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It was then on the advice of Lord Vishnu, to break the Shiva into five pieces, which then Lord Surya erected by fastening them with nails and building temples over them.If one notices the five Shivalingas carefully, they have scaly markings, believed to be caused by the Agni-asthra.

Another legend of Draksharama goes that the outer wall could not be completed in time, and to date it remains incomplete.

Shiva is worshipped as Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy here, and his consort is Bala Tripura Sundari.

The temple was built during the time of the Chalukya ruler King Bhima, hence the name too.

The Shiva Kotappa Konda in Guntur district, is one of the more well known Shaivite temples, the Tirunallu (Jatara) on Shivratri here draws massive crowds.

Kotappakonda contains one of the older Saivite temples, dating back to around 1172 AD, located a hill at a height of 1587 feet.

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