Dharapalem also known as Panchadarlais a tourist site in the Vishakapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Panchdarla village is situated at a distance of about ten km from Yelamanchili and fifty km from Narsipatnam. The village derived it name from five springs of water coming from five fountains that get supplied from a natural perennial spring.
About The Temple
Kottilingam which means crores of Lingams is situated near the five fountains. There is a carved Lingam which has 12 rows where each row has 85 lingams. Two of the many inscriptions in the temple date back to the 14 century AD (1407 and 1428) and contain the genealogy of the Eastern Chalukya dyansty with the titles of Sarvalokasraya and Vishnu Vardana. Other popular temples include the Umadharmalingeswara Swamy temple, the Radha Madhava Swamy temple and the Kalyana Vinayaka temple (Dwimukhi Vinayaka).
How to Reach Panchadarla
Vishakapatnam airport is the nearest airport.
Nearby railway stations include Elamanchili Railway Station, Narasingapalli Railway Station and Anakapalle Railway Station and the Vishakapatnam Railway station which is located at distance of 51 km from Panchadarla.
The nearby Bus stations include Yelamanchili APSRTC Bus Station, Addaroad/N K Palli APSRTC Bus Station , Anakapalli Bye Pass APSRTC Bus Station. APSRTC operates a large network of busses to and from Panchadarla.
Kotilingam Temple / Panchadharla Dharmalingeswara Temple,
Cherlopalem, Visakhapatnam district,
Andhra Pradesh, India, Pincode – 531061.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.