Vastavam web: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Sunday announced allocation of Rs 100 crores for developing ancient Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy temple, situated on the banks of river Godavari, into a tourist destination and a spiritual hub.
According to Telangana Tourism department, the temple is located in Kaleshwaram town in Karimnagar district and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Noting that the prestigious Kaleswaram irrigation project was on the verge of completion, Rao in a release said the Kaleshwaram area has to be developed as a tourist destination. The most iconic aspect of the temple is the presence of two Lingams holding on to a single pedestal or the ‘Panavattam.’
Meanwhile, KCR, as Rao is referred to, visited the Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy temple and goddess Parvati temple Sunday along with family members. He instructed the District Collector to procure 600 acres land for the development of the temple, the release from the CM’s office said.
He further said residential quarters would be built for temple priests, besides a vedic school and a college, which would be an integrated complex.