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PATALA SOMESWARA TEMPLE

Kamalapuram, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

The main deity of the temple is known as Someshwara and also known as Pathala someshwara. Here lord is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Interesting Facts

  • This temple is situated on Penna River, Papagni river.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (33.7°C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (26°C during day and 17 °C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
APSRTC Bus Stand Kamalapuram
350 MTRS 0866-2570005
Kamalapuram Railwaystation
1.7 KM 131
Tirupati International Airport
164 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

Patala Someswara temple is facing towards East direction. The Antarala and the Garbhagriha of this shrine are at a lower level (about to 2 feet) than the Mukhamandapa level. The Garbhagriha is built with stone and the superstructures is of brick. The doorway leading into the Garbhagriha is of Dhwisakha. Garbhagriha sanctum a life-size idol of God Shiva called Potala Someswarasvami set in a round panavattam, square sikhara. At the base on either side of the doorway the dwarapalas-Nandi and Mahakala figures are carved. The garbhagriha floor level is further lower than that of the antarala by about a foot. The Garbhagriha ceiling is hollow.

The Mukhamandapa, Antarala and Garbhagriha have the Padabandha Adhisthina. The mouldings are the upana, jagati, tripattakimuda and pattikaj the last moulding is large sized. The bhitti portions of the Mukhamandapa the Antarala and the Garbhagriha are plain and only a Jalavatayana is featured on the southern wall of the Mukhamandapa. An inscription recorded on the pillar outside the temple is dated A.D.925 and belongs to the reign of Bastrakuta Indra III.

Mandapams & Pillars - The Mukamandapa consists of six pillars. The Antarala is a square chamber and the floor level is lower than Mukamandapa floor level. Antarala, Garbhagriha roof is very plain hollow. The Rangamanda consists of sixteen pillars in four rows of four each. The central four pillars are square shape and all pillars are belong to the Chakrabhandana. The Rangamandapa consists of sixteen pillars in four rows of four each. All the pillars belong to the Citrakhanda type. The central four pillars are square in section and have a square base and a square cube with an octagonal shaft connecting each other. In the upper portion these pillars show lasuna, Tadi, Padma, and Phalaka. The Kumbha part over the tadi is constricted.the pillars of this Mandapa are devoid of any carvings, except the left side pillar off the East entrance which has on the Southern face, a small Ganesa figure in seated posture. The Mandapa has entrances on the East, the North and the South. In between the four central pillars the ceiling of this Mandapa forms into a lozenge inset with a lotus medallion. The Mukhamandapa consists of six pillars of Citrakhanda type of the six pillars four are located in the central square the remaining two flank the antarala doorway. The four central pillars of this mandapa are quite similar to the central pillars of the Rangamandapa. The two pillars flanking the doorway are of citrakanda type. The pillars carry no carvings. The ceiling in between the four central pillars foims into a lozenge and exhibit a lotus medallion. The Temple is built with Stone and Brick.

History

Patala Somesvara Temple was built in 925 A.D. Pallavas, Rashtrakuta king Indra III, Renadu cholas & Vaidumbas are contributed for this temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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