Sri Someswara Swamy Temple

Kotipalli pilgrimage of the Andhra Pradesh is situated about thirty eight kilometers from the Kakinada & from the Rajahmundry the distance is about forty eight kilometers. This pilgrimage is also located over the Godavari River's bank. This pilgrimage is believed to be a divine religious place; the reason is this pilgrimage temple is very historical shrine, which captures huge numbers of devotees. Kotipalli pilgrimage has been dedicated spiritual place to the great Lord Shiva, but people worshipped as Shri SomeswaraSwami. This ancient holy temple is very much striking shrine, which attracts numbers of pilgrims. The one major festival is celebrated here in large scale that is Maha Shivratri, the festival duration is about 5 days. Around fifty thousand pilgrims come and join in the celebration of the Lord Shiva's festival.

The Holy River is very famous for its sacred water it was brought by Gowtham Maharshi. If any person take a bath in these Holy Water of Gowthami at Kotipalli will purify himself from all kinds of sins. It was written in Sri Gowthami Mahatyam. It is also known as Koti Teertha Kshetram as a number of water currents are flowing in these waters. A holy dip in Gowthami waters at this Kshetram is very famous for the removal of sins completely. Here there is no difference between Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva.

          Koteswara Lingam is a Yoga Lingam, Someswara Lingam is a Bhoga Lingam. Raja Rajeswari Amma varu is famous for satisfying the wishes of Devotees.

         Every day in the early hours Koti Teertham water is brought by Holy Archakas and Abhisekham is done with those waters. In the evening Dhupa Seva and Asthana Pooja, Pavalimpu Seva will be celebrated with devotion. From times of in memorial Devotees are visiting these Holy Kshetram and worshipping the Lords with devotion. Janardhana Swamy Kshetra Palaka is known as Siddhi Janardhana Swamy who grants wishes of the devotees.

         Once upon a time it was called as Somaprabhapuram. There is a big water tank in front of the temple which is known as Soma Puskarini. His Holiness Kachi Kama Koti Peethadhipathi and his Holiness Srungeri Jagadguru visited this Holy Kshetram. In the premises of the temple there are 4 Pradakshina Mandapams, in the Northern Mandapam Kalabhairava Swamy temple and Sankaracharya Mandir along with Chandra Mouliswara Lingam, further Navagrapha temple along with Uma Sametha Mruthyunja Lingam are situated for benefit of Devotees.


Magha Bahula Chathurdasi (Mahasivarathri) (Feb/Mar).
Sri Swami Vari Kalyanam (Vysakha Suddha Ekadasi) (May).
Sarannavarathri festival (Aswayuja Suddha Padyami to Dwadasi) (October).
Ksheerabdi Dwadasi Teppotsavam during Kartheeka Masam (November).

every year there are some festivals and events which are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. They are: 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.


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.


Kotipalli is located at a distance of 38 Km from Kakinada, 60 Km from Rajahmundry and can be accessed only by bus which is available quite frequently. It can be accessed through Amalapuram which is 15 Km from Kotipalli and can be accessed via Ferry/Boat.


Executive Officer
Sri Someswara Swami Vari Devasthanam,
K.Ganagavaram Mandal (Pamarru Mandal),
East Godavari District.
Pin: 533 306.