Sri Uma Markandeyeswara Swamy Temple, Sri Ummarkendeeshwara Swamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari
Sri Uma Markandeyeswara Swamy Temple is a famous temple located in Rajahmundry town dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, Lord Shiva is residing in the form of Uma Markandeyeswara Swami. The temple was reconstructed in 1818 by Gundu Sobhanadriswara Rao. The reconstruction of the temple was done with the addition of a gate at Gunduvari Street.
According to the legends, Sage Mrukhanada was childless and he prayed to Lord Shiva here for a child. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Shiva appeared before him and granted him with the wish of a child. However, Lord Shiva asked the sage to choose between a child with a life of 11 years and a child with low intelligence but with a long life. Sage and his wife chose the child with a life of 11 years. Later, after 11 years the death came to take the...View more
life of the child; however, the child was granted a long life by Lord Shiva.
The gopuram of the temple has carvings of gods idols. The internal temple flooring is made of rock stone. The Shiva linga is made of black marble which is 3 feet tall. The temple walls are sculptured with the legendary stories of Lord Shiva.
Timings : 05:00 AM to 11:00 AM (All days of the week)
04:00 PM to 08:00 PM (All days of the week)
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
Rajahmundry is a beautiful city located in Andhra Pradesh and is known the city of Veeresalingam Panthulu, it is also considered the cultural capital of the state. Rajahmundry proudly claims itself as the birth place of the Telugu language and hence is home to several famous litterateurs. Rajahmundry is a thriving commercial hub and caters to one of the largest bullion markets in India. Additionally, it is well known for its large national scale clothing merchandise and is famous for its saris with golden and silver borders, besides its tourism is a boon to its economy. Major commercial hubs include Mahatma Gandhi Wholesale Cloth Market (MGC) complex, Mainroad (Fortgate) Market, Thadithota, and Devi Chowk. Various festivals are celebrated with pomp and gaiety like Ganesh Chaturthi, Ram Navmi, Diwali, Shivratri, Hanuman Jayanthi, Krishna Janmashtami, Makar Sankranti, Durga Puja, Chalukya Festival.
Morning pooja and magala arati starts from 05:30 AM onwards and thereafter, astothram, archana and daily seva's to be performed as per the temple schedule.
Annual Kalyanam, Akanda Deeparadhana, Dhoopa Prakarasevas, Mahasivarathri, Kalyanam, Sadaysam, Pushposthavams