Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple - Somasila
#4 of 12 Places to Visit in Mahabubnagar
Distance (From Mahabubnagar): 105 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: 9 Km From Kollapur
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: Kollapur (9 kms),Jatprole (17 km) can be visited along with this place
At a distance of 9 km from Kollapur, 105 km from Mahabubnagar and 186 km from Hyderabad, Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy temple is a Hindu temple located at Somasila village in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.
Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple is a highly revered shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to have been built during the 7th century. Somasila is a well-known tourist attraction of Mahabubnagar that consists of 15 temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are enshrined with several Shivalingas. The temple was shifted from old Somasila village to higher altitude to protect it from being submerged in Krishna water during the construction of Srisailam Dam. The surroundings of Somasila are also known for its scenic beatury.
Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are the main festivals celebrated here. The Pushkar Snanam during the Krishna Pushkaram which occurs once in 12 years is auspicious.
Kollapur, at a distance of 9 kms from Somasila is also famous for several temples and can be visited together. Boating facilities is also available at Somasila in the backwaters of Srisailam Dam.