Saleshwaram Temple, Lingamaiah Temple at a cave in Nallamala Forest near Srisailam

Saleshwaram Temple is a Lingamaiah Temple (Shiva Temple) located at a cave in Nallamala forest near Srisailam. The temple is situated in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The significant feature of this temple is – the temple will be opened only for 3-5 days during Chaitra Purnima or the Full Moon day in April.

Saleshwaram Lingamaiah Temple is found about 10 km into Nalamalla forest. It is famous for its wedge-shaped waterfall, which seems to have been chiselled across a huge stone. The Shiva Lingam is in a cave next to the waterfall.

Saleshwaram is situated at a distance of 30 KM from Mannanur, 50 KM from Srisailam in Tiger Reserve Nallama Forest.

‘Lingamaiah Jathara’, a fair will be organised in Saleshwaram temple once in two years. It attracts thousands of devotees to the temple.

Saleshwaram is a favorite spot for trekkers in Andhra Pradesh who love trekking. Thousands of devotees and other people visit the temple and waterfalls every year. APSRTC, Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, runs special busses during Chaitra Purnima to Saleshwaram.

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  1. History of Temple:
    1. This is very SACRED place. When Rama was in aranyavasa, he stayed here for some time and established the ‘Shiva Lingam’.
    2. Many saints and spiritual persons will be sitting and will be dhyana for years. As it s very powerful, they sit and do their puja. Because of this, when you go there feel very happy and peaceful. Where it is difficult to define the ‘state’ for a common man.


    By BuddyPrav at April 14, 2014 at 11:40 am
  2. shiva temple located in cave of nallamala forest

    By Suneeti at August 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm
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