About Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple
Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple is located at Panagal, Nalgonda District. The presiding deity in the temple is Lord Shiva, along with Vishnu and Brahma; it is an ancient temple constructed by Ikshvakuva. Chaya Someswara Swamy temple timings are from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Panagal is one of the capitals of the Kakatiya Dynasty. The temple is also called Trikutalayam, with 3 Garbhagrihas on the northern, eastern, and western sides and 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 is constantly visible up to sunset every day.
The temple was built during the 11th and 12th Century AD by Ikshvaku Dynasty and is known for its architecture. The place was ruled after the 12th Century by Kunduru Cholas. The temple has 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 provides chemical treatment on the Someswara temple walls to remove the fungus. The department is also taking measures to preserve the temple.
On the eastern side of the temple, there is a Pushkarini. There is a museum inside Pachala Someswara Swamy temple beside Chaya Someswara Temple.
We can find ancient Lord Shiva lingams collected from a village Yelleswaram immersed during Nagarjuna Sagar Dam’s construction in that museum.
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|
During regular days we can find fewer devotees in the temple. All festivals are celebrated in Chaya Someswara Temple. A considerable 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
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 3 km from the temple. And the railway lines are connected to all the major cities in India.
As Nalgonda is very near, buses are available at any time to reach the temple.
Panagal, Nalgonda District,