Uma Maheshwara Swamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in the picturesque Nallamala forest range. It is situated nearly 100 kilometers away from Hyderabad on Hyderabad-Srisailam highway in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. Umamaheshwaram is considered as the northern gateway of Srisailam and as one of the jyotirlingas. Uma Maheshwara Swamy Temple has been mentioned in many Vedic scriptures. Devotees believe that a visit to Srisailam, without visiting Umamaheshwaram is incomplete.
The temple is located atop a hill which is covered by huge trees. These hill ranges shield this temple including the long stretch to Papanasanam. All through day there is hardly any sunlight, which falls on this stretch, which maintains the temperature below the normal year round.
Sri Uma Maheshwara Swamy Temple in Mahabubnagar consists of a Shivalinga, which has two colours. This is white on one side and red on the other side. There is a huge tank near the temple. The history of Umamaheshwara Swamy temple can be traced back to the 2nd century AD and it was reportedly built during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya.
The deity in this temple was spotted in a naturally formed cave. The continuous flow of water from the surrounding hillocks falling on this beautiful temple makes one feel as if Goddess Ganga is bestowing her purity here.
How to Reach
Uma Maheshwara Swamy temple is located near Achampet in Mahabubnagar district, in the picturesque Nallamala forest range, around 100 kilometers away from Hyderabad.
Where to stay
Tourists can choose to stay at Hyderabad or Mahabubnagar, before they travel to Uma Maheshwara Swamy temple.