Kotappakonda is famous for Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is the main deity and he is worshiped as Sri Trikoteswara Swamy. There are 3 hills which are known as Lord Brahma, Sri Vishnu and Maheswara hills hence the temple got its name Tri(Kutams)Kuteswara Swamy. Lord Shiva himself selected this place to do tapas (meditation ).
Kotappakonda Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 5.30 AM to 1.30 PM
Evening: 3.00 PM to 7.30 PM.
Kotappakonda Temple Poojas Timings:
Abhishekam, Archana and Darsanam – 6.00 AM to 12.30 PM
Panchaharathi – 1.00 PM to 1.30 PM
Archana, Astottaram and Darsanam – 3.00 PM to 7.30 PM
Eka Rudrabhishekam – 5.30 AM to 6.30 AM
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
Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Temple History:
As per the legends, Prajapati Daksha’s daughters married the devas, but the youngest daughter, Sati had chosen to marry Lord Siva against her father’s wish. Daksha was not keeping good relation with his son-in-law Lord Siva. Daksha decided to perform Yajna to insult Lord Siva, for which he invited all the gods and goddesses, except Lord Shiva, to partake in their offerings.
Sati on knowing the Yajna details, decided to visit her maternal house, though she was not invited. Sati was offended by the scoldings and immolated herself in the fire of Yogagni generated by her. Angered by this, Siva ordered Veerabhadra to destroy Daksha Yagna. Veerabhadra along with Kali and other Siva Ganas destroyed Yajna and killed Daksha. Lord Siva did penance here on this hill (the present Maheswara Sikhara) to attain mental peace. To bring Lord Siva back to Kailash, Lord Vishnu and Brahma did penance here on the other two hills for Lord Siva. Impressed with the penance, Lord Siva granted their wish. Vishnu expressed his desire to perform Abhishekam, for which Lord Siva pierced the mountain with his weapon Trishul and created a pool and self-manifested in Vishnu Sikhara (mountain). Vishnu performed abhisheka after taking bathing in this holy Tirtha. It is believed that taking a bath in this holy Tirtha will be relieved from the sins.
Another folklore associated with this shrine, Anandavalli an ardent devotee of Lord Siva used to perform Abhishekam daily to the Linga on this hill. Once, Anandavalli requested the Lord to establish her home so that she can perform Poojas daily as she was not able to walk long. Siva accepted her request with a condition that he will manifest at the place where she turns back. It made huge sounds when Lord Siva set the foot on the Brahma Sikhara. Anandavalli worried for Lord Siva and turned back. As promised Lord Siva self-manifested on Brahma Sikhara and Anandavalli too turned into the statue.
Trikoteswara Swamy Temple Prasadam Details:
Free Prasadam Details:
5 Kg of Pulihora will be distributed on Sunday and Monday between 11.00 am to 11.30 am.
2 kgs of Dhadhyojanam Prasadam will be distributed to the devotees from Tuesday to Saturday between 11.00 am to 11.30 am.
Prasadam Sold at Kotappakonda Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple:
Ghee Arisa Prasadam
Ghee Laddu Prasadam
Kotappa Trikoteswara Temple Regular Poojas:
Mahasivarathri Paroksha Abhishekam
Accommodation at Kotappakonda Temple:
- There are 22 rooms available in TTD Anandavalli Choultry and Rs.250/- will be charged as maintenance charges for each room for 24 hrs.
- There are 8 rooms available in Thotavari Satram and Rs.300/- to Rs.1000/- will be charged as maintenance charges for each room for 24 hrs.
- There are 2 rooms available in Nandi Guest House and Rs.750/- will be charged as maintenance charges for each room for 24 hrs.
- There are 16 rooms available in Annapurna Sadanam and Rs.200/- will be charged as maintenance charges for each room for 24 hrs
- There are many caste-based choultries and Lodges downhill.
How to reach Kotappakonda Temple:
The nearest airport is at Vijayawada International airport which is just 108 km.
The nearest railway station is at Narasaraopet which is 16 km to the temple. From Guntur railway station 55 km.
Direct buses are available from Narasaraopet and Chilakaluripet. The Temple is 16 km from Narasaraopet and 9 km from Chilakaluripet.
Kotappakonda Swamy Temple Address:
Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple,
Andhra Pradesh – 522601.
Phone: 9849916173, 9908771463
Email: [email protected]