One day Lord Mallikarjuna came in a dream of a shepherded and informed him that he made the hill Indrakeeladri and enshrined in it in a Putta Matti(Soft earth ) to fulfill the desires of the devotees. There is a staunch belief among the devotees that their desires are fulfilled by worshipping the deity Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Devasthanam is located in Komuravelli on the Karimnagar – Hyderabad Highway which is also known as Rajiv Rahadari.
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Devasthanam temple is dedicated to fierce looking diety Lord Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy along with Kethamma and Medalamma on both sides of the deity. Devotees often refer this deity as Komuravelli Mallanna. This is one of the most frequented and famous temples in the Telangana region.
People from all over the state visit this temple on different occasions.Komuravelli ‘Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Devasthanam’ is one of the prominent Siva temples in the northern Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. It is next to Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple-Vemulawada and Mukteshwara Swamy Temple-Kaaleshwaram in popularity.
The pilgrims often refer to the god as ‘Komaravelli Mallana’. The temple is located in a cave on the ‘Indrakeeladri’ hillock at a distance of 110 Kms from warangal. The uniqueness of this temple is that the lord Shiva appears here in ‘vigraha rupam'(statue) other than the usual ‘linga rupam’.
The temple is maintained by the Endowments Department of the state government. Every year Lakhs of pilgrims visit this temple on the eve of Makara Sankranthi because at this time of the year the Brahmotsavam starts in Komauravelli.
It is believed that the deity of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy which is a clay molded is made around 500 years back. As the devotees started visiting the temple and as the rush increased the committee of the temple started developmental activities in the temple and made arrangements for the devotees and also built and renovated mandapamas and choultries, rest rooms, water facility etc.
Pedda Patnam which is celebrated on the Maha Sivaratri usually attracts lakhs of pilgrims.Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Devasthanam made provisions for the devotees to do online reservations for various pujas, offerings for annadanam and various other sevas.
It is believed that the lord has married ‘Gollakethamma’ from Yadava community and ‘Medalamma’ from the Linga Balija community and settled here. So, both the goddesses are equally worshiped here. As a sentiment, the people from both Yadava and Balija communities head all the important rituals.