Kumaraswamy known as Karthikeya launch Agneya Ashtra (arrow) on the Shiva Ling (Atma Ling) wear by Tarakasura in his neck before slaughter the Monster. The Shiva Ling spitted into five fragments and one fragment fallen in Soma Rama. The fragments fallen on earth started to grow up towards Kailash. To avoid the grown of the fragments, Indra, Chandra (Moon), Vishnu, Surya (Sun) and Karthikeya established the fragments in the five holy places of Amarara Rama in Amravati of Guntur District, Soma Rama in Bhimavaram, Kshetra Rama in Palakollu of West Godavari District, Draksha Rama and Kumara Rama in Samalkot of East Godavari District with the names of Amareswara, Someswara, Ksheera Rameswara, Bheemeswara and Kumara Rameswara respectively. 

Shiva accompany with Bala Chamundika in Amara Rama, Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi in Soma Rama, Parvathi in Kshira Rama, Manykyamba in Draksha Rama and Bala Tripura Sundari in Kumara Rama, the incarnations of Maa Parvathi. 

Ksheerarama is in Palakollu, a Municipal Town of West Godavari District. Ksheerarama is one of the five Pancharama Shrines (holy places) that are sacred to the Lord Shiva. Shiva locally called as Ksheera Ramalingeswara established by Lord Vishnu. The temple treated as national monument and protected by the Archaeological Department of the Central Government. The Towers are highest in the State with 120 feet height and 9 floors. 

The local legend is that there lived a poor Brahmin Koushika who starved for his livelihood. One day their son named Upaveeta asks for milk rice. His mother told to pray Bhimeswara. He sat on before Shiva and prayed for milk. Shiva satisfied to his worship and given a milk pool prepared with his Trident. Henceforth the holy place called as Ksheerarama and the village as Palakolanu subsequently changed to Palakollu. Unlike other Shiva Ling, the Ling appears in milky white and is the tallest.

KsheeraRamalingeswara Swamy Temple, Palakollu

The Porch in the temple constructed with 72 black stone pillars. There are sub temples of Gokarneswara and Vigneswara along with Nandi in the Sanctum. The Shiva Ling known as Kshiralingam will be in the centre of the Sanctum. The Sanctum has windows on all the four sides and the Shiva Ling may be visited from any of the windows. The River Gostani flows through the Palakollu and merge with Godavari River at the confluence near Narsapur. Godavari further flows and enters into Bay of Bengal near Narsapuram. 

There are several shines viza., Kasi Visweswara, Parvathi, Lakshmi, Nageswara Ling, Vinayak, Veera Bhadra, Sapta Matruka, Kanaka Durga, Brahma, Saraswathi, Kumara Swamy (Karthikeya), Mahisasura Mardhani, Kala Bhairava, Nagendra, Nataraja, Dattatreya, Saneeswara, Radha Krishna. Sevas of Abhisekam and Archana to Swamy & Kumkuma Abhishekam and Archana to Goddess performed in this temple.

Ksheera RamaLingeswara Swamy Temple timings & how to reach Ksheeraramam

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), Kakinada Depot runs circular tours covering all the 5 Pancharamas (Amaravathi, Bhimavaram, Palakollu, Draksharama, and Samalkota) in a span of 24 hours mainly in Karthika Masam and Maha Shivaratri. The journey starts at 8:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm next day covering 700 km approximately.

The temple kept open from 6 AM to 12 Noon and from 4 PM to Night 8 PM. 

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