Sri Neelakanteshwara Temple is located in the Nizamabad town of the District of Nizamabad. The temple is very popular both among the tourists as well as the local population. Every day, especially on Mondays, a large number of devotees throng to the temple to worship and seek blessings from Lord Shiva, who is worshipped at the temple as ‘Neel Kantha’ or the God with Blue Throat.
It is believed that Lord Shiva consumed the poison that came out as a result of the churning of the sea. Hence, his throat turned blue giving him the name of Neelkantha. The temple was constructed by Satakarni II who belonged to the Satavahna dynasty.
The architecture and the construction style of the temple closely resemble that of the north Indian temples. The reason for this is that the temple was specifically built for the Jain community that resided in the region during the time.