Siva kshetra is connected with many Puranic personages and their
ardent devotion. It is here, according to legends, Indra, the Lord
of heavens installed a great Sivalinga and offered Jalabhishekam to
the Lord with the waters of one crore rivers. Hence the name
Koteeswara linga. Another legend recounts that Moon-god had rid of
his Gurupatnigamana - papa - the sin of intercourse with the
preceptor's wife here by bathing in the Pushkarini and worshipping
the icon of Somasekhar installed by him under the guidance of
Brihaspathi. As he got back his chaya lusture due to grace of Lord
Siva, the deity is called Chaya Someswaraswamy. A bath here during
the Godavari Pushkar liberates any type of sinner and ensures a
carefree pious existence later to the envy of his fellowmen.
lies 12 Km off Draksharama in the West Godavari district of Andhra
Pradesh enjoying all transport facilities.