Kotipalli sivalayam

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Someswara Aalayam Temple

Location: Kotipalli, West Godavari

Deity: Lord Shiva

About The Temple :

This area is connected with Puranic legend and personages. It is here, according to legends, Indra, installed a great Sivalinga and offered Jalabhishekam to the Lord with the water from one crore rivers hence the name Koteeswara linga. Another legend states that the Moon-god got rid of his sin by bathing in the Pushkarini and worshipping the icon of Somasekhar installed under the guidance of Brihaspathi. He got back his lusture with the grace of Lord Siva; hence the deity is called Chaya Someswaraswamy. It lies 12 km off Draksharama in West Godavari.

The worship at this temple, is associated with a ritual bath in the river, specially during Kartika & Mahashivratri.

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