Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple (also known as Komuravelli Mallanna Temple) is a Hindu temple located on a hill in Komuravelli village of Siddipet district in Telangana state. It is located near Siddipet on SH–1 Rajiv Rahadari and about 85 kilometers from Hyderabad. This temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Mallikarjuna swamy (an incarnation of Lord Shiva).
About The Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
The main deity of the temple is Mallanna or Mallikarjuna Swamy. Mallanna along with his consorts Golla Kethamma, a form of Goddess Ganga and Medalamma, another form of Goddess Parvati are at the main temple. The deity is also called as Khandoba by the Maharashtrian people.
The Oggu Katha singers sing the tale of Mallanna here. Devotees offer prayers to Mallanna with the help of Oggu Pujaris who draw a rangoli called as Patnam ( A form of offering prayers to Lord ) in front of Lord Mallanna inside temple and also in temple’s verandah.
Komuravelli Mallanna story
There is no written script for the Lord Mallanna story. The story of Mallanna is sung in “Oggu Katha”. In this Oggu katha, Swamy Mallanna married goddess Medallamma by facing conditions which are put up by her brothers. Goddess Medallamma is also called as Bramarambika, who is consort of Lord Shiva.
Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Festival
Maha Shivaratri and Ugadi are the major festival celebrated in this temple.
Large numbers of devotees visit here during Maha Shivaratri when the Pedda Patnam is celebrated and during the Agni Gundaalu which is celebrated on the Sunday falling before the Ugadi.
The festive season, called as Jatara begins from Sankranti and lasts till Ugadi. Large number of devotees offers prayers to the deity on all Sundays which falls in between Sankranti and Ugadi.
Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Timings
The temple remain opens 06:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the morning and 03:00 PM to 08:30 PM in the Evening.
How to reach the Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
The nearest airport is Hyderabad International Airport. Someone needs to hire a cab or taxi from airport to reach the temple.
The nearest Railway Station to the temple is Jangaon about 33KM. Train Services from Hyderabad city are available to Jangaon station daily. From Jangaon station one has to hire Taxi to reach the temple.
The TSRTC and APSRTC regular bus services are available from Hyderabad and other town of the state to reach the temple.