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Mukteswara Swamy Temple
Mukteswara Swamy Temple Morthota is located in Morthota village of Guntur district. The main deity in this temple is Lord Shiva in the form of Mukteswara Swamy. This is an Ancient temple in Morthota and also called as south Kasi/Varanasi.
History of Mukteswara Swamy Temple :
As per the legends, Lord Shiva along with his wife Goddess Parvathi Devi came for a ride on the bank of river Krishna along with all his team. River Krishna felt very happy by seeing them and turned into a beautiful lady and prayed to Lord Shiva to stay on the bank of river Krishna and purify her and the devotees. Lord Shiva accepted it and started living there as Swayambhusivalinga and named as Mukteswara Swamy.
Long ago a cattle shepherd nearby the village name kamarajuggada went to the forest along with his cattle to feed them. In the forest, he saw a sage disappearing without knowing the person. The shepherd went to the village and inform the villagers and to the village head about the sage. After hearing this the village head along with kamarajuggada went to the place where the sage prayed for Lord Shiva. After seeing the place they felt very happy and cleaned the place and built a temple for Lord Shiva and started offering prayers to the Lord.
King Gajapathi raja visited this place to take bath on river Krishna and he slept there for sometime at that time in his dream lord Shiva told the king to build a temple for him and do all poojas and Brahmotsavams.
Finally in the year 1056 constructed a temple to Lord Shiva and started all types of poojas and sevas to the Lord.
Mukteswara Swamy Temple Morthota Timings:
- Generally, the Temple opens at 5:00 a.m and closes by 8:00 p.m.
How to reach Morthota Mukteswara Swamy Temple:
By Air: The nearest airport is in Vijayawada which is of 69 km away.
On Rail: Repalle railway station is near to kamarajuggada from there you can reach by road thereafter. However, Guntur Jn is the major railway station 65 km near to kamarajuggada.
By Bus: Avanigadda and Repalle bus stations are near to the Kamarajuggada. From there you can reach by local transport to the temple. However, APSRTC runs a number of buses from all major cities.