Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple

Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple, Samalkot Overview

Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy temple is a specimen architectural grandeur depicting the Dravidian style of architecture and is regarded as the main landmark of Samalkot.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple features 100 pillars that support the whole structure of the temple comprising of two stories. A monolithic statue of Nandi is placed at the entrance guarding the Shiva lingam. On the ground floor of the temple the idol of Goddess Bala Tripura Sundari the incarnation of Goddess Parvati is installed. Temple's main entrance is known as Surya Dwaram while the main shrine of the temple lies in the middle of the inner sanctum. It is a rectangular structure enshrined with the 14 feet tall limestone lingam that begins from the podium on the ground floor and rises till second floor piercing through roof where the presiding deity is Lord Rudrabhaga. Devotees can offer their prayer to lingam from first floor which has been recently renovated detailed with intricate designs of flat leaves, lotuses, salas, kalasa and row of geese kutas. From the east side of the temple, where mandapam called Koneti is situated one can witness the Pushkarni Lake.

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