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Kumara Bhimeswara swami temple is present in this town. It is about 20 km ditance from Kakinada and about 1km distance from Samarlakota Railway station. It is a very old temple under the control of Archeological department. Lord Shiva is in the form of very big Shiva linga, and we can see Shiva linga through second flour. Kumara swami laid down Shiva Linga here, hence the name Kumararamam. Bala Tripura Sundari devi is the goddess here.
This is present near Ramachandrapuram. The temple is very big and has three circles as compounds. This is also under control of Archeolgical department. Lord Shri Rama worshiped Lord Shiva here. Next followed by Lord Surya and Indra. Manikyamaba devi, one of 18 shaktipeethas is present here. Vemulavada Bhima kavi, famous telugu poet, got boons from Bhimeswara swami here. Other holy places in this area are Sapta-Godavari-Theerth]Sapta Godavari theertham, Lakshmi-Narayana-temple]Lakshmi Narayana temple, Brahmakund]Brahmakund.
Ksheera Rama Lingeswara swamy gave Sudarshana chakra to Lord Vishnu here. Upamanya Maharshi also got boons and milk from Lord Shiva here. Hence the name Ksheera (milk) Ramalingeswara swami. The temple is nearer to Bus stand. The temple Gopuram is very high and we can see it from bus stand. Parvathi is the goddess here.
Someswara swami temple is present in Gunupudi. It is about 3 to 4 km distance from Bus stand. The temple looks as new one, and a holy pond (Chandra-kundam]Chandra Kundam) is present in front of the temple. Lord Chandra get rid of his sins here by worshiping Lord Shiva here. Hence the name Someswara swami. Shiva lingam change its color according to the lunar month (Black at the time of Amavasya, White at the time Pournami). Annapurna mata temple is present in the second floor. Famous local deity, Mavullamma temple is also present in Bhimavaram.
Amaravathi is present in Guntur district, on the bank of Krishna river. Where as remaining four are present in Godavai districts. Bus facility is so good, as all buses will go up to the temple. Amara Lingeswara swami is worshiped by Lord Indra here. The temple is old and in three circles with so many temples with in the compound. Bala Chamundeswari mata is the goddess here. Venu Gopala swami temple is also present with in the campus of main temple. Other places to see in this area are Buddha-stupa]Buddha stupa, Museum. Both are near Bus stand.
Temples in East Godavari district :
|Manikyamba||Kukkuteswara swamy||Puruhutika||Sripada vallabha temple|
|Kunthi madhava swamy temple||Pada gaya||Annavaram||Ryali|
Temples in West Godavari district :
|Mavullamma temple||Dwaraka Tirumala||Penugonda||Tanuku|