Sarva Rusheeswara Temple is situated about eight kilometers from Visakhapatnam
, on the Vizag - Bhimili road, near Rishikonda Beach
. The shrine is believed to have been discovered by Yogi Raghavendra in 1949. According to the Hindu mythology, the Sapta Rishis
performed penance and pujas
at this spot and consecrated the temple.
The temple has separate shrines for Lord Shiva and Bala Tripura Sundari. It also enshrines the idols of Lord Ganesh, Navagrahas, Goddess Gowri, Goddess Ganga and Lord Hanuman in the form of Arihantaka Harimarkata.
The highlight here is seven wells, which according to local populace contain the water of seven sacred rivers that had been brought to the spot by the Sapta Rishis with their celestial powers. Uniqueness is that the water of each well contains fresh water and varies in taste.