Kotipalli is located at a distance of 38 Km from Kakinada, 60 Km from Rajahmundry and 15 Km from Amalapuram (via boat). Kotipalli is a famous pilgrimage center, which is situated on the Bank of River Godavari.

Kotipalli is famous for Sri Someswara Swamy Temple. According to Brahmanda Puranam and Gowthami Mahatyam, three famous idols are placed at Sri Someswara Swamy Temple by Lord Indra, Lord Chandra and Kasyapa Maharshi.

Siddhi Janardhana Swamy along with Sridevi and Bhudevi were established as Kshetra Palaka by Kasyapa Maharshi. Lord Indra in order to wash out his sin installed Koteswara Lingam along with Amma varu. Further Lord Chandra established Someswara Lingam with Raja Rajeswari Amma varu to wash out his sin.

The Holy River is very famous for its sacred water brought by Gowtham Maharshi. It is also known as Koti Teertha Kshetram as a number of water currents are flowing into these waters. A holy dip in Gowthami waters at this Kshetram will remove all sins. Here there is no difference between Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva. Koteswara Lingam is a Yoga Lingam, Someswara Lingam is a Bhoga Lingam. Raja Rajeswari Amma varu is famous for fulfilling all the wishes of her devotees.

Every day in the early hours Koti Teertham water is brought by Holy Archakas and Abhisekham is performed with those waters. In the evening Dhupa Seva, Asthana Pooja, Pavalimpu Seva will be performed with great devotion. Janardhana Swamy Kshetra Palaka is known as Siddhi Janardhana Swamy (fulfills the wishes of his devotees).

Once upon a time it was called as Somaprabhapuram. The name is derived from the big water tank in front of the temple which is known as Soma Puskarini. His Holiness Kanchi Kama Koti Peethadhipathi and his Holiness Srungeri Jagadguru visited this Holy Kshetram.


  1. We {two-couple}reaching kovvuru early hours of 14thJuly,bytrain,[pushkar spl]. are thereany facilities of rest rooms at Kovveuru Rly stn or Vadapally, before proceeding to bathing ghat. iam holding an AC return ticketAc2t&Ac 1stclass.