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GUNUPUDI SOMESWARA TEMPLE

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» South India
» Andhra Pradesh
Location : Bhimavaram In West Godavari District
Presiding Deity :
Lord Shiva
Significance :
Shiva Lingam Is Said To Be Svayambhu (Self-Manifested).


Bhimavaram in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh has several temples. Of these, 'Bhimesvara' and 'Somesvara' temple are the most important. The Shiva Lingam in the temple of Bhimesvara is said to be a "Svayambhu" (self-manifested).

On one of the pillars of the mantapam, there are some letters inscribed in 'Pali' language. The Shiva Lingam in Gunupudi Somesvara temple, which is 5ft (1.52m) in height, is also said to be a Svayambhu. The festival of Shivaratri celebrated here is attended by about 50,000 thousand devotees.

HOW TO GET THERE

Rail: Bhimavaram has a railway station.

Road: Bhimavaram is also connected by road with Eluru, Gudivada, Narsapur, Vijayawada and Hyderabad .

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel accommodation is available in Bhimavaram.



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