Saleshwaram Lingayya Swamy Temple of Shiva


Saleshwaram Lingayya Swamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is tucked inside a cave in Nallamala forest. Located away from the hustle-bustle of the city is what makes this temple popular. There is a waterfall a few meters away from the Shiva Linga where water gushes out from a stone. Stroll through the forest and admire the nature, which, by the way, is seen in its purest form. The place is frequented not only by thousands of devotees but also adventure seekers from all over the country.

It takes 4 hours, 14 minutes to travel from Achampet Bus Station to SaleshwaramLingayya Swamy Temple. Approximate driving distance between Achampet Bus Station and Saleshwaram Lingayya Swamy Temple is 212 kms or 131.7 miles or 114.5 nautical miles . Travel time refers to the time taken if the distance is covered by a car.

Saleshwaram Temple Timings:

Day Timing
Monday 6:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 6:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saleshwaram Cave Temple Nallamala Forest Mahbubnagar Andhra Pradesh
    Nallamala Forest Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh – 509326

The significant feature of this temple is that, it will be opened only for 3 to 5 days during Chitra Purnima or the full moon day in April. Saleshwaram Lingamaiah temple is found about 10km from Nalamalla forest. It is famous for its wedge-shaped water fall,which seems to have been chiselled across a huge stone.  The Shiva Linga is in a cave next to the waterfall.

Festivals and Celebrations:
A fair named”Lingamaiah Jathra”, is organised in Saleshwaram Temple, once in two years. It attracts thousand of devotees towards the temple.
Lingamaiah Jathra,  a fair will be organised in Sleshwaram temple,  once in two years. It attracts thousand of devotees towards the temple.Saleshwaram is a favorite spot for the trekkers in Andhra Pradhesh. Thousands of devotees and other people visit the temple and the water falls every yearSaleshwaram is closed most of the year. It is open to devotees only on the first full moon day after Ugadi (Telugu New Year) and usually falls in the month of April.  There will be thousands of people at that time. At other times, one needs to get permission from forest officer to visit this beautiful place. There is also a forest path, used by the devotees long ago to reach Shrisailam.


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