(Last Updated on : 02/12/2014)
Saleshwaram Temple is a holy shrine situated in the Andhra Pradesh state of India
. It is a Lingamaiah temple
nestled at a cave in Nallamala forest near Srisailam. This historical temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
. Visiting the temple in moon light on chaitra pournima
is considered as auspicious. Thousands of devotees and other people visit the temple every year during this time.
Location of Saleshwaram Temple
It is located in Mahabubnagar district
of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is situated at a distance of 30 km from Mannanur, 50 km from Srisailam in tiger Reserve Nallama forest.
Attractions of Saleshwaram Temple
In addition to the shiva lingam, the temple is known for the nearby wedge-shaped waterfall, which seems to have been chiselled across a huge stone. The shiva lingam is placed in a cave next to the waterfall. The lingam and the waterfall together present a soothing atmosphere to the devotees. Before having a darshan, people usually bath in the waterfall.
The unique feature of this temple is that it is opened for the visitors only for 3-5 days during Chaitra Purnima or the Full Moon day in April. During other days of the year, the temple remains closed and no one can reach the temple as it is nestled in tiger reserve. The waterfall is said to contain water
only during these days.
Another attraction of the Saleshwaram temple is 'Lingamaiah Jathara'. It is a fair which is organised once in two years. It attracts thousands of devotees to the temple. The vicinity of Saleshwaram temple is also ideal for an adventurous trekking
. The trek provides a thrilling experience to the trekkers.
Connectivity of Saleshwaram Temple
Tourists and devotees can reach this temple via bus. During Chaitra Purnima to Saleshwaram, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation runs special busses for pilgrims.
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