Lord Shiva

Temple History

Sri Umaparthiva Kotilingeshwara Kshethram was established in Siddipet Town. The Sankalp (Idea) to construct this Kshethram was initiated by Sri Sri Sri Parama Hamsa Madanananda Swamy., Sri T. Mallaiah, Sri T. Rangaiah, Sri T. Kotaiah, Sri T. Lingaiah and Sri. T. Rajesham sons of Late Sri Tadkamadla Veeraiah – Rangamma are working hard continuously for its multifaceted development.
Sri Sri Sri Madananada Swamy’s Pre Ashrama (earlier) name was Laxminarayana. He was born on Shravana Shudha Dashami of Shobha Kruthu (1902) Samvastaram at Tekmal (V & M) of Medak Dist. Ravi Koti Narsamma and Narahari were his parents. Shreethi Koundinyasa was his Gothram.

Since childhood Swamiji possessed with Vairagya features & thinking (detachment) daily he used to do ‘Anna Danam’ (Free Feeding). He entered into “Thuriyashramam” with the blessings of Sri Madhavananda Swamy the head of Sri Sadananda Ashramam of Basava Kalyan. This ceremony was performed in Vyshakamasa of Paribhavi year. He installed several Devatha Murthis ( Idols) at Sangameshwara Temple of Koppole.

Lord Vaishnava Murthulu ordered him in a swapna (dream) to construct and establish temple of Parthiva (Earth) Lingams. In Kaliyuga worship of Parthiva Lingams is important and significant.
On the basis of yuga worship of Ratna (diamond) Lingam in Krutha Yuga, Swarna (Golden) Lingam in Thretha Yuga, Rasa Lingam, In Dwapara Yuga and Parthiva (Earth) Lingam in Kaliyuga is important and significant to obtain and get ‘Vishesha Phalam’ (Special Fruits of Reward). People who worship one crore lingams will be rewarded with infinite fruits of returns.

Therefore Swamyji started searching for suitable place to establish and construct Kotilingeshwara Temple. Swamyji’s devotees suggested the names of their respective villages, but Swamyji was not satisfied. At the same time one devotee from Siddipet accidentally had Swamyjis Darshan at Koppole village. At this time unexpectedly and suddenly an idea erupted to Swamiji. He asked his devotees to write the name of village (place) where they want temple on a piece paper and keep at the feet of Lord Sangameshwara Swamy. Then he ordered one devotee to pickup one piece of paper. As per the wish of Bhagvan that piece of paper contained the name of Siddipet. Swamyji bewildered and was in state of confusion because Siddipet is unknown place to him and there were non of his devotees and disciples. How to build Kotilingala Temple in such a place was not understandable. On the order of Lord Koppole Sangameshwara Swamy Madanananda Swamiji arrived in Siddipet in Jyestamasa of Rakshasa Nama Samvastaram and stayed at Sharabeshwaralayam. There devotees have made Parthiva (Earth) Lingams.
There are 12 temples and 148 idols in this Kshethram. The broad and well built wide mukha mandapam with 36 pillars is a special attraction to the temple.


Additional Information

Siddipet offers several good and affordable hotels. Pilgrims can also stay at the Sadananda Ashram which provides basic facilities.

Siddipet City is well connected with other major cities and can be reached by bus that departs at regular intervals from Karimnagar (64 Km) and Secunderabad Jubilee Bus station (99 Km). Jangaon is the nearest railway station (67 Km). Shamshabad Airport is 153 km from the temple. This temple is 2.5 km from Siddipet Bus stand.
  • Morning 6:30 AM To 12:30 AM & Evening 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: 08457 222383, 9290078884