Kaleshwaram Temple - Sri Kaleshwara Muktheshwara Swamy Temple

Sri Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy Temple in Kaleshwaram is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Yama.

The temple is located in Karimnagar district and has a tropical climate throughout the year. Many devotees from all over India come to Kaleshwaram temple during Godavari Pushkaralu period.

Sri Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy Temple in Karimnagar
Sri Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy Temple

Kaleshwara Kshetram is one among the three Lord Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desam [Telugu speaking region] or Trilinga Kshetras [the sacred land of the three lingas].

The other two Trilinga Kshetras are Srisailam Bhramarambha Mallikharjuna Swami Devasthanam and Draksharamam Bhimeswara Swamy Temple.

Lord Shiva Statue at Kaleshwara Muteswara Temple

Pilgrims come here to take a holy dip in Triveni Sangamam formed by the confluence of three holy rivers namely Godavari, Saraswathi [Antarvaahini] and Pranahita.

About Kaleshwaram Temple:

kaleshwaram temple images

Kaleshwaram village comes under Mahadevpur Mandal, Karimnagar district of newly formed Telangana state.

The temple is at a distance of around 17 km from Mahadevpur and 47 km from Ramagundam.

Kaleshwaram Temple in Karimnagar

Kaleshwara Mukteshwara temple is located on the border of Telangana and Maharashtra states separated by the sacred Godavari River and its Pranahita tributary.

Godavari River at Kaleshwaram Temple

The uniqueness of Kaleshwara Kshetram is that there are two Shiva Lingas named Lord Shiva and Lord Yama found on a single pedestal and hence got the name Kaleshwara Mukteshwara temple.

Sub Temples at Kaleshwara Kshetram:

There are many sub-temples in kaleshwara Mukteshwara temple premises like-
  1. Godess Parvati Devi Temple [Shubhananda Devi Temple]
  2. Maha Saraswathi Devi Temple
  3. Sri Ramalayam Temple
  4. Sri Adi Muktheswara Swamy Temple
  5. Sri Dattatreya Swamy Temple
  6. Sri Sangameswara Swamy Temple

  7. Sri Ramalayam Temple at Kaleshwaram

Kaleshwaram Temple Timings:

Suprabhatha Seva 4.30 AM - 5.30 AM
Abhishekam 5.30 AM - 6.30 AM
Regular Darshanam 7 AM - 12.30 AM
Sashwatha Shiva Kalyanam 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM
Maha Nivedana & Anna Puja 12.30 PM - 1.00 PM
Temple will be closed from 1.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Darshanam, Archana & Abhishekam 3.30 PM - 6 PM
Pradosha Kala Puja 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM
Bhajanas & Prasada Distribution 7.30 PM - 8.00 PM
Temple Closing Time After 8.00 PM

Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Temple Distance:

Hyderabad to Kaleshwaram via Warangal is 260 km and takes roughly around 5 hours and 12 minutes.

Hyderabad to Kaleshwaram via Karimnagar is 300 km and takes roughly around 5 hours and 35 minutes.

The road distance from Warangal to Kaleshwaram is 120 km and takes roughly around 2 hours and 23 minutes.

The road distance from Warangal to Kaleshwaram is 132 km and takes roughly around 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Kaleshwaram Temple Pictures

How to Reach Kaleshwaram Temple:

Kaleshwaram Temple can be easily reached from all major cities of Telangana state by road from Karimnagar, Warangal and Hyderabad.

By Road:

Kaleshwara Kshetram is accessible on road from the east side from Mahadevpur mandal, Warangal, Manthani, Hanamkonda and Karimnagar.

By Train:

There are no direct stations connected to Kaleshwaram village. You can easily reach Warangal through Train and from there reach Kaleshwaram by TSRCT buses. You can even hire a car and journey through Mahadevpur forest to enjoy peaceful and calm atmosphere of the nature.

By Flight:

There are no direct flight services to Kaleshwaram temple. Devotees can directly fly to Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and from there they can easily reach Kaleshwaram by Bus, Train or by car.

Best Time to Visit Kaleshwaram Temple:

Best time for the pilgrims to visit Kaleshwaram temple is from October to February. Many devotees come to Kaleshwaram during Karthika masam period [Nov 16 to Dec - 15] and on Maha Shivaratri festival.

Accommodation at Kaleshwaram Temple:

Good accommodation and function hall facilities are available at Kaleshwara temple at following Satrams:
  1. Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam Satram
  2. Sri Raja Rajeshwari Satram
  3. Singareni Satram
  4. Donor Cottages
  5. Sri Raja Rajeshwari Satram Function Halls
Sri Raja Rajeshwari Satram at Kaleshwaram

For more information visit: www.kaleshwaramtemple.in/accomodation.html

Nearby Tourist Temples:

  1. Vemulawada Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple [171 km]
  2. Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple [150 km]
  3. Bhadrakali Temple at Hanmakonda [117 km]
  4. Warangal Thousand Pillar Temple [117.2 km]
  5. Ramalingeswara Temple or Ramappa Gudi at Palampet [80 km]
  6. Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple [167 km]
  7. Veerabhadra Swamy Temple in Kuravi [184 km]
  8. Mallikharjuna Swamy Temple in Inavolu [136 km]
  9. Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple at Keesara [282 km]

Author Note:

Earlier, I have visited Dharmapuri during Godavari Pushkaralu 2015 period and I have mentioned useful information on Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in my previous post.

Readers are advised to see that post also after reading my Kaleshwaram temple trip.

We started early in the morning in our car and reached the temple around 12:00 AM. Our journey took 5 hours and we were welcomed by monkey troops on either side of Mahadevpur forest road.

kaleshwaram temple entrance

Travelers used to throw Banana and eatable items to monkeys on their journey so, they are habituated to it and you can see a lot of monkeys moving across roads.

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1 comment:

  1. I recently traveled Kaleshwaram by TSRTC bus and by reviewing the bus info and temple timings from a helpful link: