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Draksharamam

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Sri Manikyamba Sametha Bhimeswara Swamy Temple is situated in Draksharamam, a town near Ramachandrapuram in East Godavari District. It is 25 kms from Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the five Pancharama Kshetras and one of the 18 Shakti peethas. The main deities here are Bheemeswara Swamy and Manikyamba. 
The Shivalinga here is established by Sun God. 

Draksharamam is also called as Dakshina Kasi. It is believed that Daksha Prajapathi performed Daksha Yagna in this place and so it is named as Draksharamam.
The Bheemeswara linga is 18 feet height and is worshipped in two stairs. The Shivalinga is pierced from the roof to the second floor and rudra bhaga is worshipped from second floor. The shivalinga resembles the shivalinga of Kumararama, Palakollu. Both the temple constructions are during the Chalukya period and are constructed by the first Chalukya Bhima King. The main consort here is Manikyamba Devi which is situated to the left side of the temple. The diety Manikyamba Devi is …