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Kaleshwaram temple of Andhra Pradesh Details


Posted Date: 23-Oct-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Pilgrim Places    
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Kaleshwaram the famous temple of Lord Shiva is a superb pilgrimage center for Indian as well as foreign tourists. Situated at the border of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra this famous temple has great importance in the temple history. Read the article bellow to get more information about this temple.



About the Kaleshwaram temple

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The famous Shiva temple Kaleswara muktheswara swamy is in Kaleshwaram (Telugu), in the border of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra of India. Kaleshwaram is located exactly at the merging point of the River Pranahita (tributary of Godavari) with the Godavari River and 277 kilometers from Hyderabad, 125 kilometers from the town of Karimnagar, 115 kilometers from Warangal, and 60 kilometers from Manthani.

Mukteshwara Swamy Temple has a unique significance that two Shiva Lingas found on a single pedestal, that are of Lord Shiva and Lord Yama, known as Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy.

kaleshwaramKaleswaram, Draksharamam and Srishailam are the three Shiva temples mentioned as Trilinga Desham (Land of Three Lingams), of Andhra Pradesh. This place is also called Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, because the illusion of three rivers. A long time before one Vaishya has an abhisheka to Kaleswara Mukteswara with hundreds milk pots and the milk evolved at the sangamam of Godavari and Pranahita. Hence got the name Dakshina Gangotri (other being Allahabad, or Prayaga).

During the Karthika Month of Indian Calendar and Maha Shiva Ratri Kaleswaram gets a huge number of tourists. The timings of the temple are 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.
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