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Bhimavaram

Bhimavaram situated in the West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh is a well-known City Mandal. Also known as the Second Bardoli of India, a name which was given by Mahatma Gandhi during his visit at the time of the freedom movement in India. Bhimavaram is a bustling town with mixed population of all religions and castes. If you want to take your kids on a vacation with an added incentive of helping them learn something about the country then you should surely travel here. Bhimavaram is a fast developing town which is considered an important educational and commercial centre. Mainly known for its paddy and aqua business which stands second only to Cochin in the country. Bhimavaram is well connected to all major cities in the Southern Peninsula like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, along with connectivity to major metropolises like Kolkata and Mumbai via train. A train also connects the pilgrim center Tirupati to Bhimavaram. The town has two railway stations one of which is a junction. It also has connectivity via bus to many towns in Andhra Pradesh. The nearest airports are the Rajahmundry airport which at 90 kilometers distance and the Vijayawada Airport which is at 110 Kilometers distance. Bhimavaram is a Pancharama Kshetra because of the five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva called the Somamramam Pancharama located in the town. The Lord Shiva is called Someshvarudu in the temple and thought of as the Sadyojatha Mukha Swarupam, the Siva lingam inside the temple is believed to have been installed by the Lord Chandra, hence the name Someshwara. There is also the temple of Mavullamma that is popular throughout the state situated in the centre of the town, the goddess is said to be an incarnation of the goddess of Shakti Mahakali.      Book Now



Bhimavaram-Mavullamma-Temple

Sri Jaganmatha Mavullamma Ammavari Temple is in the town of Bhimavaram. The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Mavullamma. Colorful images and sculptures of various deities are engraved on the walls and can also be seen inside the temple complex. It represents the south Indian style of temples. Protector of people from evil spirits. It is believed Jaganmatha (Universal Mother goddess) Sri Mavullamma ammavaru (Mother goddess) is the incarnation of Mahakali (the goddess of Shakthi-Power) in olden days.       Book Now



Bhimavaram-sceneries

Bhimavaram is a city in West Godavari district of the Indian state Andhra Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Bhimavaram mandal in Narasapur revenue division. As of 2011 census, it is the second most populous city in the district with a population of 142,184. It one of the major pilgrimage centers in the state, which is home to Somaramam, one of the five great Pancharama Kshetras. Along with much of present-day coastal Andhra Pradesh, Bhimavaram was controlled by the Chola dynasty. Under Kulothunga Chola Bhimavaram was ruled by his sons who served as viceroys. Various stone inscriptions have been found in the town dating from his reign. Bhimavaram is famous for the Gunupudi Someswara (Somarama) temple, which is one of the five holy Pancharamas. Built during the 3rd century A.D., the Shiva lingam is known for changing its color according to the lunar month; black during amavasya and white during pournami. There are many notable people from cinema industry such as, Byrraju Ramalinga Raju, M. S. Narayana, Trivikram Srinivas, Sivaji Raja, Penmatsa Subbaraju, Sunil (actor), Prabhas etc. Other notable personalities include Yellapragada Subbarow in Science field, Swami Jnanananda in mystics, Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju (an academician) and Alluri Sitarama Raju (a freedom fighter).      Book Now


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