Sri Someshwar Janardhan Swami Devastanam is located on the banks of River Godavari at Ghunupidi near Bheemavaram of West Godavari district. It is one of the famous Pancharama Kshetrams in Andhra Pradesh.
About The Temple
Goddess Annapoorna Temple is located above the sanctum sanctorum which is a unique construction of this temple. This resembles the fact that Lord Siva keeps Ganga on His head. To the South of the sanctum, Goddess Adilaxmi can be seen. To the East, there is a Pushkarni pond which is also called Chandrakundam. Inside the temple there are other deities like Lord Aanjaneya Swami, God Kumar Swami, Navagrahas, Sun God and Lord Ganesh.
About The Deity
The main deity is Lord Shiva in the form of Sri Someshwar Janardhan Swami and His consort is Sri Rajarajeshwari Amma.
Legend and Stories
The temple was built by King Chalukya Bheema during 4th century. The Shiva lingam was installed by Moon God and hence the temple was named as Somarama. It is believed that the colour of the Shiva lingam changes according to the Lunar-rays. In a lunar month the idol turns white for 15 days gradually day by day and turns black for another 15 days.
Maha Shivarathri and Devinavarathri are the main festivals celebrated at this temple.
Nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport.
Nearest railway station is Bheemavaram Railway Station.
Government and Private Bus services are available from all major places. The nearest bus station is at Bheemavaram.
Sri Someshwar Swami Temple,
Andhra Pradesh Pin code -534 202
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be married
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 5.00 am to 11.00 am and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.