Manikyamba Shakti Peetham in Drakshramam, Andhra Pradesh

Draksharamam Manikyamba Temple

Draksharamam Manikyamba Temple

The Manikyamba Temple in Drakshrama is located in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the important Shakti Peethas in India.

The temple at Draksharama is also the place for the Pancharama Temple, Draksharama Bheemeshwara Swamy.

The temple was constructed by the East Chalukyan king during the Ninth century. Legend has it that the left cheek of Goddess Sati fell here and this place hence become one of the Shakti Peethas.

Manikyamba Devi is the wife of Lord Bhimeshwara Swamy. Lord Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple is one of the Pancharama kshetras and is considered as one of the Trilinga kshetras. The Manikyamba Shati Peeth present is located in the inner circle of the Bhimeshwara Swamy temple. It is present in the North East corner of the campus. There is a Srichakra below the Manikyamba Devi idol.

The special thing about this goddess is that Manikyamba Devi’s face is slightly tilted towards the left side , suggesting us she was worshipped previously in Vama marga which is considered the left hand method of worshipping. It is believed that the Sun God and the Saptharishis worshipped Lord Bhimeshwara Swamy and Manikyamba Devi in this place.

The Manikyamba Shakti Peeth in Draksharamam is at a distance of 50 km from Rajahmundry and is well connected by road. The temple is maintained by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

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