Kaleshwara Muktheshwara Kaleshwaram
About Kaleshwara Muktheshwara
Kaleswaram is the site of the famous Shiva temple called "Kaleswara muktheswara swamy", in the border of the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Kaleswaram village is in Mahadevpur mandal of Karimnagar district. It is 277 kilometers from Hyderabad, 125 kilometers from the town of Karimnagar, 115 kilometers from Warangal, and 60 kilometers from Manthani. Kaleswaram is located exactly at the merging point of the River Pranahita (tributary of Godavari) with the Godavari River .
Significance of Mukteshwara Swamy Temple: This ancient temple holds a unique significance as two Shiva Lingas found on a single pedestal,one is Lord Shiva and Lord Yama, collectively known as Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy.
Kaleswaram, is one of the places of the three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham (Land of Three Lingams), another name for Telugu speaking region, the Andhra Pradesh, the other two being Draksharamam and Srishailam. This place is also called Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, as two rivers meet here along with third illusionary flow of Antarvaahini. It is said that long time back one Vaishya has performed abhisheka to Kaleswara Mukteswara with hundreds of milk pots and the milk evolved at the sangamam of Godavari and Pranahita. Hence the name Dakshina Gangotri. Here large numbers of tourists arrive during the Karthika Month and Maha Shiva Ratri.
There are two types of Prasadams available inside the temple:
1) Pulihora (Tamarind rice) 2) Laddu (Sweet)
By Air: Fly to Hyderabad and travel by car, Train or Bus. Alternatively, Flying to Nagpur and then take a car to Kaleshwaram.
By Rail: Nearest Railway station to Kaleshwaram is ramagundam. Take train to Ramagundam from Hyderabad and then travel by bus to Kaleshwaram. There are number of busses available from Ramagundam to Kaleshwaram. Warangal, Kazipet Stations are about 110 kilometers and Peddapalli and Ramagundam Stations are about 100 Kilometers distance from Kaleshwaram.
By Road: Everyday 60 RTC busses run from, Hyderabad, Warangal, Guntur, Vijayawada, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Korutla, Metpalli, Godavarikhani, Ramagundam, Husnabad, Peddapalli, Manthani, Narsampet, Parkala depots.
From Hyderabad to Kaleshwaram and Kaleshwaram-Hyderabad there is a bus for every 30 minutes
- Sri. Raja Rajeshwari Satram
- Singareni Satram
Pranahita Pushkaralu : "Pushkaralu" evolved from sanskrit word Pushkara(12 years). River Pranahita along River Vynya, River Saraswati merge in River Godavari, where holy baths are held during Dec 6th to Dec 17th (Karthika masamam). People who took baths here during Pushkar the first visits Lord ganesha. Then pray to the 1st Linga Lord Yama and then to 2nd Lord shiva. These two linga's are on same pedestal.
The timings of the temple is from 4 AM till 1 PM and again from 3:30 PM to 9 PM. The temple will be locked from all the sides between 1 PM and 3:30 PM.