Somaramam is one of the pancharamas present in west Godavari district near Bhimavaram. Lord Someswara swamy is the main deity here and Worshiped by Moon god for the first time.
How to reach Somaramam : Somaramam is well connected by Road and Railway route. There are so many direct buses to Bhimvaram from Vijayawada and Eluru. Previously Gunupudi is a small village, but now, is a part of Bhimavaram. After reaching Bhimavaram we have to go Gunupudi by an Auto.
In Karthika masam APSRTC maintains speacial Pancharamas tour buses to cover all Pancharamas in a single day.
Bhimavaram Railway station is located at 2km distance from Someswara swamy temple. This Railway station is not present in main-line. So many expresses will not go through this station. It is better to step down at Vijayawada or Eluru.
Nearest Airports are at Vijayawada / Rajahmundry.
See Somaramam map
Temples to see in Somaramam :
Someswara swamy temple : Lord Someswara swamy temple is at Gunupudi. This temple is an old temple but looks like new one because of colored paintings on the walls and sculptures. In front of the temple there is a pond called Chandrakundam. It is fully covered with lotus flowers. There is a big Gopuram as the entrance of temple. In the left side of temple there is a big hall in which temples of Lord Srirama and Hanuma are present. In the right side of temple there is an open hall above the temple office. When crowd is present, pujaris / Pandits conduct puja here for individuals. The temple has so many sculptures which are giving a nice look. In the hall of temple there is a big statue of Nandi. After crossing hall there is a room in front of sanctum. In that room there is a temple of Annapurna mata. In the sanctum we can see Lord Shiva in the form of a beautiful Shivaling. Shivaling in this temple is small unlike in other Pancharamas. There is a speciality in this temple ie. Shivaling will change its color according to Lunar aspect. At the time of Pournami (Full Moon nights) shivaling will be in white color and in Amavasya days (Dark nights) it's color shades black.
Lord Someswara swamy was first worshipped by Moon god here after Tarakasura vadha. Hence in the name of Moon god, came the names Somaramam and Someswara swamy.
Mavullamma temple : This temple is present in Bhimavaram. Everyone should visit this temple in Somaramam tour. Mavullamma is the deity here. There is a big idol of Mavullamma in this temple. She is a local deity and people worship her with lot of devotion.