Somasila Temple

Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy temple is a Hindu temple located at banks of Krishna River Somasila village in Nagarkurnool District of Telangana State, India.

It is believed to have been built during the 7th century. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity here. Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are celebrated here with much religious fervor.

The temple was shifted from old Somasila village to higher altitude to protect it from being submerged in Krishna water during the construction of Srisailam Dam.
Somasila is a well-known tourist attraction of Nagarkurnool that consists of 15 temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are enshrined with several Shivalingas.

Shivling, also spelt shivalinga, is the state of eternity, the symbolic idol of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is represented in the phallus form. The term shivling come from two words that is 'Leen' and 'Gati'. 'Leen' means 'dissolve' and 'Gati' means 'grow'. It means man should dissolve (Leen) in Shiva and then he should grow (Gati).

The shivling symbolizes the primeval energy of the Creator. At the end of all creation, during the great deluge, all the different aspects of God are believed to find a resting place in the shivling. The shivling is also a representation of the infinite Cosmic Column of fire, whose origins, Vishnu and Brahma were unable to trace.
The surroundings of Somasila are also known for its scenic beatury.

Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are the main festivals celebrated here.

A major draw is the festival, which is celebrated here once in 12 years. Pushkara Snanam – a dip in the Krishna River – is considered auspicious on this occasion. 

Boating facilities is also available at Somasila in the backwaters of Srisailam Dam.

Tourists can view the scenery around from the open deck while travelling in the boat. 

Kollapur at a distance of 9 kms from Somasila is also famous for several temples and can be visited together. 

 9 km from Kollapur
105 km from Mahabubnagar
186 km from Hyderabad