Temples In And Around West Godavari District Of AP
- Mention to this fascinating lake can be found in the writings of the famous Bernier two visited the court of the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and also toured the entire country including the Golconda Kingdom.
Guntupalli About 44 km from Eluru and 85 km from Vijayawada, Guntupalli in the western parts of the Godavari district reveals the Buddhist monuments of the olden days.
- The rock cut caves in the awesome hills, the placid environs and the ancient images of Budddha, Stupas and Viharas render tranquillity.
Narasapur Located 128 km from Eluru, this place is famous for Sri Adi Kesava Emberumanar swamy temple, which is a sacred pilgrimage destination for the vaishnavites.
- Pancharama is the name given to those five temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- These places are allocated over three districts.
- East Godavari, West Godavari and Guntur of Andhra Pradesh in India. All Hindus consider inspecting on these temples as very sanctified. Pancha means five and Aarama is peace.
- Aarama is something related to Buddhism which is actually aims at pleasant state of mind. So Pancharama means five pleasant and peaceful places. There are two stories related to Pancharama temples.
- One story related to Pancharama temples is in Bheemeshwara Puranam written by Shree Nathudu. The Story goes like this...
Devatas and Asuras (Rakshasas) stirr the sea to get nectar (Amrit).
- After getting the Amrit, Devatas meet Lord Vishnu to avoid distributing the nectar to Asuras as it may lead to problems.
Lord Vishnu takes the birth as Mohini and distributes Amruth only to Devtas.
- Asuras get angry and worship Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva gets satisfied by their worship and blesses Asuras with lot of powers.
With these powers Asuras start torturing people and Devtas. Again Devtas worship Lord Shiva to avoid this.
- Lord Shiva gets angry and starts punishing Asuras. During this war, a Shivalingam worshiped by Thripurasura (Tripurasura) remains un damaged even though all Asuras die. Lord Shiva (Mahadeva) makes this Lingam into five pieces and makes this installed in five different places.