Sangameshwar Temple – Known as Pushkar Spot on River Krishna in Telangana

The Sangameshwar temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Somasila of Mahbubnagar district of Telangana state. One of the major attractions in the Mahabubnagar district and one of the ancient temples of Telangana. It is believed that previously temple was built in Sangameshwar but then shifted to Somasila in respect to avoid drowning in River Krishna. 

Sangameshwar Temple
Sangameshwar Temple

The ancient temple has the presiding deity of Lord Shiva in the form of Shiva Lingam. The ancient temple is believed to be built 200 years ago and there are 15 more temples of Lord Shiva around the Sangameshwar temple. 

The big festival of Lord Shiva is Mahashivratri and Karthika Masam. And these festivals are celebrated with full energy and heartiness. Like thousands of devotees visit every year and offer their prayers, the limit is exceeded on the occasion of Shivaratri and Karthika Masam. In Telangana, this temple is considered one of the must-visit temples during Shivaratri.

Well, the Pushkara Snanam is considered to be the holiest dip in the holy river Krishna. The Krishna Pushkaram, which comes once every 12 years is considered to be the most important and attracts a major crowd during the season. Even though many Poojas are held during this time, there is a belief that if any devotee visits these temples during this time, they even completed the darshan of 12 Shivalingas or Jyotirlingas which are located across the country. this temple has that much power. The temple has many forms of Shiva Lingas inside. Looking deep into the architecture, the architect is made up of many pillars. And the shrines represent the architectural skills of Telangana.

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Moreover, the temple has a wooden Lingam, Sangameshwar, which is believed to have been installed by Dharmaraja, who was the eldest of the Pandavas, after their visit to Srisailam Mallikarjuna temple. The temple is considered a place of religious or holy sanctity due to being built at the confluence of seven rivers and remaining visible for two months, including Krishna River, Bhavanasi, and other five rivers that merge beforehand, including, Bhadra, Tunga, Veni, Bheemarathi, and Malapaharini. 

How to reach the Temple:

  1. By Road- visitors can reach the place from Pebber or Vanaparthy. The temple is located about 10 kms from Kollapur, 65 km from Pebber, and 60 km from Vanaparthy. It is about 120 km from Mahabubnagar. There are private buses available frequently from Kollapur to reach the temple.
  2. By Train- the nearest railway station is located at Gadwal which is 95km from the destination.

By Air- The nearest Airport is Rajeev Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.

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