Golingeswara Swamy Temple Bikkavolu is dedicated to Lord Siva. The main deity Golingeswara resides here with His consort Goddess Parvati. In the past, this place was called by Birudamkitta Puram. There was supposed to be a Big tunnel which connects Peddapuram fort and this temple. Britishers used to call this underground tunnel as Big Hole which later turned to be the present Bikkavolu.
Golingeswara Swamy Temple Bikkavolu History
This temple was built by the King Gunaga Vijayaditya III of Eastern Chalukyas during 849 – 892 Century AD. The rich carvings on the temple walls and Gopuras were built-in with the Dravidian architecture. There are 3 other shrines in the temple complex out of which Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple and Sri Chandrasekara were popular. The idol inside the Sanctum Sanctorum is made of black granite. This temple is of 1200 years old.
Idols of Vishnu, Agni Dev, Indra, Kumara Swamy, Nagini, Brahma, Chamundi and many other idols were carved on the temple walls. The front portion of Mukha Mantap was built in 1964 AD. One more Mantap was built in the year 1966 AD. Chalukya Nandi Idols were recovered during excavation. And these idols were arranged in a row at Mukha Mantap, in the middle of which a bronze Idol of Horse was placed.
Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
Darshan duration: 10 to 15 mins during weekdays and 20 to 30 mins during weekends.
How to reach Golingeswara Swamy Temple Bikkavolu?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 39 km away
- The nearest international airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 173 km away
- The nearest major junction is at Kakinada which is 30 km away
- Next, nearest is at Rajahmundry which is 34 km away.
- The direct bus to Bikkavolu is available from the major bus points at Kakinada and Rajahmundry with high frequency.
Golingeswara Swamy Temple Bikkavolu Images
Reference Link: Temple History