Umamaheshwaram (Lord Shiva) Temple, Umamaheshwar

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The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, along with his consort Goddess Parvati known as Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba (just as in Sri Sailam) respectively.

The temple is considered as the Northern entrance to Sri Sailam.
More than the temple, the picturesque settings that surround it attracts the people. The temple is on a hill top, surrounded by lush and green Nallamalai forest. The natural vegetation of the Nallamalai trees provides this place a cool and relaxing atmosphere. The place is also known as ‘’Poorman’s Ooty’’, due to this admirable climate.

The Papanasini cave, near the temple, is another attraction. An age old, under grand spring brings water to a natural-made stone pot; non-stop, throughout the year. Every five minute or so this natural pot becomes full, and the water oozes out from it. No one is sure about the source of this perennial water source. Belief is that one gets absolved from his sins, if he takes a dip at this Thirtha. Thus this Thirtha became ‘’Papanasini’’ (the destroyer of sins).

Umamaheshwaram is 100 kilometers from Hyderabad and is near Achampet town and Rangapur.


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