Dharmapuri in Karimnagar district in
the Telengana area is home to the Yoga Narasimha temple.
It also houses the Ramalingeswara
temple to Shiva near the Narasimha temple.
Legend has it that this region was a
part of Dandakaranya and that Rama during his victorious
return from Lanka towards Ayodhya, stopped at this place
and worshipped Shiva - Ramalingeswara as in Rameswaram
There is also a temple dedicated to
Shiva - Gowtameswara, said to have been installed by Gowtama muni
who is said to be the bringer of the river Godavari to this
Legend has it that Gowtama muni
brought down the river Godavari to Tryambakeshwar,
where it is known as the Ganga.
Abodes of Shiva