Kumararam is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh | Road (Route) map to Kumararam (Kotipalli) from Draksharamam
Kumararamam or Kotipalli near Rajahmundry is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh. River Godavari meets the sea at this place. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Triambakeshwar at Nasik, the birth place of River Godavari in Maharashtra. River Godavari is considered as the gift of nature. So it is worshipped along with the sea. Much importance is thus given to taking bath in the River Godavari. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Someshwara and Goddess Parvathi as Rajarajeshwari at Kotipalli.
According to Puranas, Moon has lost his brilliance due to the curse of Daksha. He prayed to Lord Shiva to get relieved of his curse in Kotipalli. Sthalapuranam of this place explains that taking bath in River Godavari here is considered a new beginning in life. God excuses all sins of devotees if they take bath here, it is believed. Another story is that sage Gautham brought River Godavari from Trimbakeshwar to this place.
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