LALITHA SOMESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE SOMASILA

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Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple is a highly revered shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to have been built during the 7th century. Somasila is a well-known tourist attraction of Mahabubnagar that consists of 15 temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are enshrined with several Shivalingas. The temple was shifted from old Somasila village to higher altitude to protect it from being submerged in Krishna water during the construction of Srisailam Dam. The surroundings of Somasila are also known for its scenic beatury.

  • Distance (From Mahabubnagar): 105 Kms
  • Visited From: Kollapur (9 km)
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
  • Place Location: 9 Km From Kollapur
  • Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
  • Travel Tips: Kollapur (9 kms),Jatprole (17 km) can be visited along with this place
  • Timings:5AM-8PM
  • Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are the main festivals celebrated here.

Accommodation Facilities

There are no accommodation facilities exist at the destination. Pilgrims can stay at either Kollapur or Kurnool for lodging facilities. One guest room/house belongs to State Archaeology Department is available but it is not allotted to general public. Some of the pilgrims will stay/sleep under the trees in open places at the destination. Due to non-availability of accommodation facilities, the pilgrims/tourists generally visit in the morning and leaves this place in the evening.

Other Facilities

The temple authority organises bajans during Sivaratri Festival for a period of five days and also during Ekadasi & Karthika Masam for a period of 30 days. The authority also organise bajans on every Mondays also depending on the interest of pilgrims.

Boating facilities are available from Somasila to Amaragiri (5 km); Siddeswaram (5 km); Sangameswaram (3 km) and Durgam Guhalu-Caves (5 km).

At a distance of 9 km from Kollapur, 105 km from Mahabubnagar and 186 km from Hyderabad, Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy temple is a Hindu temple located at Somasila village in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.

Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple is a highly revered shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to have been built during the 7th century. Somasila is a well-known tourist attraction of Mahabubnagar that consists of 15 temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are enshrined with several Shivalingas. The temple was shifted from old Somasila village to higher altitude to protect it from being submerged in Krishna water during the construction of Srisailam Dam. The surroundings of Somasila are also known for its scenic beatury.

Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are the main festivals celebrated here. The Pushkar Snanam during the Krishna Pushkaram which occurs once in 12 years is auspicious.

Kollapur, at a distance of 9 kms from Somasila is also famous for several temples and can be visited together. Boating facilities is also available at Somasila in the backwaters of Srisailam Dam.