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MUKHALINGAM - MUKHALINGESWARA AALAYAM

This Mukhalinga kshetra claims of three reputed Aalayams. - Madhukeswaraalayam, Bhimeswaraalayam and Someswaraalayam, all built in one place by the kings of Ganga dynasty, who ruled from this flourishing city then called, Kalinga Nagar. Its fame spread then to the four corners and was called, Vaijayanti Kshetra or Dakshina Kasi. This linga has been in existence in the four yugas according to local version and is variously called, such as Jayanteeswara in the Krita yuga, Gokarneeswara in the Treta, Madhukeeswara in the Dwapara and Mukhalingeeswara in the Kali yuga. There are Ashtadikpalaka lingas in the eight corners of the main Aalaya. The Sivalinga is white in colour, unlike the black granite ones found in almost all places. According to legend, Lord Siva came out of a - Ippachattu called Madhukaa in Sanskrit to save a devotee from a Sabara king and to lift Gandharvas from a curse. Hence He is called Madhukeswara. The goddess worshipped here is called Varahi, and is one among the Saptamatrukas. She has a separate shrine, imposing in appearance and sculptural adornments. She resembles Durga.

Bhimeswara aalayam is just a hundred yards away from Madhukeswara aalayam. And Someswara aalayam is in close proximity to it. The Sivalingas in these two are made of black granite. Their finish and polish are of high order displaying the excellent craftsmanship of the master sculptor. The royalty's lavish patronage and high refinement are peeping at every frame.

It lies at a distance of 25 km to Parlakimidi of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.

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