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History

Brief History Of This Temple

The Moola Virat can be seen from the windows of the Garbha Gruha on all four sides. The Shivlinga is a unique milky white in colour and the tallest. The tower of the temple is one among the tallest temples in Andhra Pradesh. The height of the temple is 120ft and 9 floors. This temple was constructed during the reign of Chalukya Bhima of Chalukya dynasty in the 9th century. The Prakara is designed by Sri Velupathi during the 10th century. The art of temple construction resembles those constructed during Chalukya period. Gopuram is constructed by Sri Alladu Reddy during 14th Century. During the 17th century, Kalyana mantapam and Ashtha Bhuja Lakshmi Narayanaswamy always have been constructed. There are 72 pillars made of black stone in the temple mandapa.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Sculpture in this Temple

The white marble Shivalingam worshipped in the sanctum is referred to as Ramalingeswara Swami as well as Ksheeraraameswaraswamy. Built during the 10th-llth centuries A.D. by the Chalukyas, it represents the south Indian style and has a 9-storey gopuram that soars 125 feet, one of the tallest in Andhra Pradesh. Colourful images and sculptures of various deities are engraved on the walls and can also be seen inside the temple complex. 20 Kms from Palakollu is the Natta Rameshwaram temple, where the Lingam is made of shells & conchs is worth a visit.

Temple Events

Temple Events

Events related to this Temple

Mahasivaratri is an important festival when thousands of people offer prayers to seek the blessings of the Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy to attain Mukti.

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Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Palakollu

This temple belonging to the faith, Hinduism is in West Godavari
Temple Timings

Temple Timings

Timings Of this Temple

From 5.30am to 11.30am and 4.00pm to 8.30pm every day.

Extra Information

Extra Information

More information about this Temple

It is believed that staying one day in Ksheerarama is equivalent to staying one year in Varanasi. Additional places of interest around Palakollu include Bhimavaram, Draksharama, Annavaram, Thalupulamma Thalli, Rajahmundry, Antarvedi, Ryali and Vadapalli. In the temple premises facilities are available for tourists to stay. Photography is allowed inside the temple premises but not for Garbha gruham. Very good South Indian food is available in the town. The Gostani River flows through Palakollu and there is a Sangam (confluence) near Narsapur with the Godavari River. From here the river empties into the sea at Antarvedi.

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