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Kotipalli Someswara Swamy Temple

Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari

Sri Someswara Swamy Temple also known as Uma Parvathi Devi Sahita Someswara Swamy Vari Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on River Gautami at Kotipalli in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Koteswara Swamy and Sri Someswara Swamy. The temple has two Shivalingas namely Koteswara Swamy Linga installed by Lord Indra and Someswara Swamy Linga installed by Lord Soma. Koteswara Lingam is a Yoga Lingam and Someswara Lingam is a Bhoga Lingam.The Kshetra Palakas of the temple Sri Siddi Janardhana Swamy, Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Bhoodevi are installed by Kasyapa Maharshi. The temple also houses the shrines of Goddess Raja Rajeswari Ammvaru, Lord Anjaneya, Lord Kalabhairava and Navagrahas.


Sri Koteswara Lingam: According to the legends, when Lord Indra disguised as Gauthama Maharshi and embraced Ahalya, wife of Gauthama Maharshi, Gauthama Maharshi got angry and cursed Lord Indra with life disease and Ahalya to change into a rock. When Ahalya and Lord Indra pleaded for shaapa vimochana, Gauthama Maharshi asked Ahalya to wait till Lord Rama touches her with His feet. Gauthama Maharshi told Lord Indra to take bath in Gauthami River an...View more


The temple architecture is based on Dravidian style of construction. There is Soma Pushkarini with a beautiful statue of Shiva sitting in meditating posture in front of the temple. The temple is not so big. It has mandapams on four sides. The internal mandpam of the temple are sculpted with different god and goddesses idols. In the inner sanctum, there is a very tiny Shiva Lingam covered with flowers and decorated with a serpent kavacha. There is...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : 06:00 AM To 09:00 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are requested to attire themselves in traditional/conventional dresses while visiting the temple.


The culture of East Godavari district is a rich traditional one in all parts of the district, and reflects the true culture of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for Veda-pandits, the Godavari River and the hospitality of the people.

Location and Contact

Sri Someswara Swamy Vari Devastanam Kotipalli, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh 533306

Buses are available from all major places in Andhra Pradesh. Kotipalli Bus terminal is just 400 meters away from the temple.
The Nearest railway station is Kotipalli Railway Station which is 2 km away. Auto-rickshaws are available to reach the temple.
The Nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport which is 74 km away. Bus and taxi services are available to reach the temple.

Additional Info

  1. As there are no facilities of stays at Kotipalli, one can book their stay at the Irrigation Bungalow and for that one has to contact Controller/ Executive Engineer, Godavari Eastern Division, Dowleswaram. Or one can even stay at Kakinada where there are unlimited options of stays.
  2. South Indian Bank ATM
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Temple Rituals

Morning pooja starts from 06:30 AM in the morning

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

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Famous Festival

Magha Bahula Chaturdashi also known as Maha shivaratri which is celebrated in the month of Feb/Mar, Sri Swami Vari Kalyanam (Visakha Suddha Ekadashi) celebrated in the May, Navarathri festival (Aswayuja Suddha Padyami to Dwadashi) celebrated in the month of October), and Ksheerabdi Dwadashi Teppotsavam during Kartika Masam also known as the month of November.

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