Somasila

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Somasila is a small village in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana, India.

History[edit]

It is known for the Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple.[1] It is believed to have been built during the 7th century. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity here. Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are celebrated here with much religious fervor. A major draw is the festival, which is celebrated here once in 12 years. Pushkara Snanam - a dip in the Krishna River is considered auspicious on this occasion. There are 15 temples, all housing Shivalingas. The temple was shifted from old Somasila village to higher land to protect it from being submerged in Krishna waters. With beautiful surroundings, it is also an ideal picnic spot. It is popular with pilgrims from Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Tourism[edit]

In 2018 Tourism Minister Jupally Krishna Rao suggested that the department develop Somasila in Kollapur to be an ecotourism destination together with Jataprolu and Singotam. He is planned to build ten cottages by August 2018 and to lease out the hotel Haritha to private parties.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LALITHA SOMESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE - SOMASILA - TRAVEL INFO". Trawell.in. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  2. ^ Bcs; Hyderabad (2018-03-04). "'Develop eco-tourism at Somasila'". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-12-19.