Lord Shiva here is called Kumara Bheemeswara Swamy. This name is because this was the place Lord Kumaraswamy worshipped lord shiva. After the war with Taraka, Lord Kumaraswamy won and he came here to get rid of his sin of breaking Shiva linga worn by Taraka. [See]
Kumara Bheemeswara swamy temple :
Kumara Bheemeswara swamy and Bala Tripura Sundari are the main deities here.
This is a very old temple under the control of Archeological department. The temple is present out side the town surrounded by fields. We need not to enter in to the town to see the temple. With in the temple campus there are many small temples.
Kumara bheemeswara Swamy temple is an efficiently built master piece in those days. It clearly depicts the culture of Chalukyas. The temple contain prakara built around the centre of about 18 feet high. There are four gopuras in four directions of the temple. There is a water pool in the east side of the temple. There is also a Mandapa built in the centre of this pool. As you cross the Dwajasthambha you can see a lively stone carved Nandi. After entering the prakara one can see the temples of Saraswathi, Durga, Ganapathi.
Similar to Daksharamam temple the lower stair at the Shiva linga is dark. Devotees worship the Shiva linga from upstairs. In the west gate of the temple there is a long stone Pillar. There is also a small stone carved nandi on this pillar. When the fort built by Bhima was demolished, a lady (Gopakonta) used to come to this temple regularly to worship lord Bheemaswara. This pillar was built in her remembrance.
There is a shrine of Lord Raj narayanaswamy to the west of this temple.
In this great age old Shrine of Lord Shiva devotees are provided Divyaprasad on every Masa Shivaratri.
How to reach Kumararamam :
Samalkot is present near Kakinada, East Godavari district.
Samalkot is well connected by Road and Railway route. It is about 20 km distance from Kakinada. We can go through Bus or even in Auto also from Kakinada. In Karthika masam APSRTC maintains speacial Pancharamas tour buses to cover them all in a single day. Pithapuram, one of 18 Shaktipeeth is also nearer to Samalkot at about 30 km distance.
Samalkot is well connected by Railway route. Almost all trains will stop in this Railway station. Kumara Bheemeswara swamy temple is very nearer to Railway station. It is about 1-2 km distance.
Nearest Airport is in Kakinada or Vijayawada.
See Samalkot map