Sri Chaya Someswara temple in Nalgonda, Telangana
Sri Chaya Someswara temple was very famous in Kakatiya dynasty and this temple was built in 11th and 12th centuries. The Temple is known for there being an everlasting shadow on the presiding god of the lord Shiva’s Linga in the main temple at any time of the day.
In Pangal 2 famous shiva temples are Chaya Someswara Temple and Pachala Someswara Temple. This Sri Chaya Someswara temple is very closer to Hyderabad
Pangal was an important religious place during kakatiya’s period and Kakatiya’s greatest king Pratap Rudra on Pachala Someswera temple supports the claim that, these temples were erected for the greater glory of the Kakatiya ruler’s favorite god, Shiva.
The temple is having 3 Garbhagudis, in which the main temple of the thrikutalaayam is located in west and facing east contains a continuing shadow in the type of one pillar from dawn to crepuscule (Throughout the day).
How to Reach Sri Chaya Someswara temple:
Distances from major cities are:
11kms from Nalgonda
106kms from Hyderabad
150kms from Warangal