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NEELAKANTESWARA TEMPLE

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Location : Nizamabad
Presiding Deity : Neelakantheswara
Significance : Sun's Rays Fall On The Shiva Lingam On The Rathasaptami Day


The Neelakantheswara Temple is located on a picturesque hillock in Nizamabad town. 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 (January-February) and it is at this time the Neelakantheswara Festival is celebrated for two days. Special prayers are offered on this day. About 30,000 devotees attend this festival.

HOW TO GET THERE

Rail: Nizamabad town has a railway station.

Road: Nizamabad is well connected by road with Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal, Nanded (Maharashtra) and Hyderabad city.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel accommodation is available in Nizamabad.



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