Historical Back Ground

Preamble – Foreword : India is a spiritual and sacred land. It is a land of many Rishis, Munis, Vedantha Scholars and devotees. Vedas spread and Ashramas floourished in this holy land. The Earth, Air, Fire, Water, plants and flora of this place are sacred and holy for Indians. Several temples were constructed and many more are under construction for liberating humanity from human-material bondages and take to eternal world.

Note: No linga's Prathisthapana.

Sri Umaparthiva Kotilingeshwara Kshethram was established in Siddipet Town, District Medak,Telangana. This Kshethram is located in Siddipet at a distance of 2.5 kms from Bus Stand towards en route to Medak.

The Sankalp (Idea) to construct this Kshethram was initiated by Sri Sri Sri Parama Hamsa Madanananda Swamy., Sri T. Mallaiah, Sri T. Rangaiah, Sri T. Kotaiah, Sri T. Lingaiah and Sri. T. Rajesham sons of Late Sri Tadkamadla Veeraiah – Rangamma are working hard continuously for its multifaceted development.

Bio-data of Sri Sri Sri Madanananda Swamy

Sri Sri Sri Madananada Swamy’s Pre Ashrama (earlier) name was Laxminarayana. He was born on Shravana Shudha Dashami of Shobha Kruthu (1902) Samvastaram at Tekmal (V & M) of Medak Dist. Ravi Koti Narsamma and Narahari were his parents. Shreethi Koundinyasa was his Gothram.

Since childhood Swamiji possessed with Vairagya features & thinking (detachment) daily he used to do ‘Anna Danam’ (Free Feeding). He entered into “Thuriyashramam” with the blessings of Sri Madhavananda Swamy the head of Sri Sadananda Ashramam of Basava Kalyan. This ceremony was performed in Vyshakamasa of Paribhavi year. He installed several Devatha Murthis ( Idols) at Sangameshwara Temple of Koppole.

Lord Vaishnava Murthulu ordered him in a swapna (dream) to construct and establish temple of Parthiva (Earth) Lingams. In Kaliyuga worship of Parthiva Lingams is important and significant.

According to Shivapuranam :
“Kruthe Mani Maya Lingam
Threthayam Hema Samyutham
Dwapare Paradam Shrestam
Kalau Parthiva Poojanam”

On the basis of yuga worship of Ratna (diamond) Lingam in Krutha Yuga, Swarna (Golden) Lingam in Thretha Yuga, Rasa Lingam, In Dwapara Yuga and Parthiva (Earth) Lingam in Kaliyuga is important and significant to obtain and get ‘Vishesha Phalam’ (Special Fruits of Reward). People who worship one crore lingams will be rewarded with infinite fruits of returns.

Therefore Swamyji started searching for suitable place to establish and construct Kotilingeshwara Temple. Swamyji’s devotees suggested the names of their respective villages, but Swamyji was not satisfied. At the same time one devotee from Siddipet accidentally had Swamyjis Darshan at Koppole village. At this time unexpectedly and suddenly an idea erupted to Swamiji. He asked his devotees to write the name of village (place) where they want temple on a piece paper and keep at the feet of Lord Sangameshwara Swamy. Then he ordered one devotee to pickup one piece of paper. As per the wish of Bhagvan that piece of paper contained the name of Siddipet. Swamyji bewildered and was in state of confusion because Siddipet is unknown place to him and there were non of his devotees and disciples. How to build Kotilingala Temple in such a place was not understandable. On the order of Lord Koppole Sangameshwara Swamy Madanananda Swamiji arrived in Siddipet in Jyestamasa of Rakshasa Nama Samvastaram and stayed at Sharabeshwaralayam. There devotees have made Parthiva (Earth) Lingams.