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Kusumanchi Sivalayam

Kusumanchi is a sub division located in Khammam district, Telangana, India. Kusumanchi town is located on the way from Khammam and Suryapet. Kusumanchi is home to Sri Ganapeshwaralayam and Mukkanteswaralayam, the two Siva temples built by the Kakatiya rulers during 12th and 13th centuries.

The temples stand as testimony to the architectural skills of the Kakatiya kings. The historical shrines have a striking resemblance to famous Ghanpur and Ramappa temples of Kakatiya period in the Warangal district. Ganapeshwaralayam attracts devotees from Warangal, Nalgonda and other neighboring districts during Sivaratri festival each year. Devotees throng the temple during Sravanamasam and other auspicious occasions especially during the Sivaratri jatara. The government is working towards renovating the Ganapeshwaralayam and Mukkanteshwaralayam in consultation Department of Archaeology.