Chaya Someswara Temple | History, Timings and Address

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.

Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple Timings

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.

DayTemple Timings
Monday6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM
Tuesday6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM
Thursday6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM
Friday6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday6 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM
Sunday6 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)

Other Attractions

  • Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple
  • Pachala Someswara Swamy Temple
  • Archeological Museum inside Pachala Someswara Temple

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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

By Air:

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the nearest airport to reach the temple.

By Rail:

Nalgonda Railway station is at 3 km from the temple. And the railway lines are connected from all the major cities over India.

By Road:

As Nalgonda is very near, buses are available at any time to reach the temple.

Address of Chaya Someswara Temple

Panagal, Nalgonda District,

Telangana 508004

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