The Neelakantheswara Temple is located on a picturesque hillock in Nizamabad town. Of the temples at the place, the shrine of Sri Neelakantheswara, depicting Jain architecture is the most important one for the Hindus.Neelakanteshwara Temple is located atop a hillock in Nizamabad. An important shrine for the Jains, the Neelakanteshwara Temple is a wonderful example of Jain architecture. It holds a special place in the minds of the Jains and a visit to this temple is considered special.
An important day of worship is the Rathasaptami day, which falls in the month of January/February. On this day, the rays of the sun fall on the Shiva Lingam. Considered an auspicious day, people from far and wide converge at the Neelakanteshwara Temple to worship the deity with ardent fervour.
The temple is essentially a religious site and families would enjoy a visit to the shrine. The temple is open from dawn to dusk and offer a serene atmosphere to the devotees.
Some of the other attractions located nearby are the Ali Sagar Reservoir, Nizam Sagar Dam, Pocharam Sanctuary and the MoBay Undersea Tour. Nature lovers, adventure seekers, back packers and photography enthusiasts will find a visit to these sites rewarding.
Neelakanteshwara Temple is easily accessible from all parts of Nizamabad by local modes of transport. The best time for a comfortable visit would be the months of October to March.
In the Neelakantheswara temple, the Sun's rays fall on the Shivalingam on the Rathasaptami day (January-February) and it is at this time the Neelakantheswara Festival is celebrated for two days. Special prayers are offered on this day. About 30,000 devotees attend this festival.
HOW TO GET THERE
Rail: Nizamabad town has a railway station.
Road: Nizamabad is well connected by road with Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal, Nanded (Maharashtra) and Hyderabad city.