Famous Shiva Temples in Telangana

List of Famous Shiva Temples in Telangana. Telangana is one of the important Indian states where Lord Shiva is worshiped with much importance. Also known as Mahadev, Shiva is the Supreme Lord who creates, protects and transforms the universe. Lord Shiva is also known as the 'Destroyer' in the Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahadev. Below is the list of famous Shiva Temples in Telangana you should visit.

Shiva Temples in Telangana

1. Alampur Navabrahma Temples in Jogulamba Gadwal district
A group of nine ancient 7th and 9th centuries that are located at Alampuram in Jogulamba Gadwal district of Telangana. They are called Nava Brahma temples though they are dedicated to Shiva. These 9 Shiva temples are located at the border of Andhra Pradesh.

2. Alampur Papanasi Temples 
A group of 23 ancient temples dated between 9th- and 11th-century that have been relocated to the southwest of Alampuram village in Telangana. Alampur Papanasi Temples are located just 1.5 kilometers from the 9 Navabrahma Temples in Alampur. 

3. Chaya Someswara Temple in Panagal, Nalgonda district
The temple is also known as Saila-Somesvara temple the Chaya Someshvara Swamy Alayam. Built around the mid 11th-century during the rule of the Kunduru Chodas, this famous Saivite temple is located in Panagal, Nalgonda district of Telangana. Chaya Someswara Temple is just 4 km from Nalgonda city and Hyderabad is around 107 km away. Another famous Shiva temple, the Pachala Someswara temple is located near by. 

4. Devunigutta Temple in Kothur, Mulugu District
Also known as Kothur Shiva Temple, this ancient temple was probably built c. 6th century CE by the Vakatakas. The temple is currently in  informal worship. Devunigutta Temple is located near Kothur village in the Mulugu District of Telangana. The temple lies around 60 km east of Warangal.

5. Dubba Rajeswara Temple in Pembatla
Sri Dubba Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Karimnagar District of Telangana. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Trimurti gods in Hinduism. Lord Mahadev is worshipped here in the form of Dubba Rajeshwara Swamy. The annual Mahasivarathri jathara from Jagtial to the Dubba Rajeshwara Temple attracts thousands of devotees from across the state. Dubba Rajeshwara Temple at Pembatla is just 8 km from Jagtial and around 57 km from Karimnagar, Telangana. 

6. Erakeswara Temple, Pillalamarri

Erakeswara Temple is a Saivite Hindu temple located in the western side of Pillalamarri village, Suryapet district of Telangana.  Suryapet is located at a distance of 153 km from Hyderabad on the National Highway 65. The temple is one among the four prominent and intricately carved stone and granite temples located in Pillalamarri village—the other three are about 250 metres east of the Erakeswara temple. These include the double temples next to each other: Nameswara Temple and Trikuteswara Temple (both Shiva); and the third being the Chennakesava Temple (Vishnu).

7. Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple, Bhoopalpally.

Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kaleshwaram, Bhoopalpally. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple holds great importance due to the presence of two Shiva Lingas placed on a single pedestal. These Lingas are known as Lord Shiva and Lord Yama, collectively referred to as Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy. Kaleshwaram is among the three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham, also known as the "Land of Three Lingas."

Famous Shiva Temples in Telangana
Alampur Navabrahma Temples

8. Keesaragutta Temple, Medchal-Malkajgiri district

Keesaragutta Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati, at Keesaragutta, Keesara Village, Medchal-Malkajgiri district, Telangana. Legend has it that Rama installed the lingam here to atone for the sin of killing Ravana (who was a bramhin by birth, but a demon by nature). 

9. Komrelly Mallanna Temple, Siddipet district 

Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple popularly known as Komrelly Mallanna Temple is a Hindu temple located on a hill in Komuravelli village of Siddipet district in Telangana. The primary deity is Mallanna or Mallikarjuna Swamy, a form of Shiva. The deity is also called as Khandoba by the Maharashtrian people. Mallanna along with his consorts Golla Kethamma, Goddess Ganga and Medalamma, Goddess Parvati are at the main temple. 

10. Nameswara Temple, Pillalamarri

Nameswara Temple, also known as Parvati Mahadeva Nameswara temple, is a Saivite Hindu temple located in Pillalamarri, Suryapet district of Telangana.

11. Pachala Someswara Temple, Nalgonda district

Pachala Someswara Temple is a Saivite Hindu temple located in Panagal of Nalgonda district, Telangana. The idol of the deity here is carved out of green onyx which gives the temple its name - Pacha in Telugu means Green.

12. Ramappa Temple Mulugu district

Ramappa Temple, also known as the Rudreswara temple, is a Kakatiya style Hindu temple located in Mulugu district of Telangana. The temple is named after the sculptor Ramappa, who built it, making it the only temple in India to be named after its craftsman. The Temple was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

13. Raja Rajeswara Temple, Vemulawada

Sri Raja Rajeshwara Temple or Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara temple is located in the town of Vemulawada, Telangana. The temple is dedicated to Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy, also known as Rajanna, who is the presiding deity. The idol of Raja Rajeshwari Devi is placed on the right side, while the idol of Laxmi Sahitha Siddi Vinayaka is placed on the left side.

14. Trilinga Sanghameshwara Temple, Karimnagar district

Sri Sri Sri Trilinga Sanghameshwara Swamy Devalayam is located in Vilasagar village of Karimnagar district is one of the unique ancient Shiva temples where three linga's in three inner sanctums (garbha gruha) in one temple facing east, north and south. Sri Sri Sri Trilinga Sanghameshwara Swamy Devalayam is one of “HariHara Kshetram” for being Sri SeethaRamachandra Swamy Temple in the main Temple complex.


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