Ksheera Ramalingeshwara swamy Temple, palakollu

Ksheera Ramalingeshwara swamy Temple:

Ksheera Ramalingeshwara swamy TempleSri Ksheera Ramalingeswara Temple is located in Palakollu of West Godavari District. The temple is in the town and after reaching Palakollu devotees can go by walk and have darshan. The presiding diety is Ksheera The Shiva Linga at the temple of Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy. Maharshi Agastya told Sri Ram that he developed black complexion as he committed a sin in killing Ravana who was a brahmin. To get rid of this Sri Ram was advised to take bath in holy rivers and install Siva Lingas. After installing several Siva Lingas, Sri Rama accompanied by Sita and Lakshmana came to Gosthani river to install a Siva Linga, Sita sent Hanuman to procure it. Hanuman could not return within time and so Sita made a Siva Linga out of the sand consisting of snails and performed pooja. On his return Hanuman was very much dissappointed. Observing the agony, Sri Ram asked Hanuman to place the Linga on the banks of the river and assured Hanuman that devotees who visit the place first worship the Siva Linga brought over by him and next Siva Linga consecrated by Sita. Hanuman felt very happy. According to the legend the linga was installed some 86,000 years back and developed from time to time in 918 A.D., 1415 A.D., 1773 A.D., and 1777 A.D. this temple is one of the Pancharama temples. Devotees who spend one day here get the grace of Lord equivalent to the grace obtained with a year stay at Varanasi. The temple timings are, 5.30am to 11.30am and 4.00pm to 8.30pm.

How to reach Palakollu
inside temple view Palakillu is on the National Highway 214 located at interior Andhra Pradesh. The highway starts from kathipudi (on National Highway 5) near Annavaram and ends at National Highway 9 between Vuyyuru and Machilipatnam. Very frequent buses available to Palakollu from all parts of Andhra Pradesh moving towards Narsapur or Bhimavaram.
People travelling by road from Kolkata and Orissa side, have to reach Visakhapatnam and proceed in NH5 upto Ravulapalem. After Ravulapalem, take left turn where the boards points towards Narsapur. Palakollu is just 45minutes journey from this place via Siddhantam and Martair (Marteru). The distance between Ravulapalem and Vizag is 230Kms and 70Kms from Rajahmundry.

There is an Alternate way to reach Palakollu from Visakhapatnam. Proceed upto Kathipudi on NH5 and take left turn. Reach kakinada in this route and proceed towards Rajole via yanam and Amalapuram. From Rajole make your journey towards Palakollu. From Kakinada, one can reach Palakollu via Ramachandrapuram and Ravulapalem also. There are only two bridges to cross River Godavari one at Yanam and the other near Ravulapalem.
People travelling by bus from Hyderabad, Vijayawada and other parts of the country can travel upto Tanuku on NH5 and take right diversion to reach palakollu.
Carvings on the wall Not all the trains reach Palakollu. Trains running from Kolkata side take left diversion at Nidadavole to travel towards Palakollu via Bhimavaram (junction). Some trains proceed towards Vijayawada from here via Kaikalur. After Palakollu, trains reach the last station Narsapur. Confirm before booking the tickets for stops at this station. Tourists get down at Bhimavaram and take private vehicle or travel by bus to reach Palakollu. The total time of journey from Visakhapatnam to Palakol is 7 hours by bus. Private bus transportation exists between Narsapur and Bheemavaram via Palacole.

The temple timings are, 5.30am to 11.30am and 4.00pm to 8.30pm. Additional places of interest around Palakollu include Bhimavaram, Draksharama, Annavaram, Thalupulamma Thalli, Rajahmundry, Antarvedi, Ryali and Vadapalli. In the temple premesis choultry facility is available for tourists to stay. Photography is allowed inside the temple premesis but for Garbha gruham. Very good South Indian food is available in the town.


Tourism Information
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