A strange incident of a Sivalingam being dug out at Aluru village of Nirmal district, near Nizamabad in Telangana was witnessed. One Maharaj Swamiji, who came from a neighbouring village, told the district officials that he had a series of dreams in which Lord Siva appeared and urged him to dig in the particular spot. He had such dreams on and off for nearly eight months. Though the village elders objected at the start, after the digging a Sivalingam emerged. This is now attracting hundreds of worshippers.