renowned kshetra is recorded in the sthalapuranas as Bimbavathipura,
Somasekharapura, Vyakhyanagara etc. This is located near a holy well
called Kasibugga. So this water is called apara Gangajala and the
Sivalinga, apara Kasi Visweswara linga. Hence this sacred place is
given the name of Dakshinakasi. An account of numerous Kolanus -
ponds found in abundance here, it is called Kolanupaka. The linga is
self-manifested and called Kotilinga. It is about four 'and a half
feet in height, and four feet in circumference. It is adorned with
thousand small similar lingas carved around it forming, as it were,
a chain around. This appeared . according to the priests and puranas
as gold linga in Kritayuga, silver one is Treta yuga, copper linga
in Dwapara yuga and granite in Kaliyuga. This was built by King
Kumara Someswara of Kalyani Chalukya dynasty.
lies at Kolanupaka, 25 km off Bhuvanagiri in the Nalgonda district
of Andhra Pradesh.