Kaleshwaram Temple

State: Telangana
Country: Karimnagar,Telangana,India
Kaleswaram (Telugu: కాళేశ్వరం) is the site of the famous Shiva temple called "Kaleswara muktheswara swamy", in the border of the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Kaleswaram village is in Mahadevpur mandal of Karimnagar district. It is 277 kilometers from Hyderabad, 125 kilometers from the town of Karimnagar, 115 kilometers from Warangal, and 60 kilometers from Manthani. Kaleswaram is located exactly at the merging point of the River Pranahita (tributary of Godavari) with the Godavari River .
Significance of Mukteshwara Swamy Temple: This ancient temple holds a unique significance as two Shiva Lingas found on a single pedestal,one is Lord Shiva and Lord Yama, collectively known as Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy.
Kaleswaram, is one of the places of the three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham (Land of Three Lingams), another name for Telugu speaking region, the Andhra Pradesh, the other two being Draksharamam and Srishailam. This place is also called Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, as two rivers meet here along with third illusionary flow of Antarvaahini. It is said[by whom?] that a long time back one Vaishya has performed abhisheka to Kaleswara Mukteswara with hundreds of milk pots and the milk evolved at the sangamam of Godavari and Pranahita. Hence the name Dakshina Gangotri (other being Allahabad, or Prayaga)
Large numbers of tourists arrive during the Karthika Month of the Indian Calendar and Maha Shiva Ratri.
Regular bus services from both Warangal, Karimnagar and Manthani are available provided by APSRTC. Buses leave from Hanamkonda every 30 minutes from 4:30 AM to 8:00 PM. The bus from Kaleswaram to Hanamkonda runs on a similar schedule.
There are also bus routes from Manthani (which is at a distance of 32 km), Godavarikhani, and Peddapalli.
The ticket price for Abhishekam of Kaleswara+Mukthiswara is Rs.300/- (Three Hundred only). If anybody wishes for Laksha Bilwapatri pooja then the Dewasthanam persons should be intimated at least a month in advance.
The timings of the temple is from 4 AM till 1 PM and again from 3:30 PM to 9 PM. The temple will be locked from all the sides between 1 PM and 3:30 PM.
There are two types of Prasadams available inside the temple:
1) Pulihora (Tamarind rice) - Rs.5/- 2) Laddu (Sweet) - Rs.20/- (2 No.s)
  • Attractions 
Pranahita Pushkaralu : "Pushkaralu" evolved from sanskrit word Pushkara(12 years). River Pranahita along River Vynya, River Saraswati merge in River Godavari, where holy baths are held during Dec 6th to Dec 17th (Karthika masamam). People who took baths here during Pushkar the first visits Lord ganesha. Then pray to the 1st Linga Lord Yama and then to 2nd Lord shiva. These two linga's are on same pedestal.
Mukteshwara Swami Temple.
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