Sri Neelakanteshwara Temple
#9 of 12 Places to Visit in Nizamabad
Distance (From Nizamabad Bus Station): 2.2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Within Nizamabad City
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2.2 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, Sri Neelakanteshwara Temple is an ancient temple situated in Nizamabad town.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sri Neelakanteshwara temple is located in Kanteshwar colony of Nizamabad. This temple is famous for its stunning architecture. The deity Lord Shiva gains the name of Neelakanteshwara due to the presence of blue throat. It is about 500 years old temple and attracts a large number of devotees.
According to the history, Kanteshwar Temple was constructed by the Satavahana king Satakarni II for the Jains. Later during Kakatiya period the temple was converted as a Shiva temple. The structure resembles the nagara architecture. The artwork on walls and pillar of the temple represents the great architectural history.
The annual festival along with Chariot ceremony is celebrated in Jan/Feb on a grand scale. Another significant feature of the festival is that the sun rays fall on The Siva Linga only on the Rathasaptami Day (Chariot ceremony). Shivaratri is another important festival celebrated here.
Timings: 6 am to 7:30 pm.