About Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple
Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple is located at Panagal, Nalgonda District. The presiding deity in the temple is Lord Shiva. The other deities in the temple are Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. Chaya Someswara temple is an ancient temple constructed by Ikshvakuva’s. Panagal is one of the Capital for the Kakatiya Dynasty. The temple is also called Trikutalayam with 3 Garbhagrihas on northern, eastern, and western sides and with a common mandapam on the southern side. The Chaya Someswara temple is famous for forming a Vertical shadow of a pillar on the Shiva Lingam. The shadow forms during the sunrise and visible up to sunset every day constantly.
History of Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple
The temple is built during the 11th and 12th Century AD by Ikshvaku Dynasty. The temple is known for its architecture. This place is ruled after the 12th Century by Kunduru Cholas. The temple is having 66 pillars and a huge Nandi in front of the central mandapam. The temple pillars are full of tangled carvings displaying the episodes of Mahabharata and Ramayana. There are many other Gods and Goddess Sculptures found in the temple. Many devotees visit the temple every year to watch the shadow on the Shiva Lingam.
Department of Archeology and Museum is providing chemical treatment on the walls of the Someswara temple for removal of fungus. The department is also taking measures for preserving the temple. On the eastern side of the temple, there is a Pushkarini. There is a museum inside the temple of Pachala Someswara Swamy temple which is beside Chaya Someswara Temple. In that museum, we can find ancient Shiva lingams collected from a village Yelleswaram which was immersed during the construction of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple timings
Chaya Someswara temple timings are from 6 AM to 8 PM on all days.
|Monday||6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM|
|Tuesday||6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM|
|Wednesday||6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM|
|Thursday||6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM|
|Friday||6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM|
|Saturday||6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM|
|Sunday||6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM|
Festivals Celebrated at Chaya Someswara Temple
During normal days we can find less number of devotees in the temple. All festivals are celebrated in Chaya Someswara Temple. A huge number of devotees visit the temple on:
- Maha Shivaratri (Feb or March)
- Tholi Ekadasi (June or July)
- Kartika Masam (Nov or Dec)
- Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple
- Pachala Someswara Swamy Temple
- Archeological Museum inside Pachala Someswara Temple
Accommodation at Chaya Someswara Temple
As the temple is 4 km from Nalgonda, the pilgrims can stay at Hotels and Lodges in Nalgonda.
How to Reach
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the nearest airport to reach the temple.
Nalgonda Railway station is at 3 km from the temple. And the railway lines are connected from all the major cities over India.
As Nalgonda is very near, buses are available at any time to reach the temple.
Address of Chaya Someswara Temple
Panagal, Nalgonda District,