Kotappakonda Temple is located at a hillock in Kotappakonda village, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kotappakonda Temple is also called as Trikoteswara Swamy temple and Trikuteswara Swamy temple. The holy hill appears with three peaks when watched from any direction. And the three peaks are described as Lord Brahma, the god of creation, Lord Vishnu, the preserver god and Lord Rudra, the god of storms. And hence called as Trikutadri.
Kotappakonda temple is considered to be the very famous temple and to reach the temple one has to climb stairway of about thousand steps. There are four temples located in the temple complex of Kotappakonda temple. One of the temple is located at the base, the other at an elevation of about 600 feet and the main temple stands at a height of 1500 feet. The special feature about the temple is that we cannot find a single crow around the temple surroundings.
The legend says that a lady who was a great devotee of Lord Shiva used to worship Lord Shiva by offering fruits and flowers at this temple. And one day, when the lady was on her way to the temple, a crow troubled the lady by seeing the fruits. The lady got angry and cursed the crow saying that it cannot enter the temple premises. Even today, we cannot find any crows around the temple premises.
- Eka Rudrabhishekam – 5.30 AM to 6.30 AM
- Abhishekam – 6.30 AM to 12.30 PM
- Darshan, Archana – 6.30 AM to 1.00 PM
- Archana on Gotras Panchaharati darshan – 1.30 PM to 1.45 PM
- Ashtothara Pooja, Archana, Darshan – 3.30 PM to 7.00 PM
- Pradoshakolarchan, Gotranamamulu, Panchaharati, Darshan – 7.00 PM to 7.30 PM
Mahashivaratri – February/March
Buses are available from Chilakaluri pet, Vijayawada, Hyderabad to reach the temple. And there is also a route to reach Kotappakonda from Addanaki via Santha Maguluru and Minnekallu.
Nearest railhead to Kotappakonda Temple is Narsaraipet.
Nearest airport to reach Kotappakonda Temple is Gannavaram airport, which is near Vijayawada.
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