Bhairavakona Cave Temple

About Bhairavakona Cave Temple:

All of us are aware of Tridev – Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. But have you ever witnessed worshipping of Trimurti at one place? There are only a few temples in India where you can testify this particular thing and Bhairavakona Temple is one of them. Bhairavakona derived its name from a renowned legend that once Kaala Bhairava reigned in this region. It is said that Kaala Bhairav Swamy guards the location.

The historic temple – Bhairavakona Temple is established at Kothapalli-Ambavaram villages, near Chandrasekarapuram in Prakasam district adjoining Nellore and Kadapa districts. The temple is an archaeologists delight with numerous rock-cut temples carved in the 7th century A.D by expert sculptors.

The fascinating thing about the temple is that eight temples devoted to Lord Shiva have been carved out from single rock. In each temple devotees can find Shiva in different form resulting in Eights forms of Shiva named as – Shashinaga, Rudra, Visweswara, Nagarikeswara, Bhargeswara, Rameswara, Mallikarjuna and Pakshamalika Linga.

Situated in the heart of Nallamala Hills, the temple is a paradise for nature lovers. Enchanted by the beauty of roaring falls, encircled by lush green forests and scenic mountains are some of the unique features of Bhairavakona Temple. The falls dropping from a height of 200 meters offer a breathtaking view. Some visitors find it as beautiful as Niagara Falls and named it the Chota Niagara. The water from the falls starts from Lingala Penta runs for over 5 km and approaches Lakshmi, Parvathi, and Saraswathi lake. It further streams and reaches Triveni Sangamam and Chitrakota lakes and then passes in front of the deity. Indeed, the best time to visit the temple is in monsoon to savor the falls to the fullest. But whether it’s raining or not, you can always relish the beauty of the falls and savor the soothing sound. Bhairavakona Temple is a place where historical architecture, devotion, and the charm of nature meet.

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A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter
Location: Bhairavakona, Kottapalli, Chandra Sekhara Puram, Andhra Pradesh, India

How to Reach There:

Railway Station: Giddalur Railway station

The nearest Railway station Giddalur Railway station We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Giddalur Railway station to Bhairavakona Cave Temple is 88.6kms

Bus Stand: Udayagiri Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Udayagiri Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Udayagiri Bus Stand to Bhairavakona Cave Temple is 41.8Kms

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