About Us:Sri Mukthi Kantha Sametha Kshana Muktheswara Swamy Temple


Sri Mukthi Kantha Sametha Kshana Muktheswara Swamy Temple is located in Muktheswaram Village, East Godavari on the banks of the River Gouthami. It is one of the famous Lord Shiva Temples in Andhra Pradesh.
History:
As per Kshethra Puranam, Once Lord Sri Rama installed so many Shiva Lingas on the banks of River Goutami and while travelling towards the west side of River Gowthami his pushpakam was stopped. He thought that there must be some significant reason behind it and he tried to find out the reason. Then he found an anthill and a woman was doing penance in the anthill. Lord Sri Rama asked about her.
She told that her name is Sramani ,wife of Jayabhadra (Son of Sage Soma Sharma) who lived in Pudrika place of Utkala Kingdom. Once a Gandharva named Vishwanadha approached her with lust for her disguising himself as her husband. Her husband came and saw her with gandharva cursed him into the ashes. Her husband Jayabhadra cursed her cursed to become a Chandala (who deals with disposal of corpses). Then she prayed her father in law ,Saint Soma Sharma. He came to know the truth by his divine vision and informed her to do penance for Lord Shiva on the banks of River Gouthami and he informed her that she will get relief from curse in Treta yuga by the darshanam of Lord Sri Rama.
Then Lord Sri rama prayed Lord Shiva to free her from curse .Lord Shiva appeared and gave mukti to Sramani. Lord Sri Rama installed Shiva Lingam and requested Lord Shiva to give Mukthi for the people who visit the muktheswaram and worship for him in one second. So Shiva Lingam here is known as Kshana Muktheswara Lingam (Kshana = One Second , Mukthi = Liberation)
Temple description:
The Lord adorning this temple is known as Kshana Muktheswara Swamy and the Goddess, Devi Parvati as Mukthi Kantha. One can see Swamy Pushkarini. Usually devotees take a dip in pushkarini and visit the temple. Here Lord Vishnu is known as Keshava Swamy.

Daily Pooja/Festivals Celebrated:
Daily Archana and Abhishekam are performed for Kshana Muktheswara Swamy
On Maha Shivathri , Karthika Masam, and On festive days , so many devotees visit the temple to get the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Laksha blivarchana Pooja, Kumkumarchana and other services are also performed.
Special poojas are performed during festive days.
Food /Accommodation:
Location

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Amalapuram is very near.Nice food and accommodation is also available in near by towns like Kakinada, Rajahmundry.
East Godavari District Pincode : 533247

Temple Timings

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06.00 am to 09:00 pm.

How to Reach

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From Kakinada
41 min (21.6 km) via Karapa - Chintapalli Rd
From Rajahmundry
1 h 8 min (43.9 km) via SH 40
From Samarlakota
41 min (24.4 km) via SH 40
How to reach:
By Roadways:
Amalapuram is the Nearest Town which is 13 kms from Muktheswaram .APSRTC bus services are also available from major towns.Other Nearby bus stations are Mukkamala , Pulletikurru,Anathavaram.
By Railways:
Kotipalli Rail Way Station , Gangavaram Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Muktheswaram. However Rajamundry RailWay Station is major railway station
By Airways:
Rajahmundry is the nearest Domestic Airport. Flights are available from major cities like Bangalore,Hyderabad,New Delhi etc.,
Sevas/Utasavams

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