It is an ancient Aalaya with a fascinating tale. It was originally built by Bhishma, the redoubtable Kuru Pitamaha of unparalleled valour and eminence. The Sivalinga called Gangeswara Sivalinga is Swayambhu.
It is believed that, once an ardent devotee was advised by Lord Siva to build an Aalaya for him in that sacred place itself, and if he neglected His bidding, He would grow to unusual height. Fearing evil consequence of disobedience, the people built forthwith an Aalaya and drove a nail on the top of Sivalinga to stop further growth. Siva kept up His word and the devotees were blessed for their devotion. There is another Aalaya for Sri Rama here and it is equally famous.
Temple-Someswara Janardhana Swamy Temple
Diety-Lord Shiva & Annapurna Devi
The attraction of Bhimavaram is spiritual as the temple dedicated
to Lord Shiva, Sri Someswara Janardhana swamy which is considered
as one of the Pancharama Kshetras is situated here. The main contribution
for temple construction was made by the King Chalukya Bheema during 4th century.
The Shiva lingam is called someshwara as it is believed that this lingam has been
installed by Lord Chandra. The colour of the linga is believed to change during
full moon day and Amavasya. Over and above the Garbhalayam, Goddess
Annapurna temple is situated, which is the speciality of this temple and
cannot be seen anywhere else in India. This resembles the fact that
Lord Shiva holds the Goddess Ganga on his head.
- Mavullaamma Temple.
Jaganmatha (Universal Mother Goddess)Sri Sri Sri Jaganmatha Mavullamma ammavaru: Protector of people from evil spirits. It is believed Jaganmatha (Universal Mother goddess) Sri Mavullamma ammavaru (Mother goddess) is the incarnation of Mahakali (the goddess of Shakthi-Power) in olden days. she is in a midst of mango groves. So she is called 'Mavullamma' (Mamidi is local tongue to Mango). It is believed that neighbour villagers treated her as their own villages mother goddess, So she is addressed as 'Mavullamma' (Mother goddess of my own village).
The temple history of Jaganmatha Sri Mavullamma came to limelight in the year 1880 AD, Since then only the temple history is available to us. It is believed that she is laid in Motupallivari street, under couple of pipal and Neem tree. Every year in the month of "Jyesta masa" (third month of auspicious Telugu almanac calendar) on "Paadyami" (new slender crescent moon day). Devotees (worshippers) celebrates one month long celebration in this month. There is a festive look every where in and around the town. The Devastanam (Temple committee) and local fruit and vegetable trader's committee felicitates artists, actors, actresses, musicians, great men of all walks of the life.
In 1910 AD floods the Mulavirat (Statue of Mavullamma) partially damaged. Later reinstates by great artist, sculptor Sri Grandhi Narasanna's son Sri Grandhi Appa Rao. He carved the Mulavirat (Mavullamma Statue) from ferocious stature to pleasant present peace form.
It is believed ever since her dwelt the town has been become prosperous. The town gradually developing day by day with her blessings. The people have been living peacefully with her auspicious blessings.
Yanamaduru Temple Near Bhimavaram
The main attraction of Palakol is the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sri Ksheera Rama Lingeswara which is considered as one of the Pancharama Kshetras. The height of the temple is 120fts and constructed during Chalukya period by Chalukya Bheema. The construction took place during 9th century. The lingam, which is white in colour, is believed as the tallest. There are 72 pillars made of black stone. Inside the Garbhalaya (Garbha Gruha), Gokarneshwara and Vigneshwara (Ganapati) alayas are situated at the left with Kshiralingam located at the center. To the right, Subramanya Swamy and Janardhana Swamy alayas with Nandi at the centre are situated. Gostani river flows through the town Palakollu and there is a sangam place near Narsapur with river Godavari. From here the river enters the sea at Antarvedi. Once upon a time this place was a thick forest with natural greenary.
The Shiva Lingam (Moola Virat) can be seen from all the four sides through windows in the Garbha Gruharam. Additionally, Sun God, Kashi Vishweshwara, Goddess parvathi, Goddess Lakshmi, Nagareshwara Lingam, Dundi Vigneshwara, Veera Bhadra, Sapta Matruka, Kanaka Durga, Brahma, Saraswathi, Kumara Swamy, Kartikeya, Mahishasura Mardhini, Naga sarpa, Nataraja, Dattatreya, Kala Bhairava, Nageshwara, Shaneeshwara, Shankara, Radha Krishna can also be seen in the temple. There is a belief that the Shiva lingam is installed by Lord Vishnu. People say that, staying one day in Kshirarama is equivalent to staying one year in Varanasi.
The Prakara is designed by Sri Velupathi during 10th century. The art of temple construction resembles those constructed during Chalukya period. Gopuram is constructed by Sri Alladu Reddy during 14th Century. During 17th century, Kalyana mantapam (choultry) and Ashtha Bhuja Lakshmi Narayanaswamy alaya have been constructed.
Bhavanarayanaswamy Aalayam Temple, Pattisam
Location: Pattisam near Polavaram
Deity: Bhavanarayanaswamy - Shiva
This is an ancient site and was called Swarnapuri and Ponnur. Chalukyas patronized the temple. This was the site for literary activities by the sages and literary luminaries. Great debates and vidya goshtis took place here. The deity Bhavanarayanaswamy, is said to have presiding over them and was called Sakshi Bhavanarayana Swamy popularly. The temple is big and possesses fine sculptures. It faces the east. It was built in the 11th century by the feudal lord Nalaparaju who ruled over Avuku, and emperor Kulothunga Chola added rare sculptures. The idol is Swayambhu. There are temples for Rajyalakshmi and Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy. A big Saras called Brahmasaras is held in great reverence here. Another object of great veneration is the Anjaneyaswamy temple right in front of the temple gate. The image is 37 feet high.
Festivals: The Kalyanotsav lasts for 8 days during Vaisakha, which commences on the seventh day in the bright fortnight of the month with rath yatra on the full moon night.
JUTTIGA AND NATTA RAMESWARAM
Natta Rameswaram Temple
Sivalayam, Gurvaigudem Pati Medha (historical sivalingam is here)
Shree Kanyaka Parameshwari Ammavari Temple
gayatri Devi temple,
Nageswara Swamy Temple,Duvva(Near tanuku),
Someswara Swamy Temple ,Mandapaka (Tanuku).