Kaleshwaram

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Kaleshwaram
City
Kaleshwaram is located in Telangana
Kaleshwaram
Kaleshwaram
Coordinates: 18°48′41″N 79°54′24″E / 18.81139°N 79.90667°E / 18.81139; 79.90667Coordinates: 18°48′41″N 79°54′24″E / 18.81139°N 79.90667°E / 18.81139; 79.90667
Country India
State Telangana
District Karimnagar
Climate Tropical (Köppen)
Precipitation 995 millimetres (39.2 in)
Avg. annual temperature 31 °C (88 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Kaleshwaram is a village in Mahadevpur Mandal in Karimnagar district in the Indian state of Telangana. This name refers more broadly to the state of Telangana.

Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple, Mahadevpur Mandal

Kaleshawarma is on the border of Telangana and Maharashtra at the juncture of the Rivers Godavari and its Pranahiti tributary. It is 277 kilometres from Hyderabad, 125 kilometres from Karimnagar, 115 kilometres from Warangal, 75 kilometres from Parkal and 60 kilometres from Manthani.

Legend[edit]

Legend claims that a long time ago one of the Vaishyas had performed an abhisheka to Kaleshwara Mukteswara with hundreds of milk pots, and the milk evolved at the sangamam of Godavari and Pranahita, hence the name Dakshina Gangotri.

Transport[edit]

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.

Temple[edit]

It is the site of a temple of the Hindu god Lord Shiva. The temple is significant because of the two Shiva Lingas that are found on a single pedestal. These Linga are named Lord Shiva and Lord Yama. Collectively, they known as Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy. Kaleshwaram is one of three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham "Land of Three Lingas."

The holy place draws tourists during the Karthika Month of the Indian Calendar, 16 November – 15 December. Holy baths are held during 6 to 17 December. People who bathe here first visit Lord Ganesha, then pray to Lord Yama and then to Lord Shiva. The temple is open from 4:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:30-9:00 p.m.

Two types of prasadam are inside the temple: Pulihora (Tamarind rice) and Laddu (Sweet).

Rivers[edit]

Kaleshwaram is located exactly at the merging point of the Godavari River and its tributary, the River Pranahita. People believe that there is another river named saraswathi flowing under godavari and pranahita,therefore calling the meeting point as Triveni(three) Sangamam (Confluence).Kaleshwaram is center for pushkaras which are organised once for every 12 years. Saraswathi pushkaras took place in 2013 summer and godavari pushkaras are about to take place in 2015

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