Punyagiri Temple Vizianagaram is dedicated to Lord Siva. It is an ancient temple located in the hills of Punyagiri in the Eastern Ghats. The Main deity is here called by Uma Kotilingeswara Swamy. Temple is 3 km from S.Kota in Vizianagaram district. This temple is known for ‘Asthikala Nimarjanam’. It is believed that mixing the Crematorium ashes with the waters here will relieve the departed soul from the birth cycle and attains Moksha. Sivaratri festival will be celebrated in a grand for 3 days. Thousands of devotees throng the temple on the festival days. The path to the temple is surrounded with full of greenery.
Punyagiri Temple Vizianagaram History
As per the local folklore, In Dwaparayuga, Pandavas stayed here in this forest during their Vanavasam period. It is said that Chinaputturdara falls which is located on the right side of hills which emerges from the base of Siva Linga. The Linga in the temple is bathed by the underground perennial flow. Three Siva Lingas were installed is a cave nearby which is called by Trimurti and the water constantly falls on these Lingas. Devotees used to take a bath at these falls before Lord Siva Darshan inside the temple, it is believed that by doing so they will be relieved from the sins.
How to reach Punyagiri Temple Vizianagaram?
- The nearest international airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 70 km away.
- The direct train is available to Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram. stations Visakhapatnam is the major city and is well connected with all parts of India.
- Temple is 35 km from Vizianagaram and 70 km from Visakhapatnam. Temple is 4 km from Srungavarapukota. Direct bus to S.Kota is available from Vizianagaram bus station.
Punyagiri Temple Vizianagaram Images
Reference Link: Temple History