Chaya Someswara Panagal

Chaya Someswara Panagal Temple is located in Nalgonda district. The presiding deity Lord Siva is called by Chaya Someswar Swamy. The temple is famous for the Vertical Chaya (shadow) on the presiding deity. The shadow remains steady from Sunrise to Sunset. It is a marvellous engineering construction. The Sanctum Sanctorum is in the West and the presiding deity is facing East.

Chaya Someswara Panagal History

This temple was built during the 11th and 12th Century AD by Ikshvaku dynasty.  This temple was later renovated by Kunduru Cholas in 12th Century A.D.  Temple walls are carved with the Epics from Mahabharata and Ramayana. Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple also called by Thrikutalayam which means three Garbha Grihas.

Scientific Reason behind the Shadow

The shadow (Chaya) appears on the presiding deity is due to the distraction of Light on the pillars.

Temple Timings

  • Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon Hours: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Darshan Duration: 10 to 15 mins during weekdays. 20 to 30 mins during weekends.

Dress Code: Any decent outfit.

Temple will be crowded during Sivaratri festival days, Karthika Masam.

How to reach Chaya Someswara Panagal?

By Air

  1. The nearest International airport is at Hyderabad which is 117 km away.
  2. Next, nearest is the airport is at Vijayawada which is 203 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Nalgonda which is 2.1 km away
  2. Direct Train to Nalgonda is available from all parts of the country.

By Road

  1. The Direct bus to Nalgonda is available from Nalgonda with high frequency.

Chaya Someswara Panagal Gallery