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PUNYAGIRI TEMPLE


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Punyagiri Temple Tourism / Tourist Information

A sacred site where a very famous and one of the oldest Shiva Temples id located, Punyagiri is a place located about 25 km from Vizianagaram. The most prominent feature of the temple is that the lingam enshrined in the temple is bathed by an underground water source.

Lying in the vicinity to the temple is a cave where three lingams are installed with water falling on them constantly. However, it is during the festival of Maha Shivaratri that devotees flock the place in large number. As per the legend, going for the darshan of the lingam after a bath in a nearby waterfall helps you achieve moksha.

Punyagiri, located about 25 km from Vizianagaram.This temple is located in the Punyagiri hills near S.Kota.The old name of this hill is Virata Parvatha.One of the oldest Shiva temples of the country is located in Punyagiri.Considered to be a very holy spot, a large numbers of devotees flock here during the Mahasivaratri festival. Large number of devotees visit the lord during the Mahashiva ratri and Karthika masam.According to a legend, if a devotee bathes in the nearby waterfall and after that goes for a darshan of Lord Shiva, Moksha is attained.

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