Mukteswara Swamy temple, Mokshagundam Mukteswara Swamy temple, Mokshagundam Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam
Situated in Mokshagundam, a small village in Giddalur Taluk of Andhra Pradesh, Mukteswara Swamy temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Shiva Linga was installed by Sage Vasista. The two documents retrieved from the temple premises of the years 1524 AD and 1691 AD dates to Salivahana dynasty.
According to the legends, Parasurama killed his mother Renuka, upon the orders of his father, Sage Jamadagni. To relieve himself from the sin of killing his mother, Parasurama took bath here in this temple tanks and performed Puja to the Lord Shiva. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Shiva relieved Parasurama from the committed Sin and hence the place got the name Mukteswaram. It is also believed that Lord Rama reached Mokshagundam one year after hi...View more
father Dasarath's death and performed the last rites here.
The main gopuram and internal sanctum of the temple are built with sand rock stone. The internal walls of the temple was sculpted with the images of gods and animals.
Timings : 06:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
Telugu language the preferred language of composition for Carnatic Music and made Andhra Pradesh the mother of all modern music.One can get a variety of designs blended in different kinds of colours. There is something fresh about the paintings, handicrafts, and handlooms which are merely sub-categories of the art and craft found at the place.
Mokshagundam Mukteswara Swamy Temple, Makshagundum (village), Bestavari peta (Mandal),Prakasam / Ongole district,Andhra Pradesh-523334
BY AIR: The nearest airport is at Tirupati which is 242 km away.
BY TRAIN: The nearest railway station is at Giddalur which is 21 km away.
BY ROAD: The direct bus to Mokshagundama is available from Giddalur bus station.
Morning pooja and abisheka to be performed to Lord Shiva at 06:30 AM.
Maha Shivaratri, Karthika Pournami, Dasara,Sankranthi, Ugadi,Vinayaka Chavithi.