Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple also known as Komuravelli Mallanna Temple is a holy temple located on a hill in Komuravelli village of Siddipet district in Telangana state. It is located near Siddipet on SH–1. Mallikarjuna Swamy temple is located about 85 kilometers from Hyderabad. This temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Mallikarjuna swamy (Lord Shiva), a fierce-looking deity along with Goddesses Kethamma and Medalamma on both sides of the main deity.
Mallikarjuna Swamy temple is located in a cave on a small hillock at a distance of 110 km from the Warangal district. Every year, thousands of pilgrims come here during Makara Sankranthi as Brahmotsavam starts.
The Mallanna deity with Golla Kethamma and Medalamma is present in the main temple. Especially, Kuruma and Yadava’s communities visit the temple. The Oggu Katha singers dedicate their tale in the form of the song Mallanna here. Also, on Shivarathri, thousands of devotees flood this place. Apart from the Mallikarjuna Swamy temple, Konda Pochamma temple is nearby and is visited by devotees.
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The deity Lord Mallikarjuna swamy is present in the form of a clay-molded structure in the garbhagudi. The clay-molded deity is believed to be made 500 years ago. The temple is renovated and mandapams and choultries etc., are constructed by the Endowments Department belonging to the temple. The ‘pedda patnam’ festival celebrated on Maha Sivaratri day attracts devotees from all across the state.
The primary deity worshipped in the temple is Mallanna or Mallikarjuna Swamy who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The deity is also pronounced as Khandoba by the Maharashtrian people.
Mallanna along with his consorts Golla Kethamma, Goddess Ganga and Medalamma, and Goddess Parvati worshipped the main temple. Devotees offer prayers to Mallanna with the help of Oggu Pujaris who draw a rangoli called Patnam in front of Lord Mallanna inside the temple and also on the temple’s verandah.
A large number of devotees visit the Mallanna temple during the Agni Gundaalu which is celebrated on Sunday falling before the Ugadi. Another famous festival called Jatara begins from Sankranti and lasts till Ugadi. A large number of devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on all Sundays between Sankranti and Ugadi. Konda Pochamma temple is nearby the Mallanna temple and is visited by the devotees who visit Mallikarjuna temple.