Chaya Someswara Temple | History, Timings and Address

Chaya Someswara 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.

History of Chaya Someswara Temple

The temple was built during the 11th and 12th Century AD by the 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 before the central mandapam.

The temple pillars are full of tangled carvings displaying the episodes of Mahabharata and Ramayana. There are many sculptures of other gods and goddesses found in the temple. Many devotees visit the temple every year to watch the shadow of 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.

In that museum, we can find ancient Lord Shiva lingams collected from the village Yelleswaram immersed during Nagarjuna Sagar Dam’s construction.

Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple timings

Chaya Someswara temple timings are from 6 AM to 8 PM every day.

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 

On regular days, we 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)

Other Attractions

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

By Air:

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

By Rail:

Nalgonda Railway station is 3 km from the temple. The railway lines are connected to all the major cities in India.

By Road:

Nalgonda is very near, so buses are available anytime to reach the temple.


Panagal, Nalgonda District,

Telangana 508004

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