Someswara Swamy Temple Bhimavaram is dedicated to Lord Siva. and is located at Gunupudi, Bhimavaram. This temple was rebuilt by the King Bhimeswara of Chalukya dynasty. This temple received huge patronage from the Easter Chalukyas, Gajapathi Kings and Vijayanagara Kings.
Someswara Swamy Temple Bhimavaram History
As per the Legends mentioned in Skanda Purana and Brahmanda Purana, Demon Tarakasura theft Amrutha Atma Linga which emerged out during Ksheerasagar Mathanam (drilling Ocean of Milk). Tarakasura wearing this Linga around his neck, with hi supernatural powers, he was unbeatable. Kumara Swamy son of Siva and Parvathi, who was the commander-in-chief for deities came face to face with Tarakasura in the war. Kumara Swamy used his Sakthi weapon to kill Tarakasura. Kumaraswamy repeatedly broke Tarakasura body into pieces and it was reunified again.
Lord Maha Vishnu advised Kumara Swamy to break shiva linga into pieces, only then the demon can be killed. Maha Vishnu also said that even after breaking the shiva linga, the pieces will try to reunite again. To prevent this reunion, all these broken pieces should be fixed in those places where they fall, by worshiping and building temples on top it.
As advised by Maha Vishnu, Kumara Swamy used his Agni weapon to break the Siva Linga worn by the demon. The Atma Linga broken into five pieces, the broken pieces tried to reunite by making the chant ‘Aum’. To prevent this Indra, Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Vishnu and Kumara Swamy worshipped the Linga’s at the respective places.
It is believed that Chandra (Soma or Moon) installed Linga here by worshipping the Idol.
Someswara Swamy Temple Bhimavaram
Linga inside the Sanctum Sanctorum keeps changing the colours from White to brown. On a full moon day, Linga appears in pure white colour and it will be Brown on No moon day (Amavasya day)
It is said that the Moon God worshipped Lord Siva to get rid of his sins. Temple tank Chandra Pushkarini located opposite to the temple is called by Soma Gundam.
Someswara Swamy Temple Bhimavaram Timings
Morning Hours: 5:00 am – 11:00 am
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to reach Someswara Swamy Temple Bhimavaram?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 91 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Bhimavaram which is 1.9 km away.
- Temple is at a walkable distance from Bhimavaram bus station
Someswara Swamy Temple Bhimavaram Images
Reference Link: Temple History