Draksharamam temple is one of the first five Pancharama Kshetras that are sacred to the Hindu god Shiva. The temple is located in Daksharamam town of Konaseema district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. In this temple, Lord Shiva is worshiped as Bhimeswara Swamy. It is known colloquially as Draksharama carrying the implied significance as “Draksharama” meaning the Abode of Daksha Prajapathi – Lord Siva’s Father-in-law and the beloved Father of ‘ Sati ‘ Lord Siva’s spiritual wife.
Temple Darshan Timings
all other days’ timing timing timing
|Morning Hours||6:00 am – 8:00 pm||6:00 am – 12:00 pm||5:00 am – 12:30 pm|
|Evening Hours||No break in between||3:00 pm – 8:00 pm||3:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
Daksha Prajapati is Lord Brahma’s son and Lord Vishnu’s grandson. He becomes the head of all with the aid of Prajapatis. He begins to become arrogant after growing to power and gaining authority from Creator, Preserver, and Destroyers. When Daksha demanded Chandra that he should marry all his 27 adopted sisters, Chandra accepted the insinuation and marries all the 27 sisters of Daksha but he loved Rohini so much and disregards all the other 26 stars. Because of his negligence, 26 of Daksha’s surviving children go to Daksha and complain about Chandra’s poor conduct. Daksha gives him a curse after becoming angry at Chandra’s actions to getting infected with tuberculosis and die.
Chandra is going to Lord Shiva, begging for his mercy. Shiva acknowledges his request as a kind god and vows to save Chandra. Daksha goes to Shiva asking for Chandra not to be saved. Shiva denies the appeal of Daksha and informs him not to break his commitment to saving Chandra. This makes Shiva’s Daksha furious. Then Lord Vishnu comes to the rescue and makes two transitions between Sukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha to Chandra. Chandra prays that Siva will accept his life at the feet of Siva. Siva lifts Chandra from his feet and makes him “Chandra Mouleesawara” on his head. In the meantime, this spat ego between Siva and Daksha worsens.
Engraving the temple discloses that it was built between the 9th and 10th centuries CE by the Eastern Chalukyan King, Bhima. When king Daksha held a Yagna at his palace he did not invite Lord Shiva because of this Goddess Parvati found her father insulting her beloved husband Shiva by not inviting him over there. Sati was so outraged with her father that she immolated herself in the sacrificial fire. After hearing about Goddess Parvati Shiva couldn’t control his anger and did Tandav Dance while placing Sati’s body on his shoulder. The whole of creation came to a standstill by this Celestial event and the Gods appealed to Lord Vishnu to intervene. Vishnu then severed Sati’s body with his discus and the pieces fell to Earth. Draksharamam Bhimeswara Swamy was built on the spot where Sati’s left cheek is said to have fallen.
Temples to Visit Nearby
1 Vasudeva Temple
Distance from the temple to Vasudeva Temple is 2.1km and can reach in 5 min.
2 Sri Bhimeswara Swamy Temple
Distance from the temple to Sri Bhimeswara Swamy Temple is 42km and can reach within 1hr.
3 Hanuman Temple
The distance from the temple to Hanuman Temple is 57km. You can easily reach it in 1 hour.
4 Vatrapudi sivalayam Temple
Distance from the same to Vatrapudi Sivalayam Temple is 7.1km.
5 Markandeya Temple
Distance is 4.7km and can reach easily in 11min.
Distance from Major cities.
28km from Kakinada
50km from Rajahmundry
25km from Amalapuram
Where to Stay?
Most people come to visit this temple every year from all over India so that can be your next trip to plan or to visit if you really find it interesting also we have the best hotels and rooms for you to stay with the best facilities and services.
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