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Lord Sri Rama traveled through this area when he was in Aranyavasa so that it is a sacred place for the Hindus. This temple is located about 20 Kms from Shadnagar on National Highway No. 7 in between Hyderabad and Kurnool. The presiding deity is known as Shri Ramalingeswara Swamy in this village as this Shiva Linga was installed by Lord Rama. The deity is unique and sacred because the size of the Siva linga is increasing every year as per the belief of devotees. People believe that sages of Hindu Mythology visit this place during the night time. Idol of the Goddess (Consort of Lord Ramalingeswara Swamy) has been installed on near by hill. Every Year Sivarathri is celebrated in a very grand scale and People participate in large numbers to take the blessings of the deity.

Manyam Konda

Manyam Konda is located about 16 Kms from Mahaboob Nagar District head quarters towards Raichur. This is one of the important spiritual centers in Mahaboob Nagar District. In the ancient days sages / spiritual gurus like Narasimha Yogi, Ettepu Ramayogi, Kasirayalu, Veerappaiah, Yanumaddhasu were meditated here so that it is known as Munulakonda. During a passage of time it has been transformed to Manyam Konda. One can have a glimpse of the ancient caves where the sages / gurus did meditation over here. The main deity of this place is Sri Venkateswara Swamy and it is a Harihara Kshetra. This temple is located in a cave and it is perched on the top of three hills. Famous singer Sri Narayana Konda Hanumaddhas is having connection with this place. One can enjoy the scenic beauty at this place. Annual festival of this place is held on the day of Magha Purnima.


Gangapuram is one of the important temples existing in South India and it is mentioned in Skandha Purana. This place is located about 5 kms from Jadcherla towards Kalwakurthy in Mahaboob Nagar District. The place became very famous during the reign of Chalukya kings of Badami. The Chalukya King of Kalyani Sri Thrailokya Malla Someswarudu (1042 A.D. to 1063 A.D.) built Kesava Swamy temple. From then this place was known as Kesavapuram. Earlier it was called as Mayapuram, Mathsyapuram and Dhurithapuram etc. The main deity of this temple is Sri Kesava Swamy and the sculpture here is very attractive. There is an evidence of Jaina Kalamukha and Shaiva religions spread here. Every year festival of this temple will be celebrated on the day of Radhasapthami and people participate in this event on a large scale.

Uma Maheswaram (The North Gateway of Srisailam)

Uma Maheswaram
Uma Maheswaram (The North Gateway of Srisailam)
This temple is located in Achampet Mandal of Mahaboob Nagar District in between Hyderabad and Srisailam Highway and it is 3 Kms away from Rangapuram village after Achampet. Uma Maheswaram is a hill temple regarded as North Gate of Srisailam temple which is located in picturesque NallamalaForest. After killing Ravana, Sri Rama started pradakshina of Srisailam from this place. The important locations of this area are Papanashanam, water falls, Bhogamaheswaram and the caves where the sages did meditation. Uma Maheswaram is a celebrated temple since Kakatiya Period and Maha Shivarathri is celebrated with great splendor here. The importance of this temple is mentioned in Puranas and Epics. The waters in the hills and woods look very beautiful and it is very cool even in summer.

Sri Rama Temple, Sirisanagundla

This temple is located around 80 Kms from Hyderabad and Mahaboob Nagar and 4 Kms away from CharagondaVillage on the way from kalwakurthy to Devarakonda. This is one of the important Srirama Temples in Mahaboob Nagar Districts and it is located on a small hillock. This temple was constructed during 13th and 14th Centuries. Owing to the instructions of Srirama in a dream, the idol of this temple brought from Palvanur near Bhadrachalam. Earlier to this temple, Datthatreya Ashram and Muthyalamma temples were here. This hillock is covered with stone slab to an extent of 60 acres. Before this hillock you can find a small forest spread to an extent of 24 acres with Tamarind and Neem trees. From the top of the hillock you can see the natural beautiful locations in all directions. Srirama Navami will be celebrated in a grand way.

Adisila Kshetram - Modalikallu

This place is located about 18 Kms away from Gadwal. Sri Venkateshwara Swamy is the main deity here. The literal meaning of Modalikallu is first stone or Adisila in Sanskrit language. This Shrine is also called as Adisila Kshetram, Girishachalam and Rudrachalam. Gradually this Modalikallu has been changed to Madikal. As per place history, Lord Brahma has created a rock from which Sri Laxmi Venkateswara swamy is emanated, so, from that day onwards it is called as Adisila Kshetram.

One can see the idols of Sri Anjaneya Swamy, Narsimhaswamy, Anantha Seyanamurthy, Sridevi, Bhudevi in one rock. Gadwal ruler Sri Pedda Soma Bhopala has reconstructed this Temple. The importance and glory of this place was mentioned in Brahmanda Puranam. The Main Deity is also called as Thimmappa. Sacred water body (Pushkarini) can be seen nearer to the temple. Brahmostavam will be celebrated every year on the day of Margasira Pournami. Pilgrims from Karnataka also visit this Place.


This place is located about 5 Kms from Bijinepalli Mandal head quarters which is about 35 Kms away from Mahaboob Nagar. This is the only Shani temple in the country having 7 ½ feet idol of the God. The idol has been istalled along with Jwestha Devi on a vehicle is a very attraction. Special Poojas will be held in this temple on the eve of Shani Thrayodasi. This temple is attracting the pilgrims from the entire South India.

Kurumurthi Rayadu

This place is located about 25 Kms away from Kothakota which is on the National Highway No. 7 in between Hyderabad and Kurnool. Train Facility is also available from Hyderabad towards Kunool and the nearest station is Kurumurthi or Madanapuram. Kurumurthi is a hill temple and the main deity is Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy. In olden days the Temple was in a cave in between two mountains. The temple was constructed during A.D 1350 and it is very pleasant to have a Darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy in a cave. At present the cave has been removed and the temple was reconstructed. To reach the Temple there are Steps from the foot of the Hills. Sacred Water Body is located at the foot hills.

Jahangirpeer Dargha- A symbol of religious tolerance

This Place is located near Kothur Mandal head quarters on the National High No. 7 in between Hyderabad and Kurnool. It comes under Inmulanarva Grampanchayat. Bus Facility is also available from Hyderabad and Shadnagar. You can travel by train from Hyderabad to Kothur and from there you can go by Bus for 4 Kms. This Darga is famous nationally and internationally. Syed Gousuddhin and Syed Burhanuddin from Iraq came to India during 15 th Century and died at this place. The devotees have constructed graves on these two persons. People Believe that Aurangazeb, the King of Mughal Empire came inside Darga and he offered his prayers. Immediately he heard the word Salam from Darga. Many of these types of Stories are prevalent here. People from all religions are coming here to fulfill their wishes. Devotees are visiting to this Darga not only from India but also from Pakisthan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Indonesia. Every year in the month of January the Annual Celebrations will be held in this Darga.

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