Pancharama Kshetra Darshan Yatra

The five fragments of Lingam

The Lingam is the symbol of energy, endless and infinite. It is also the abstract representation of the eternal power of Shiva. The five scattered fragments of the Shivlingam installed by Vishnu, Indra, Surya, Chandra and Kumanaraswamy at five different places along the terrain of Andhra Pradesh has given rise to the five sacred shrines of Lord Shiva or the Pancharamas.  Amararama, Draksharama, Somarama, Ksheerarama, Kumararama  are these five spots of holiness. Traditionally done in one day, the Pancharama Kshetra darshan yatra is considered to appease the Lord to shower his blessings on his devotees.

Legend

The legend regarding the origin of Pancharama kshetra describes the war between Lord Kumara Swamy and Tarakasura. As per the legend,  no one could win over  the Asura due to the power of the Sivalinga on his body. Kumara Swamy repeatedly broke the body of the demon into pieces but it re-unified again. That was when Lord Vishnu suggested to Kumara Swamy to first break the Shiva Lingam worn by the asura. As instructed, Kumara Swamy used his Aagneyastra to break the Lingam worn by Taraka. These five fragments were fixed at five places and temple built on them.  All the five Shivalinga in these five places have got scaly markings believed to be formed by the power of Agneyasthra. Over the years, the journey to these five shrines evolved into the holy Pancharama darshan Yatra.

Deity - Temples

Deity :- Lord Shiva

Temples Covered:-

Sri Amaralingeswara Temple
Draksharamam Bhimeswara Temple
Sri Someshwar Janardhana Temple
Ksheera Ramalingeswara Temple
Sri Kumara Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple

Purpose

The visit to these shrines of Shiva is considered to please the Lord. He is believed to bestow his devotees with peace and prosperity.

Who can go?

Any one with pious faith can undertake the Yatra.

Yatra Preparations

The yatra is not very strenuous and can be easily completed. Choose a tour package that would cater to your needs.
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has tour packages  during Karthika month which will allow devotees to visit all the Pancharamas in one day.

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Area Covered

Andhra Pradesh
Language spoken :- Telugu

Auspicious Days

Visiting these shrine on Mondays or during the month of Karthika are considered specially auspicious. Shivratri is a major festival in these Shiva temples.

Best time to Travel

The temples are opened throughout the year and the Pancharama Kshetra darshan can be undertaken any time of the year. Hot summers are best avoided.

Duration

1-2 days from Vijayawada, Hyderabad.

Travel Method

All the Pancharama temples can be reached by road.

Crowd Expected

As these shrines are open throughout the year there is not much crowd on regular days. However, on Sivratri and Karthika month, a large number of devotees visit these shrines.

Festivals

Visiting these shrine on Mondays or during the month of Karthika are considered specially auspicious. Shivratri is a major festival in these Shiva temples.

Must Haves

Use light cotton clothing during the journey and traditional attire for the temple visits.
Water bottles, light snacks, sunscreen, essential medicines should be carried in the daypack.

Health Awarness

Most of the temples have basic medical facilities in their vicinity. However, it is advisable to carry first aid kit and essential medicines during the travel.

Additional Info

Most of these temples are closed in the afternoons. Travel should be adjusted accordingly

Climate

The summers are extremely hot with temperatures in the high forties. Winters are pleasant with temperatures in the twenties and an ideal time to travel to these regions.

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