#14 of 19 Places to Visit in Srisailam
Distance (From Srisailam): 4.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Opposite To Phaladhara Panchadhara
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: 1. Phaladhara & Panchadhara is just opposite to Hatekeswaram and both places can be visited together.
2. This place is on the way to Sikharam (3.5 Kms) and can be visited together.
At a distance of 4.5 Km from Srisailam, 5 km from Srisailam Temple & 10 km from Srisailam Dam, Hatekeswaram, on the way to Sikharam and opposite to Phaladhara & Panchadhara is a small shrine dedicated Lord Shiva. According to legends, God Shiva appeared to a potter devotee at this place in Atika (Piece of Pot) and hence named as Atikeswaram and later it became as Hatakeswaram. Another tradition gives the name to this place from a particular yogic school known as Hatayoga, one of the forms of Astangayogas (the eight yogas). It is situated between Srisailam town & Srisailam Dam.
Some historians located a laboratory of Akhemy (Rasayoga) at this place during medieval times. The present temple dedicated to Hatakeswara Swamy is stone structure built around 12th century.
Timings: 6 AM to 9 PM