Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Achanta is dedicated to Lord Siva. It is believed that Linga here is Swayambhu. From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during the reign of Eastern Chalukyas during. The Temple Tower( Raja Gopuram) if of five-storeyed. Sivaratri festival will be celebrated in a grand. Thousands of devotees used to visit this Temple on this Holy day. Temple tank is beside the temple There are six Linga Idols within the temple, which are Lakshmaneswara lingam, Someswara lingam, Markandeya Lingam, Bhimalingam, Skanda Lingam and Indra Lingam
Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Achanta History
As per the Legends, Rama while on their way back to Ayodhya after Killing Ravana who was a Brahmin worshipped Siva Linga here to get rid of the sin. Hence, the name RamaLingeswara.
An interesting story associated with this temple, Once Two Saivites from Achanta, thought of worshipping Lord Siva in Kasi during Lingodhbava time. At the beginning of their journey, they came across a prostitute. One of the devotees attracted towards her and dropped his plans whereas the other with his pilgrimage to Kasi. The person who was performing Abhishekam to Linga during Lingodhbava time was distracted and keep thinking about his friend and pleasures. The one at pleasure house regretted and assumed Prostitute’s Udder as Linga and started worshipping with devotion during Lingodhbava time. Impressed Lord Siva self-manifested here. Hence the Achanteswara (Aa Channu ta Eswara).
How to reach Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Achanta?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 68 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Palakollu which is 18 km away from this temple.
- The Direct buses to Achanta are available from Palakollu, Tanuku.
Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Achanta Images
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Reference Link: Temple History