Pattiseema Veerabhadra Swamy temple – Pattisam temple is on hill Devakuta in midst of river Godavari. Veerabhadra temple pattiseema is Pancha Kashi Kshetram. It is Island in Polavaram mandal, West District, Andhra Pradesh.
Srisailam Kasi Kedaram Kalahasthincha Pattisam |
Pancha Kshetram Patennithyam maha pathaka nasanam ||
These five are mentioned in Skaanda puranam as pancha Kasi kshetras. In this order Fifth one is Pattisam temple or Pattisachalam or Pattiseema temple on Devakuta Parvatham.
Pattiseema Veerabhadra Swamy temple
It is in the midst of river Godavari (waves making musical gush sound as Om Nama Shivaya!) Main deities in this temple are Lord Veera Bhadra Swamy and Goddess Bhadra Kali. Lord Shiva is Self manifested as Veerabhadreswara swamy. Goddess Sathi as goddess Bhadra Kali. According to temple’s history Gouthama Buddha did Dhyanam here.
How to reach Pattiseema Veerabhadra Swamy temple
Rajahmundry to Pattiseema or Pattiseema tourism
Pattiseema temple is 40 Km from Rajahmundry which has nearest airport and railway station. From there can travel through bus or car. After reaching Pattiseema village only means of transport is boat or launch to reach temple. This 10 min ride through river is beautiful experience. It is beautiful island surrounded by Papi hills.
Rajahmundry to Pattiseema boat trip is in one day tour package of AP Tourism. In this tour first destination is Pattiseema follwed by Polavaram and Papi hills.
Pattiseema Veerabhadra Swamy temple history or Pattiseema temple history
This temple is also called as Pattisam Veerabhadra temple. According to legend once mountains used to have wings, when they are landing at that place there so much loss of people and property. So God’s king Devendra has cut the wings of them. So these mountains are called as Devakutadri mountains or Neeladri mountains. Mountain’s king is Karaveera, his son did penance for Lord Shiva and asked Lord to stay on him(as mountain). Then Lord gave him word to stay there in the form of Shiva Lingam.
After few years Dakshaprajapati did Yagna inviting all Gods and goddess. But he didn’t invite Lord Shiva and her daughter goddess Sati Devi. After asking permission goddess went to his father’s Yagna. But his father insulted her and Lord Shiva. Due to this goddess fired her self at Yagna. Due to this Lord Shiva got angry and from his Jatajutam (hair)plucked lock of hair and thrown to ground, from that born Veerabhadra swamy (incarnation lord Shiva) & Bhadrakali.
Then Veerabhadra swamy cut the head king Daksha with Pattisa (warriors instrument). After killing him the rage of lore is very high. And danced Rudra Thandavam on Devakuta Parvatha. After considering all gods request and specially Sage Agasthya embraced him with his hands to cool and make him to calm down. Finally asked to settle here in the form of Shiva Linga(self- manifested) on this hillock as mentioned in SKANDA PURANAM. We can see hand prints on Shiva Lingam on square panel.
Veerabhadra swamy cleaned his pattisam in this river Godavari. From then this places is called as Pattisam or Pattisachala kshetram.
Temple construction -As per Mythology temple constructed by Vishwa Karma.
According to history temple belongs to 12th century, constructed by Reddy kings.
Khetra palaka of temple is Bhavannarayana swamy. The main sub shrine is Lakshmi sahitha sri Bhavannaraya swamy one of Five Bhavannarayana swamy temples of India located in Andhra pradesh.
Sita Ramabhadra swamy temple, Kala Bhaivarava temple, subrahmanya swamy, goddess Saraswati, lakshmi Ganapathi, Suryanarayana swamy& sri thandava Veerabhadra swamy.
There is a big Hanuman statue at Pattiseema boating point.
Near to this Devakuta hillock there is a hill called Elephant hill (Aanugu shila) where god Sri Maha Vishnu gave salvation to Elephant mentioned in Gajendra moksham.
Pattiseema Veerabhadra swamy temple timings
Morning 6 am-12 pm and 8-9 pm, but in Karthika masam temple is opened through out the day.
Tips – It’s always better to go morning because boat facility is available more in the morning. or make sure that you can return at sunset time.
Best places to visit near Papi hills and Rajahmundry.
Pattiseema temple Location
Special festival – Pattiseema temple Special festivals Shiva rathri, Karthika pournami, months of Karthikam and Magham.
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