Someshwara Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu
Palakurthy Sri Someshwara Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is located at a distance of 50 Kms from Warangal on a hillock in the out skirts of Palakurthy Mandal head quarters of Jangaon District in Telangana state. Palakurthi is famous for its rich historical value. This historic temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and Vishnu who incarnated in two adjacent caves at a height of 120 meters on the hillock.
The legends Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are the two powerful gods of the Hindu trinity, there are two caves formed next to the hillock. The Someshwara Lakshmi Narasima Swamy temple is formed in the caves. This is the temple with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu sanctum in adjacent caves. The hills around the temple form a natural road for the devotees to circle the shrine. This road around the temple is used to do pradakshina by the devotees. The entrance to the temple is guarded by two dwarapalikas which are similar to Lord Shiva in Nataraj posture. The Dwarapalikas are done in black stone and we can see that they hold the damarukam or hand drum in one hand. The structures are in black stone and are shown holding the damaru or hand drum in one hand. Both are beautiful specimens of architecture and are well worth a look. A Nandi bull graces the entrance to the Shiva temple. Both shrines are housed within narrow caves lending a different atmosphere to the whole place. This place once flourished which the adherents of 'Veera Saiva' sect of Hiduism has lost prominence in cource of time presently it is a famous pilgrimage centre in Jangaon district. Pilgrims mostly from Karnataka and Maharashtra. Mainly the Veera Saivas will certainly make a visit once in year to have the blessings of presiding deities and Somanadhakan.
Palakurthi has been known to be the birthplace of poets and revolutionaries of India. It is a birth place of famous poet Palakurthy Somanadha Kavi of 12 the century. His samadhi can be seen here. Maha Kavi Bammera Pothana another famous writer who has written the Maha Bhagavatm is also from here only (nearby village Bammera).
The temple assumes great focus during the Maha Shiv Ratri festival.
Best accommodation is available at Warangal City. Buses and private transport is available from Warangal. Jangaon city is also have good Hotels and lodges for the devotees.
Bommera Potana Samadhi, Ghanpur group of temples, Valmidi Sri Rama Temple, Visnoor Deshmukh Fort and Chilpur Gutta are the nearest famous places to visit.
TSRTC runs buses from Jangaon(35.3 km), Ghanpur(24.3 km) and Hanamkonda(50.6 km) cities.
By train Kazipet junction(44.3 km) is the nearest railway station which have a good connectivity with all the major cities of India. Another railway stations near to this temple are Station Ghanpur (22.4 km) and Jangaon Railway station(35.6 km).
The nearest airport is Hyderabad International Airport which is 174 km.
- Morning 6:30 AM To 7:30 PM
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