Kaleshwaram (Bhupalpally): Finally, it seems that hurdles have been cleared for the development of Kaleshwara Mukteeshwara Swamy temple, said to be Dakshin Kasi, located on the banks of the confluence of rivers Godavari, Pranahita and Saraswathi. It has been more than 14 months since the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had promised to develop this unique temple where two Shiva Lingas are found on a single pedestal on the lines of Yadadri.
It may be noted here that the temple attracts huge number of pilgrims from the other side of the Godavari, especially Sironcha in Maharashtra. The temple has an assessable income of close to Rs 4 crore per annum. Since the high-level bridge across Godavari came up last year, the footfall to the temple increased by leaps and bound.
It may be noted here that Chief Minister, who was here to lay the foundation stone for the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) on May 2, 2016, had instructed the authorities to prepare a master plan that is suitable to the needs of next five decades.