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Chaya Someshwarer Temple

Significance

Significance

The shadow is apparent even today when you visit the temple. Although there is no pillar in front of the lingam, a shadow appears in the form of one of the pillars that have been sculpted outside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. It was till recently that it was a mystery that many failed to solve. The sculpture of the temple and intricately carved pillars add on to the beauty of this otherwise humble temple. The pillars are carved with stories from Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. The rare combination of simplistic yet advanced architecture along with intricate carvings gives this temple a unique touch. Devotees offer prayers with the combined blessing bestowed with enormous wealth, peace, harmony, and never-ending prosperity, eliminating all bad and evil effects and negativeness from planetary positioning, free from disease, and bad bondage's.

About

About

 Chaya Someshwar Temple located in Telangana, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The major attraction of this temple is its mysterious shadow/Chhaya on which the temple has been named too. There is a shadow that falls on the main deity, Shiva Lingam. The shadow is apparent even today when you visit the temple. Although there is no pillar in front of the lingam, a shadow appears in the form of one of the pillars that have been sculpted outside the sanctum of the temple. It was till recently that it was a mystery that many failed to solve. Chaya Someshwara Swamy Temple and Pachala Someshwara Swamy Temple. The Deity in the temple is famous as “Chaya Someshwara Swamy” due to the Vertical Chaya present in daylight, on the Shiva Lingam forming a permanent shadow of a pillar. The temple was built 11th – 12th centuries. One of the three (Trikutalayam) sanctum sanctorum and the pillars in front of it was designed in a way to cast a unified pillar’s shadow constantly on the lingam.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't

 

Do

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.


 

Don't s

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.


Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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