Renukacharya was one of the five great saints who took the avatar in the Kali Yuga to propagate Virasaivism. He travelled throughout india to teach and to give lectures on Virasaivism.

He contains the features of Lord Shiva, and believed to have been born through the grace of Lord Someswara.  Sri Someswara Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kolanupaka village in Nalgonda District, telangana.
This temple is also called as Thousand Lingas Temple. The temple was constructed during the 12th century by Kakatiya Kings. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped in human form.

According to ancient texts, he is said to have been born during the Treta Yuga, and he was the teacher of the great sage Agastya. He has consecrated several lakhs of lingas for the worship of the Lanka King Vibhishana.

He established the Rambhapuri maṭha. And his descendants of Virasaivas contain the Renuka gotra.

Being the divine incarnation of Lord Shiva, during his period, he had given several lectures on Lord Shiva to the people, and spread the Shaivism sect among the people. He also cured the diseases of the people, and removed the problems and the sins of the devotees by making them to hear about the glory of Lord Shiva and asked them to chant the Shiva mantra “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” on a continuous basis.

Let us worship the holy saint and be blessed.