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Draksharamam Overview

Ranked 6 of 43 sightseeing in Kakinada

Draksharamam is a temple that is also known as the Dakshina Kasi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as the most sacred place after Banaras. The four entrance gates of the temple represent the four cardinal directions.

A pillared Pradakshina is situated on the upper storey. Various mythological figures are carved on the walls and pillars of the temple. The architectural style of the temple depicts the Chola and Chalukya architecture.

According to folklore, Sage Vyasa once performed penance at the site and thus, named it the Dakshina Kasi. It is also believed that Sati's father organised a ‘yagya’ which she attended uninvited and sacrificed herself after being humiliated. Therefore, the area received the title of Daksh Vatika which later came to be known as Draksharamam.

The Saptha Godavari Kundam, situated near the temple, is visited for taking a holy dip. The temple is visited by many travellers during the occasion of Shivaratri. The Bhimesvara Temple is situated close to Draksharamam and is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, who is worshipped in the form of Maniyakamba.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:30 PM
6:00 AM -7:30 PM
6:00 AM -7:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:30 PM

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Sabbella Reddy

Sabbella Reddy3.6/5

6 reviews

One more Pancharama temple

i visited sevaral times this temple .it is almost like samalkot bhimeshwara temple.same architcture. most of the devoties prifer to visit this temple in karthika masam.this place is very well conected by road with kakinada .

Sai Ram

Sai Ram5.0/5

2 reviews

Good temple

It was the temple i like most in that the abisheakam to lord siva is good and the lord shiva was 2 floar hight temple was clean and in front of the lord shiva we will find nandeswarudu at down if we see and offer our wishes so i the temple very much and was happy to go there

Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi Krishna4.3/5

23 reviews

Full of divinity

This is a famous pilgrimage location just 30km from Kakinada town. Went in cab along with family. Lot of crowd due to Pushkaralu JULY2015. Lot of local shopping at cheaper rates just like the old village style sellers spread around the temple and on the streets. Not very cleanly because of the huge crowd.

Pavan Kumar

Pavan Kumar4.3/5

45 reviews

Good transportation available and free meals for devotees

Draksharamam is one of the 18 sakthi peethas and one of the pancharamas. Since the Daksha yagnam happened here, It is also called as daksha vatika. It is near to Kakinada. Regular buses are available from Kakinada. Temple timings are 5 AM to 12 PM and 3PM to 8 PM. Temple is providing Annadan(free meals) for devotees.