Bheemgal

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Bheemgal
Mandal
Bheemgal is located in Telangana
Bheemgal
Bheemgal
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°42′00″N 78°28′00″E / 18.7000°N 78.4667°E / 18.7000; 78.4667Coordinates: 18°42′00″N 78°28′00″E / 18.7000°N 78.4667°E / 18.7000; 78.4667
Country  India
State Telangana
District Nizamabad
Elevation 376 m (1,234 ft)
Population (1990)
 • Total 57,262 by DJPS
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503307
Telephone code 08463
Nearest city ARMOOR
Vidhan Sabha constituency BALKONDA

Bheemgal is a town and a Mandal in the Nizamabad district,[1] in the state of Telangana in India, 39.65 km from the main city of the District, Nizamabad and 141 km from the State Capital Hyderabad.

About the town[edit]

Bheemgal is a large agricultural village and it is a temple town and the abode of Lord Sri Nimbadri Laxmi Narasimha Swami. Villages in the locality of Bheemgal are Babapoor, Badabheemgal, Bejjora, Puranipet, and Mothe. Towns near Bheemgal are Velpur, Mortad, and Kammarapalle. The main temple of the lord is located on the hill called Nimbachalam, locally called as "Limbadri Gutta". The word "Nimbachalam" is derived from a combination of two Sanskrit words "Nimba" and "Achalam" where "Nimba" means "Neem tree" and "Achalam" means "hill". Another tale says that the hill was completely covered with 'Neem' trees, hence it got its name as Nimbachalam. There are two rivers called as 'Chintamani' and 'Viraja' that flow in this region. It is said that Lord Vishnu asked the two river Goddesses- 'Chintamani' and 'Viraja' to take the shape of lake and hence they are considered more sacred. Chinatmani is at the foot of the hill on which the temple stands while Viraja flows seven kilometres away from the hill shrine. River Viraja is just 2 km away from Bheemgal. This river has a mythological significance that Nandi (the mount of Lord Shiva) performed penance here to get himself revealed from the curse of Bhrugu Maharshi (Bhrugu Maharshi cursed Nandi to turn into an animal forever when he did not allow him to enter Kailasham). Hence the bank of the river where he performed penance came to be known as "Nandi Tataka". Some other prominent temples here are that of Lord Shiva as Parama Shiva, Lord Hanuman's (called here as Ayodhya Anjaneya) temple at the banks of Chintamani river, Lord Ganesha and Kalabhairavam. It is said that Lord Kalabhairava is the guardian of all the wealth of Nimbachalam. Most of the devotees visit this place and seek his blessings.

Demographics[edit]

Total population of Bheemgal Mandal is 57,262 living in 12,239 Houses, Spread across total 24 villages and 18 panchayats. Males are 27,924 and Females are 29,338.[2]

Nearby Districts[edit]

Nearby Railway Stations[edit]

  • Dichpalli Railway Station 29 KM
  • Indalvai Railway Station 30 KM
  • Sirnapalli Railway Station 34 KM
  • Uppalavai Railway Station 38 KM

Nearby Airports[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • Sri Saraswathi JR COLL, BHEEMGAL
  • Govt JR College, BHEEMGAL
  • Nalanda JR College, BHEEMGAL

Schools[edit]

  • SSVM h/s
  • Little Flower h/s
  • Sharad Ashram h/s
  • Shantinikethan h/s
  • Govt girls h/s
  • Govt co-ed Telugu h/s
  • Govt Urdu h/s
  • Ganga Vidyanikethan h/s
  • Sri Bharathi h/s
  • Krishnaveni h/s
  • Nandini h/s
  • Suryodaya h/s
  • Linganna memorial residential school
* oxford english meadium school

History[edit]

Nimbachalam has been a Tapobhoomi, the land of penance, where the Gods and great sages have performed penance to get themselves revealed from their sins. Lord Brahma, after cursed by Lord Siva for having unholy glance at the feet of Goddess Parvathi, performed penance over here to get rid of his sin. Lord Shiva also performed penance here for He committed the sin of killing Lord Brahma (Brahma hatya Pataka). Lord Shiva had to take the form of "Jodulingalu" (Pair of Lingam) on the hill on the order of Sri Narasimha Swami. It is also said that Dharmapala, the king of Kambhoja province, took a holy dip in the Chintamani Lake, which flows on the western side of the Nimbachala hill. He performed tapasya for thirty thousand years to get the divine glance of Lord Sri Narasimha Swami. Even the well-known king Raja Harishchandra, known for speaking truth always, did penance there to get rid of non-righteous act of selling his wife and got relieved of his wrongdoing.

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