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Kotappa Konda - Lord Shiva Temple

Lord Shiva known as Sri Trikoteswara Swamy here is the famous temple situated on Trikuta hills at 600 feet height in Guntur District. The most fascinating aspect of the hill is that from all angles one could see three peaks of the hill. Therefore, it is called as "Trikoota Hills" or "Trikutachalam" and the God seated therein is famous as Trikoteswara Swamy. People in this area are very much devoted to lord Koteswara Swamy. They pray this god before starting any important work. Locals call the lord Trikoteswara as Kotayya Swamy majority of the people names are Koteswara Rao, Koteswaramma and Kotayya.

Kotappa-Konda Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • Famous Lord Shiva temple on calm and beautiful Three peaked hill
  • Anandavalli Temple
  • Grand Mahashivarathri festival and unique 'Prabha' culture
  • A spectacular ghat road
  • Eight natural ponds and caves on the hill to explore
  • small zoo and play ground for children
  • No crows visible here because they are cursed not to enter the area

Where is Kotappa Konda

Kotappa Konda is located near Narasaraopet town in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 522601.

How to Reach

  • Nearest towns: Chilakaluripet - 21km, Narasaraopet - 16km
  • Distance: Hyderabad to Kotappa Konda - 260 km, Vijayawada to Kotappa Konda - 95 km, Kurnool to Kotappa Konda - 257 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad, Vijayawada
  • Nearest Bus Station: Narasaraopet, Chilakaluripet
  • Nearest Railway Station: Narasaraopet (Vijayawada - Nandyala line)
  • Transport: Narasaraopet town is on Guntur - Kurnool state highway and Chilakaluripet town is on Nh3. Narasaraopet is the best option for whom travelling by RTC bus. From there, Kotappa konda can be reached in half an hour.

Where to Stay

Devasthanam Choultries and rooms available at Kotappa konda up hill. Budget hotels available at Narasaraopet and Chilakaluripet towns.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Avoid summer because of hot weather. July to November is the best time to experience greenary of the hill along with the holiness of the temple. Try below mentioned festival season also.

Festivals / Events

Visit during Shivarathri festival for eye-feasting celebrations. Tholi Ekadashi (Jun or July), Kartheeka Masam (Nov-Dec) are important festivals here.

Daily Pooja & Darshan Timings

  • Darshan - 5.30am to 1.30pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Eka Rudrabhishekam - 5.30am to 6.30am
  • Abhishekam - 6.30am to 12.30am
  • Archana on Gotras Panchaharati - 1.30pm to 1.45 pm
  • Ashtothara Pooja - 3.30pm to 7.00 pm
  • Pradoshakolarchan, Panchaharati - 7.00pm to 7.30 pm

Traveller Tips

The 'Arise' Prasadam here is very special to have

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