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Mogili, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India



Mogileswara Swamy is the main deity of this temple. Here lord is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the linga form. Ganapati and Dakshinamurti on the South, Vishnu on the West, Brahma and Durga on the North. The Kasi-Viswanatha and the Devi shrines are situated in the North-east corner of the main shrine.

Interesting Facts

  • South to this temple, a big hill is situated with a big stone of 3 miles in diameter and more than 100 feet in height. This stone is popularly known as Devara Konda.

Best Season To Visit

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


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, Chittoor
31.5 KM 08572-233581
Railway Station Road, Chittoor
31.4 KM 08572-231988
Tirupati International Airport
117 KM 0877-2275354


Sri Mogileswara Swamy temple main deity of Lord Shiva was first found by Mogilliappa (a farmer) who later placed it under a Mogili tree, and started worshipping it. That’s why this temple was named as Mogileeswara Temple. The temple is facing towards East direction and constructed in Chola style of Architecture.

This temple has three Gopurams. The temple tower was constructed with grate sculpture work. The superstructure of the gopura is built with brick and mortar in four diminishing tiers with kuta, sala and panjara elements. The temple has a Dhwaja Stambham. The square garbhagriha houses linga on a vedi. The vimana which rises above the garbhagriha contains a single tala with the series kuta, panjara, sala, panjara and kuta. Above this ekatala, is the phalaka containing nandis in the four corners.

There are niches on the outer walls of the garbhagriha and antarala. The images in these niches are Ganapati and Dakshinamurti on the south, Vishnu on the west, Brahma and Durga on the north. Over the niches makaratorana is absent. Among the two inscriptions found in the temple, the earliest-belong to the 6th year of Rajaraja I (A.D. 991). In this record, the temple is referred to as Tirumaniyural Nayanar and the village as Mulibil. The other record belongs to the Vijayanagara king Vira Harihararaya. The portrait sculptures on the pillars in the mukhamandapa are good specimens of the folk art of the period. The main entrance of the mukhamandapa is in the east with a doorway. There are two dwarapalakas flanking the entrance of the mukhamandapa. The mandapa contains four pillars with Chola capitals. The pillar in the North-east corner has on its middle square two figures, a male and a female standing in anjali pose. The pradakshina surrounding the garbhagriha, antarala and mukhamandapa contain pillars with Chola capitals.

There is Pushkarini in the premises of the Sri Mogileswara Swamy temple with perennial waters flowing from the mouth of Nandi, the sacred bull, which is a good source of drinking water for the public irrespective of the seasons. The temple tank is situated to the south of the main shrine. The tank is surrounded on the south and west by a pillared verandah.

Religious Significance

The essential heavenly nature of the asylum was Lord Shiva was first found by Mogilliappa and he later set Lord Shiva under a Mogili tree and a while later started supplication and worshipped God. Sri Mogileswara Swamy Temple was built in 10th century. The prakara wall, gopura, Kamakshi, Kasi-Viswanatha and Devi shrines and pillared verandah may be dated to about 12th or 13th century A.D. The temple was constructed by pepper merchants. Vijayanagara Kings was contributed for this temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM



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
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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