NEELAKANTHESWARA FESTIVAL

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Location : Nizamabad District
Temple : Neelakantheswara Temple
Significance : Sun's Rays Fall On The Shivalingam On The Rathasaptami Day
Month : January-February

The Neelakantheswara Temple is located on a picturesque hillock in Nizamabad district. Of the temples at the place, the shrine of Sri Neelakantheswara, depicting Jain architecture is the most important one for the Hindus.

In the Neelakantheswara temple, the Sun's rays fall on the 'Shivalingam' on the Rathasaptami Day and it is at this time the Neelakantheswara Festival is celebrated for two days. Special prayers are offered. About 30,000 devotees attend this festival.




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