Sri Someswara Swami - Kotipalli

Kotipalli is a famous pilgrimage center, which is situated on the Bank of River Godavari according to Brahmanda Puranam and Gowthami Mahatmya. Here three famous idols are situated by Lord Indra, Lord Chandra and Kashyapa Maharshi.

Siddhi Janardhan Swamy along with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi were established as Kshetra Palak by Kashyapa Maharshi. Lord Indra in order to wash out His sin He founded Koteswara Lingam along with Amma varu. Further Lord Chandra established Someswara Lingam with Raja Rajeswari Amma varu to wash out his sin.
The Holy River is very famous for its sacred water it was brought by Gowtham Maharshi. If any person take a bath in these Holy Water of Gowthami at Kotipalli will purify himself from all kinds of sins. It was written in Sri Gowthami Mahatmya. It is also known as Koti Teerth Kshetram as a number of water currents are flowing in these waters.

A holy dip in Gowthami waters at this Kshetram is very famous for the removal of sins completely. Here there is no difference between Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva. Koteswara Lingam is a Yoga Lingam, Someswara Lingam is a Bhoga Lingam. Raja Rajeswari Amma varu is famous for satisfying the wishes of Devotees.
Every day in the early hours Koti Theertham water is brought by Holy Archakas and Abhishekam is done with those waters. In the evening Dhupa Seva and Astana Pooja, Pavalimpu Seva will be celebrated with devotion. From times of in memorial Devotees are visiting these Holy Kshetram and worshipping the Lords with devotion. Janardhan Swamy Kshetra Palak is known as Siddhi Janardhan Swamy who grants wishes of the devotees.

It was called as Somaprabhapuram. There is a big water tank in front of the temple which is known as Soma Pushkarini. His Holiness Kanchi Kama Koti Peethadhipathi and his Holiness Shringeri Jagadguru visited this Holy Kshetram. In the premises of the temple there are 4 Pradakshina Mandapams, in the Northern Mandapam Kalabhairava Swamy temple and Shankaracharya Mandir along with Chandra Mouliswara Lingam, further Navagraha temple along with Uma Sametha Mrityunjaya Lingam are situated for benefit of Devotees.

Kotipalli is located at a distance of 38 Km from Kakinada, 60 Km from Rajahmundry and 15 Km from Amalapuram