Mahbubnagar is a district in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. It is located around 100 kms. from Hyderabad. Mahbubnagar was historically a Buddhist place, but when it came under the rule of Asaf Jahi Dynasty, they destroyed all temples. Now there are no Buddhist temples anymore. It is also said that the famous “Kohinoor” diamond came from this district. Telugu, Urdu and Hindi are the primary languages spoken here.
The Mahbubnagar District is home to many important temples, mosques and churches which attract many tourists and devotees from various places. Mallela Theertham, is a great tourist attraction and is famous for its Shiva Lingam at the foot of a waterfall. Sangameshwar temple at Alampur, Umamaheshwswaram temle in Rangapur, Jataprole temple and several other temples in this area are of great mythological and religious importance and receive thousands of devotees throughout the year.
The Saleswaram temple of lord Shiva is located at 10 km into Nalamalla forest. The V-shaped waterfall seems to have been carved across a huge stone. The Shivling is present just next to the waterfall in a cave that is thronged by tourists. But, this place is accessible to tourists and pilgrims for only 3 days in one whole year. It is made open to public in the month of April two days before the rise of the full moon. Devotees and tourists wait through out the year for these three days and come in hoards to see their god and the ethereal beauty of nature in the form of the waterfall.