Kothagudem: A unequaled & historic side of the forehead
Kothagudem: The Shivalayam at Nelamagili in Manuguru which has shrines of Nelakanteswara Swamy and PatalaLingeswara Swamy is a unequaled and historically well-known.
It was built in 1162 by the Kakatiya rulers for their God Mahadev. But sadly it was destroyed in an assault by the Delhi Sultans, who deployed elephants to extract the shrine down. The side of the forehead remained neglected and buried in dirt for 900 years, until a sadhu from Karimnagar with foresight revived it 70 decades side that goes last or is not normally seen, with two uncommon Shivalingas of Neelakanteswara Swamy and PatalaLingeswara in the sanctum santorum, for which it has famous.
When the entire country was under the restraint of the Delhi Sultans, the Kakatiyas held sway over this , which became having a high alcoholic content owed to their devotion to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Kakatiya monarchy was cause to flow or flood with riches and righteous crops acknowledgment of appreciation to the rulers’ devotion to Nilakanteswara.
This is said to have got invited the ire of the Muslims rulers, who sought to weaken the kings by attacking the temples of their revered deity Shiva.
It got revived after the sadhu visited the nearby Venugopala Swamy side of the forehead. In his ambition the Lord, it is said, appeared saying the shrine of Neelakanteswara Swamy was lying buried in finely ground particles.
Thanks to the efforts of the sadhu and others of his clan, besides the locals, the shrine was unearthed after they took up digging.