Kazipet Swetharka Mula Ganapathi Temple is a Ganesha Temple located at Vishnuputi in Kazipet, Warangal in Telangana state. Swetharka Mula Ganapathi means the deity crafted or self-originated on the roots of White Calotropis tree.
Swetharka Mula Ganapathi Temple is one of the famous Ganesha Temples in Andhra Pradesh, after Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple. Devotees believe worshipping Swetharkamoola Ganapathi is highly meritorious.
Kazipet Ganapathi Temple was constructed with the financial assistance of the devotee desires have been fulfilled by Lord Ganesha, Sri Inavolu Anantha Mallaiah Sharma Siddanthi, the pious devotee cum archaka (priest) was engaged in Ganapathy Seva since 1996.
According to Mallaiah Sharma garu, Lord Ganesha in a celestial vision had instructed him to get his form from the roots of Tella Jilledu (Calotropis tree) of the premises of Mada Prabhakar Rao of Nalgonda district in AP.
Sri Sharma garu found the Murthy of Ganesha in the roots of Thella Jilledu. On, 4th May 1999, amidst the Vedic chantings, the Lord was installed at present Temple after the Prana Prathishta Mahotsavam. And on, 17th March 2002, the temple was constructed in a small area. After purchasing some land, the construction of the big temple (today’s temple) was completed on 1st January 2008.
‘Ganapathi Deeksha’ is the most famous ritual observed at the temple. Ardha Mandala Ganapathi Deeksha, Mandala Ganapathi Deeksha, Shodasha Deeksha and Ekadasha Deeksha are the four types of Deeksha dedicated to Lord Ganesha, based on the duration of the Deeksha.
The duration of Mandala Deeksha is 41 days, Ardha Mandala Deeksha is for 21 days, Shodasha Deeksha is of 16 days and the duration of the Ekadasha Deeksha is 11 days. All the above Deeksha begins in Shravana Masam and ends in Bhadrapada Masam after Vinayaka Chaturthi (Ganesh Chaturthi).