Sri Manikyamba Devī Draksharamam

Sri Manikyamba Devī at Draksharamam in Lord Bhimeswara Swami Temple is one of the 18 Sakthi Pithas. Dedicated to Goddess Manikyamba Devī is one of the Maha Shaktipeeth temple, there are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas.

The portion of Sati Devi that exists in the Lord Bhimeswara Swami Temple at Daksaramam was believed to be installed by Lord Siva. About 1200 years ago Adi Sankaracarya visited this temple and installed a powerful Sri Chakra in the shrine of the Goddess. Near the Draksharamam Temple, we can still see the Homa Kunda of Daksha Prajapati, where Satī Devī left her body. Now the homa kunda has become a small tank. An idol of the Goddess Sati has been enshrined in the centre and there are some small temples adjacent to the homa kunda.

Draksharamam is located at a distance of 28 Km from Kakinada,50 Km from Rajahmundry and 25 Km from Amalapuram. Draksharama temple is very big and has three circles as compounds.

Draksharama (Draksharamam) Lord Bhimeswara Swami Temple one of Pancharama Kshetras dedicated to Lord Shiva is located Draksharama . Draksharamam is located at a distance of 28 Km from Kakinada,50 Km from Rajahmundry and 25 Km from Amalapuram. Draksharama temple is very big and has three circles as compounds. It is under the control of the Archeological department.

Lord Shri Rama worshiped Lord Shiva here, followed by Lord Surya and Indra. Manikyamaba devi, one of 18 shaktipeethas is present here. Vemulavada Bhima kavi, famous Telugu poet born in Vemulawada in Karapa Mandal, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh close to Dhraksharamam, got boons from Bhimeswara swami here.

Sri Bhimeswara Temple is the abode of Lord Bhimeswara Swamy(Lord Shiva) and his consort Goddess Manikyamba. Shri Bhimeswara Swamy Temple is located at Draksharamam, East Godavari District, Andhrapradesh, India. The main deity of the temple is in the form of Linga of 2.6metres height which is said to be of one large Crystal(known as Spatika Linga).

The temple is popularly known as Dakshina Kasi Kshetram. Draksharama temple is one the Five Powerful Temples of Lord Shiva known as “Pancharamas” in Andhra pradesh. Book Tour Package to Sri Manikyamba Devī Draksharamam