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Kaleshwaram Temple – Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple

Kaleshwaram Temple is located at Kaleshwaram Town in Karimnagar District in Telangana. The shrine is popularly known as Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy Temple and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The shrine is located on the banks of Godavari River.

 The popular belief is that Kaleshwaram is the Triveni Sangamam or the meeting point of Pranahita River, Godavari River and the Saraswati River. 

The unique aspect of the Kaleshwaram Temple is that there are two Shivlings on a single pedestal or panavattam. Ammavaru his consort is worshiped separately. 

Shiva is worshipped here as Mukteshwara and Kaleshwara. Kaleshwar Shivling symbolically represents Lord Yama.

Kaleshwaram, Draksharamam and Srisailam are together known as Trilinga Desham.

There is also a unique sculpture of fish in the temple, which is noteworthy.

There are also murtis of Ganesha, Mother Goddess, Hanuman and Dattatreya in the temple.

Mondays and Pradoshas in a month are highly auspicious.

Special pujas and rituals are held during Kartik Month (October - November).

Mahashivratri is the most important festival observed here.

Godavari Pushkaram, Saraswati Pushkaram and Parineeta (Sapranitantasi) (Pranahita) Pushkaram are observed here.