Bhairavakona Temple is located at Ambavaram in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity here in the form of Kala Bhairava.
Bhaiaravakona Temple dates back to the period between 7th and 8th century AD. Lord Shiva in the form of Kala Bhairava prevailed here for a long time thus this place is called as Bhaiaravakona. This is the only temple where Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheswara are worshipped in one place. There are 8 temples of Lord Shiva here which are carved on a single stone. The 8 forms of Lord Shiva are Shashinaga, Rudra, Visweswara, Nagarikeswara, Bhargeswara, Rameswara, Mallikarjuna, Pakshamalika Linga.
There is a separate shrine of Goddess Durga Devi. An interesting feature is that Moonlight falling on the idol of Goddess Durga Devi on the day of Karthika Pournami and Maha Shivarathri which attracts devotees. Nature Lovers will be fascinated by the beauty of the thundering waterfalls which drops from a height of over 200 meters from the beautiful mountains. The water from the falls which originates from Lingala Penta flows for over 5 km and reaches Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Parvathi and Goddess Saraswathi Lake. It further flows and reaches Triveni Sangamam and Chitrakota lakes and then passes in front of the deity.
Bhairavakona Temple Bhairavakona
Kalabhairava is the Kshetra Palaka to this temple so the temple got the name as Bhairava Kona. Another version is that Kalabhairava Kona is named after the King Kalabhairava who ruled this region for a very long time. One more version attached to this temple is that there lived a shepherd by name Kalabhairava Kondaiah, who used to feed his cattle at this hills. During that time the water flow is very low and not able to provide enough water to cattle. So he prayed to the God and said that he will offer himself if spring flows high. To his surprise, water started flowing high and it satisfied the cattle thirst. As promised he offered himself to the God by chopping his head. His body and head were buried at this place, from then this place called by his name as Bhairava Kona. It is said that Sage Bhrugu did penance here for a very long time so the main idol in this temple is called as Bhrugeswara Swamy.