Saleswaram-‘Amarnath’ of South

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Saleswaram, often termed as Telangana Amarnath Yatra, is one of the oldest divine destinations in the Telugu-speaking region of South India, in the Nallamala Forest range of Mahbubnagar (Telangana)-Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) border, near the famous Srisailam.
The temple has its history dating back to DwaparaYuga, where, King Arjuna of Pandavas was said to have performed japa, for getting Paasupataastra from Lord Shiva.  The main deity at this place is called ‘Lingamaiah’ and is located in deep caves. This is also a destination of scenic beauty with a long waterfall (thousand meters high) and the natural forest view. Enthusiasts also choose this destination for their ‘trekking’ activity.

Thousands of devotees visit this temple during the Pournami day. This temple will be open only for 4-5 days before and after Poornima day falling in the Chaitra Maasam (March-April), and remains closed during the rest of the year. For the current year- 2017, the temple is open from April 9-13, 2017. Devotees have to walk through the Nallamala forest (core Tiger zone) to reach this divine destination, and Amrabad Tiger Point is the nearest landmark.


Author: Punyakshetram

Interested in covering pilgrimage-centric stories and interesting facts about various Hindu temples across the world.

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