Kaleshwaram

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Kaleshwaram is a village in Mahadevpur Mandal in Karimnagar District in the state of Telangana.

Kaleshawarma is on the border of Telangana and Maharastra 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.

It is the site of a temple of the Hindu  godLord 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: pulihola (Tamarind rice) and Laddu (Sweet).

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