Draksharamam, Kakinada
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Draksharamam

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About Draksharamam

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM

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 Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Sabbella Reddy

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  • Sabbella Reddy
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 6 Reviews
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"One more Pancharama temple"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 3, 2016
I visited several times this temple. It is almost like Samalkot Bhimeswara temple, same architecture. Most of the devotees prefer to visit this temple in Karthika Masam. This place is very well-connected by road with Kakinada.
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Sai Ram

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  • Sai Ram
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 14, 2015
It was the temple I liked the most, in that the abhishekam to lord Shiva is good and the lord Shiva was 2 floor, it was clean and in front of the lord Shiva we will find Nandeeswarudu at down we see and offer our wishes, so it's very nice and happy to go.
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Vamsi Krishna

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  • Vamsi Krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 37 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  64 helpful votes
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"Full of divinity"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2015
This is a famous pilgrimage location just 30km from Kakinada town. Went in cab along with family. Lot of crowd due to Pushkaralu in July 2015. 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.
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Pavan Kumar

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  • Pavan Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Good transportation available and free meals for devotees"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 10, 2015
Draksharamam is one of the 18 shakthi peethas and one of the pancharamas. Since the Dakshayagnam happened here, it is also called as Daksha Vatike, 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.
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