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Somarama Temple, Bhimavaram

Somarama is one of the Pancharama Kshetras. It is in Bhimavaram of West Godavari district.
This temple is old but looks like a new one because of paintings on the walls and sculptures.
In the sanctum, Lord Shiva is in the form of a beautiful Shivaling. Shivaling in this temple is small unlike in other Pancharamas. There is a specialty in this temple: Shivaling will change its color according to the Lunar aspect. At the time of Pournami (full moon nights), shivaling will be in white color and during Amavasya days (dark nights) it's color shades black.
Somarama Temple, Bhimavaram

History:

According to Skanda Purana and brahmana Purana, demon Tarakasura theft Amuratha atma Linga which emerged out during Ksheerasagar mathanam. Tarakasura wearing this Linga around his neck, with hi supernatural powers, he was unbeatable. Kumara Swamy son of Siva and Parvathi, who was the commander-in-chief for deities came face to face with Tarakasura in the war. Kumara Swamy used his Sakthi weapon to kill Tarakasura.
Somarama Temple

  On the advised by Maha Vishnu, Kumara Swamy used his Agani weapon to break the Siva Linga worn by the demon. 

Timings:

Morning: 5:00 - 11:00am
Evening: 4:00 - 8:00pm