshipped Lord Siva to get rid of his sins. Temple tank Chandra Pushkarini located opposite to the temple is called by Soma Gundam.
4, Amararama Temple
Amaravati Temple is as holy as the Varanasi Temple in the Northern India and the river Krishna is as holy as the River Ganga which flows next to Varanasi Temple.
Lord Indra with his Guru Brihaspati established the first and biggest piece and named the Lord as Amareswara.
5. Ksheerarama Temple
Lord Vishnu Installed Siva Linga here. From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by the King Bheemeswara in the year 918 A.D. The main deity inside the Sanctum Sanctorum is of 2 feet height. It is known from the inscriptions that Great poets Nanayya, Thikkana, Srinatha visited this shrine.
Best way to visit Pancharama Temples
|Bhimeswara Swamy Temple||Draksharamam|
|Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple||Amaravathi|
|Someswara Swamy Temple||Bhimavaram|
|Ksheeramalingeswara Swamy Temple||Palakollu|
|Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy Temple||Samarlakota|
Pancharama Temples Route map
Amararama Temple <-> Kumararama Temple <-> Ksheerarama Temple <-> Draksharamam Temple <-> Somarama Temple.
It is advisable to start from Somarama so that devotees can start their pilgrimage after taking bath at the Sea.