Siddhi Janardhana Kotipalli, Route info and Timings.
Darshan Ticket Cost: Free entry for all devotees
Dress Code: Any decent outfit
Darshan duration: 15 to 20 mins during weekdays and 20 to 30 mins during weekends. Karthika Masam, Sivaratri festival days will be crowded.
Siddhi Janardhana Kotipalli
As per Legends, Sounaka and other Sages went to Sage Suta to know the sacredness of Koteeswara and Siddi Janardhana. Suta started narrating as follows. Sage Narada once went to Lord Brahma to know the Sacredness of Goutami and Kotitirtham and What made Lord Someswara to self-manifest here. Lord Brahma replied him that area of 3 – 4 miles to the South of Kotitirtham and Near Mukteswaram is a very sacred place, and at Goutami and Kotitirtham they all merge in the Holy Vishnu Tirtha, The Brahma Tirtha and Maheswara Tirtha and Rama Tirtha.
Once the benefactor of the Devas, Pundarikaksha performed penance here for years. Ruler of demons, King Bali conquered and started ruling three worlds. Agni, Indra with other Devas approached the Lord at Koti Thirtham. Kasyapa an ardent devotee prayed for the Lord to rescue Devas. Lord Vishnu pleased with Kasyapa prayers and born to Kasyapa and Aditi in his Vamana Avatar. Vamana went to King Bali seeking 3 feet of land space. Vamana in his Third step sent Bali to Pathala Loka. Sage Kashyap installed Lord Vishnu here as the Kshetra Palaka.
Brahma told Narada that KotiThirtham removes Sins and bless devotees with good fortune. Even gods visit this Holy Tirtha and are therefore known as Rudra Tirtham and became the abode of Koteeswara.
On the day of Maha Sivaratri bathing at Kotithirtham 2 before sunrise will relieve devotees from all troubles and attains Kailas afterlife.
How to reach Siddhi Janardhana Kotipalli?
- The nearest International airport is at Vijayawada which is 169 km away.
- The nearest Domestic Airport is 15 km from Rajahmundry.
- The nearest railway stations is at Rajahmundry which is 59 km away
- Direct bus Kotipalli will be available from Rajahmundry, Amalapuram,