About Us: Sivalingams (shiva-Kala)
This village lies in thick forest surroundings, at a distance of 16 kms from Mahadevapuram and 32kms from Manthani at a picturesque spot where the river Godavari receives into it another stream called the Pranahitha. Kaleshwaram has many ruined temples, same of them prominent. Among these temples, the one dedicated to "Mukteswara Swamy? is the most important. Special significance is attached to this shrine owing to the existence of two Sivalingams (shiva-Kala) on one Panavattam. The Sivalingam here is considered to be one of the three Jyothirlingas of Lord Siva which constituted the three corners of the Andhra Desha, the other two being at Srisailam in Kurnool and in Draksharama in East Godavari districts
Andhra Pradesh government in 1976-82 has constructed a new temple replacing the old one in the same place without disturbing the Kaleshwara-Mukteshwara Lingams in the Garbhagriha.
It is a famous Tirtha Khetra abounding in many holy temples dedicated to both Vaishnavate and Saivates gods, like Venkateswara Aalayam, Bindu Madhavaswamy Aalayam, Chandrasekhara Aalayam, Someswara Aalayam, Saraswati Aalayam, Adi Muktiswara Aalayam; Annapurna Aalayam and Balarajeswara Aalayam.
It is 277 kilometres from Hyderabad, 125 kilometres from Karimnagar, 115 kilometres from Warangal, 75 kilometres from Parkal and 60 kilometres from Manthani.
Temple Timings :
4 AM till 1 PM and again from 3:30 PM to 9 PM
How to Reach :
Bus service is available from Warangal, Parkal, Karimnager and Manthani provided by RTC and Godavarikhani and Peddapalli.
Access to Laksha Bilwapatri pooja is by request to Dewasthanam officials at least one month in advance.
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