Kadile Papahareshwar Temple

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple adilabad

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple

#AdilabadTourism: Kadile Papahareshwar Temple: Before we discuss, the complete history of Adilabad district temples. At current, we provided complete information of Sri Kadile papahareshwar temple located at Adilabad district, it is the part of Telangana tourism.

Important Note: Kadile is a village located is Adilabad district of Telangana State.

History of Temple:

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple is located in the village named Dilawarpur, Bazarhathnoor mandal, very close to Nirmal town, in the district of Adilabad, in the state of Telangana, in South India.

Papahareshwara, also known as Papanna, implies that the Lord will wipe off all sins.

One such great religious temple is the “Kadile Papahareshwar Temple” of Lord Papahareshwara Swami, which is one of the forms of lord Shiva. This temple has a very serene and pious environment. The temple consists of garbhagriha and antarala with pillared mandapa. Beautiful sculptures such as Vishnu in the form of Varahamurthy carrying Bhudevi and Saivite dwarapalas carrying khatvanga, naga etc. in their hands are seen in the temple complex, dating back to Chalukyan period (10th -11th century A.D).

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple adilabad
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Adilabad Image Source: www.manatemples.net

The temple earned the name of “Kadile Papahareshwar Temple”, since it is believed that the idol of lord Papahareshwar here slightly swings, hence it is called ‘Kadile’ and the name ‘Papahareshwara’ is because the God is believed to wipe off all sins.

The Shiva Lingam in this temple has a special significance. It is believed that the Shiva Lingam slightly swings. According to the legend, Bhargava Rama killed his mother on his father order. And to wash off his sin, he installs thirty-one Shiva Lingas in other places and installs the thirty-second Linga here, and when the Lingam moved, Bhargava assumed that all his sins are removed.

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Lord Shiva
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Lord Shiva Photos Image Source: www.manatemples.net

At this temple, devotees and pilgrims perform various types of special poojas, yagna, homams and other religious activities and functions in a religious manner.


There is an idol of Nandi in front of Kadile Papahareshwara temple. According to a legend, the devotees can hear ‘Om Namahshivaya’ if they place an ear against Nandi’s ear.

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Nandi
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Nandi Image source: https://www.facebook.com/kadilepapahareshwar.devasthan

Lord Ganesha:

This Idol (Murthi) of Lord Ganesha was earlier destroyed/taken away by unknown people and was not there in the temple. When shri Awadhooth Maharaj started staying in Kadile Papahareshwara Temple he received the Ganesh Murti from Godavari Mata /Holy river Godavari Devi during his holy bath at the Old Sangvi Godavari Bank. While taking the bath in the river along with the villagers he received it (Ganesh Idol) in the flow of water. If you observe clearly you will find the similarity of the colour of rock and the style of Shilpa Kala are the same with Nandi Idol. Ganesh Murti was reinstalled in the Kadile Papahareshwara Temple.

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Ganesh
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Ganesh

Architectural Significance:

  • Kadile Papahareshwar Temple is built based on the South India temple architectural styles and patterns.
  • It has small Gopuram and a Dwajasthambam installed in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • On the other hand, this temple is also known for the unique Shivalingam, which has been installed in the Garbha Gudi. The entire temple structure is really small in size when compared to other Hindu temples of this particular region.
  • The pillars of the prayer hall are dotted with images of local deities in different forms. It is strongly believed that the temple’s architecture has perfect blends of Marathi and Kannadiga styles and patterns in certain aspects.


The great legend Parushuram who is believed to be one of the incarnations of God Vishnu performed penance as a repentance of his sins. Parashurama surrendered himself to Lord Papahareshwar after slaughtering his mother’s head in order to get rid of his sins and attain salvation.


  • On this festive day, special Shiva pooja is performed at this shrine from mid-night with the large scale participation of local people and adherent devotees of this district.
  • At this temple, daily special poojas are conducted at different timings. A large number of tourists and devotees visit this temple on these occasions with family members, relatives and close friends.

Jatara: March and July-August

This folk festival is held during every Sravana month (July-August) for 30 days and for three days during Shivarathiri that falls in the month of March.

Sub-shrines in the Temple:

There are sub-shrines in the temple for Lord Gajanana, Brahma, Varaha, Uma Maheswari, and Vishnu. On the north-east side of the Kadile Papahareshwara temple, there is a shrine for Goddess Annapurna Devi. There is also an idol of Nandi in front of Kadile Papahareshwara Shrine.

Nearby places you can visit are the Lakshmi Narayana Swami Temple and the Kuntala and Pochera Waterfalls.

Temple Timings: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.

It is a famous temple visited by devotees and travellers.

How to reach:

(Via Buses)

  • Situated 20 km from Nirmal, and is on the way to Basar.
  • In order to reach Kadile you have to travel 210 km from Hyderabad to reach the Nirmal city from and from Nirmal, you will have to take a bus to travel on the Bhainsa route.
  • After travelling some distance, you can see the Satmala hills from the windows, and after moving further and crossing few villages amidst the hills, you will reach Kadile which in the center of pleasant nature in a small valley.

(Via Train)

  • Nearest railway station is Armoor Railway Station which is 52 km away from the temple. Govt RTC buses run from here to visit the temple.

(Via Flight)

  • The nearest airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur, Maharashtra which is 264 km away from the temple. Bus and taxi services are available to access the temple.

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