About Us: Koti Lingeshwara Swamy temple
In Siddipet, the Koti Lingeshwara Swamy temple is one of the most ancient shrines. It is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and houses more than a Crore (Koti) Shiva lingams also known as Parthiva Lingams.
The temple was built by Sri Sri Madanananda Swamy in 1979. Legend has it that Swamiji received a vision in his dreams where he was instructed to build a Koti lingam temple. Siddipet the chosen place of the temple was unknown to him. However, with the blessings of Lord Koppole Sangameshwara Swamy, Madanananda Swamy travelled to Siddipet and stayed at Sharabeshwaralayam where his devotees built the Parthiva or earth Lingams for the temple. Locals from Siddipet and the surrounding area also came forward to contribute financially to facilitate the construction of the temple. Finally, in May 1979, Sri Sri Madanananda Swamy performed the Yantra Vigraha Prathista of the Koti Lingeshwara Swamy temple and laid the foundations for the great pilgrimage in the area.
The Sanctum, Sanctorium or the Garbhalaya of the temple houses the main idol which was brought over from Varanasi. Beneath the main idol were buried the Shiva Panchakshari written manuscripts at a depth of one foot. The main lingam displays the divine symbols of Chandra Rekha, Bhasma Rekhalu, Parvathi and Ganga Devi on its body.
The ashram where Sri Sri Madanananda Swamy stayed has been converted to Sadananda Ashram. It provides accommodation facilities to devotees, swamis and yathis who travel from far away places to visit and offer their prayers at the shrine.
Temple Timings :
6:00 am to 8:00 pm
How to Reach :
-Distance from Hyderabad is 107 Kms (Approx 2-2.5 hours drive)
– Distance from Hanamkonda is 86 Kms (1.5 hours drive)
– Distance from Karimnagar is 62 Kms (75 minutes drive)
– Siddipet is well connected with other major cities and can be reached by bus that departs at regular intervals. The nearest station is Wadiaram which is located at a distance of 44 km. Hyderabad is located at a distance of 89 km from Siddipet. Private taxis from Hyderabad can reach Siddipet in two hours.
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