Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple/Accommodation At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple /Dharshan Timings At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple

Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple/Famous Temples in Karimnagar District

Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple
Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple
Kaleshwaram (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. It is 277 kilometers from Hyderabad ,125 kilometers from the town of Karimnagar, 115 kilometers from Warangal, and 60 kilometers from Manthani.Kaleshwaram 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)

Kaleswaram gets a huge number of piligrms during the Karthika Month of Indian Calendar and Maha Shiva Ratri.

How To Reach Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple?

Regular bus services from both Warangal,Karimnagar and Manthani are available provided by APSRTC. From Hanamkonda the frequency of buses is once in 30 minutes with the first bus at 4:30 AM and last bus at 8 PM.

From Kaleshwaram to Hanamkonda, the frequency is also once in 30 minutes with first bus at 4:30 AM and last bus at 8 PM.

Also some buses ply from Manthani (which is at a distance of 32km), Godavarikhani, and Peddapalli.

Dharshan Timings At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple

kaleshwarudu and muktheswarudu in Kaleshwaram
The ticket price for Abhishekam of Kaleshwara+Mukthiswara is Rs.300/- (Three Hundred only). If any body wishes for Laksha Bilwapatri pooja then the Dewasthanam persons should be intimated atleast 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.

 Prasadams At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple

There are two types of Prasadams available inside the temple as below

1) Pulihora (Tamarind rice) - Rs.5/- 2) Laddu (Sweet) - Rs.20/- (2 No.s)


River Pranahita combines in River Godavari close to Kaleshwaram in Karimnagar district. River Pranahita could be a combination of 2 rivers. River Warda originates within the mountain of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh and enters Maharashtra once flowing for a few distance in Madhya Pradesh. It converges with River Penganga in Maharashtra before getting into Andhra Pradesh. It merges Godavari close to Kaleshwaram.

River Pranahita flows close to an area known as Arjunagutta. those that wish to require tub in Pranahita alone move to Arjunagutta that is twenty two kms from Chennur.

Accommodation At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple

Kaleshwaram is an ancient pilgrim center. TTD choultries and different choultries give accommodation to the devotees. Bathing Ghats are designed on the banks of River Godavari close to Kaleshwaram. River Pranahita comes flowing from the opposite aspect of river Godavari and devotees go there to require tub within the river. Boats and motor launches take the devotees to the showering Ghats of Pranahita. it's auspicious to possess the darshan of Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy once taking tub within the river. Kaleshwaram is situated at a distance of 110kms from Warangal.

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1 comment:

flimflamsam said...

These temples are fascinating. I've been learning quite a bit about Indian temples and history lately after watching a video about aliens on youtube. I had no idea India was so technically advanced. India's civilization and technology predates that of the rest of the world.