Bhairavakona Temple is a holy location situated in Ambavaram in the core of Nallamala Hills in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district. The ancient rock-cut cave temple and natural beauty are Bhairavakona, situated 145 km from Nellore and Ongole. From a single stone, the temple is carved, Eka sila. Bhairavakona is 43 km from the Nellore district city of Udayagiri.
Bhairavakona Temple History:
Historians and archeologists have investigated and found that this temple dates back to the era between the seventh and eighth centuries A.D. Lord Shiva in the form of Kala Bhairava lived here for a long time so this place is called Bhaiaravakona. This is the only temple to be worshiped in one location by Lord Bramha, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheswara. An interesting characteristic is that on the day of Karthika Pournami and Maha Shivarathri Moonlight dropping on the statue of Goddess Durga Devi attracting devotees.
Bhairavakona Temple Timings: 10 am – 5 pm
Lord Shiva’s 8 shrines are sculpted here on a single cave.
The 8 forms of Lord Shiva are
- Pakshamalika Linga
The waterfalls that fall from the lovely hills from a height of over 200 meters. The water from the Lingala Penta falls flows for more than 5 km and reaches Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Parvathi, and Goddess Saraswathi Lake. It flows further and reaches the lakes of Triveni Sangamam and Chitrakota and then passes before the deity.
Bhairavakona Temple Address: Bhairavakona Temple, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh – 523112
Nellore to Bhairavakona Distance: 3 h 11 min (136.9 km) via NH565
Kavali to Bhairavakona Distance: 2 h 52 min (121.5 km) via Kavali Udayagiri Seetharamapuram Rd
Udayagiri to Bhairavakona Distance: 1 h 8 min (41.7 km) via Kavali Udayagiri Seetharamapuram Rd
Guntur to Bhairavakona Distance: 4 h 37 min (228.0 km) via NH16 and Anantapur – Tadipatri – Guntur Hwy
Ongole to Bhairavakona Distance: 3 h 4 min (145.8 km) via NH16
Kanigiri to Bhairavakona Distance: 1 h 26 min (61.5 km) via Kanigiri Darsiguntapeta Rd and CS Puram Rd
Kadapa to Bhairavakona Distance: 2 h 48 min (123.8 km) via Mydukur Taticherla Rd
Pamuru to Bhairavakona Distance: 1 h 4 min (41.2 km) via CS Puram Rd
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