Chaya Someshwara Swamy Temple, TS Tourism.
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Saleshwaram Telangana Amarnath Yatra
Saleshwaram Temple
Nallamalla Forest, Mahabubnagar.
Someshwara Swamy Temple, Panagal.
How To Reach
Form City          Via                              Distance (kms)
Hyderabad Kothaguda - Choutuppal - Nalgonda 105 kms
Khammam Suryapet - Nakrekal - Tatikal 104 kms
Nalgonda Panagal     5 kms
Vijayawada Kodad - Suryapet - Nakrekal - Tatikal 183 kms
Warangal Thorrur - Suryapet - Nakrekal - Tatikal 160 kms
Yadagirigutta Bhongiri - Valigonda - Ramannapet - Nalgonda   83 kms


Panagal of Nalgonda was also an important religious place during Kakatiya period. An inscription mentioning the name

of Kakatiya's greatest king Pratap Rudra on Pachala Someswara temple supports the claim that these temples were

erected for the greater glory of the Kakatiya ruler's favorite god, Shiva.There are two famous Shiva temples, Chaya

Someswara Swamy temple and Pachala Someswara temple. The Shiva lingam of Chaya Someswara (chaya means

"shadow" in Telugu) is, when daylight is present, straddled by a permanent shadow of a pillar. The pillars of the temple

are decorated in great detail with relief sculpture of episodes from the two great Epics of India, the Ramayana and

the Mahabharata.

Statues and sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses dating back to Ikshvaku dynasty of 1st century AD are preserved

and protected at the museum constructed in the compound of Pachala Someswara Swamy temple. Some of the ancient

shiv lingas preserved in the museum were collected from a village called Yelleswaram (a shivaite centre), which was

submerged during the construction of Nagarjuna Sagar dam.

SHIVA LINGAM Found at Rachakonda Fort

Loddi Mallaiah Temple in Nallamalla Forest
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