Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December, 2016

Nagarkurnool District

Headquarters         :  Nagarkurnool Revenue divisions    : 3 (Achampet, Kalwakurty and Nagarkurnool) Mandals              : 20 Population           :  893,308 Area (km2)           :  6,545.00 (2,527.04 sq mi) Literacy             : 53.68% Highways             : NH 167, NH 765, SH 5, SH 18, SH 20, SH 21 Rivers               : Krishna, Dindi Vehicle Registration : TS-31 Nagarkurnool district is one of the 31 districts in the state of Telangana. Nagarkurnool was carved out of Mahabubnagar district and was made as a district on October 11, 2016. Nagarkurnool was a district 100 years ago. It was a separate district during the period of 1794-1904. After a railway line was built to Mahabubnagar for the sake of easy transportation district headquarters was moved from Nagarkurnool. Nagarkurnool is the district headquarters with a population of 42,000. Nallamalla forest is located in Nagarkurnool district. Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, which is the largest tiger reserve

Nallamala Hills

Nallamala Hills located in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is one of the most soothing hill stations,wrapped in an amazing beauty, shimmering gushing water, deep valleys and thick forests enchants the visitor’s mind and soul. Pennar and Krishna are two big rivers in this region and Nallamala hills are located between these two rivers. The two big peaks of this hill range are Bhairani at 1100 meters distance from the sea level and Gundla Brahmeswara at 1048 meters level. For most tourists taking the road to Srisailam, the view of the imposing dam with river Krishna’s waters gushing out of its gates and a darshan of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy is not enough without a glimpse of dense Nallamala forest in Farahabad.

Umamaheshwaram Temple

Umamaheswaram (also known as Maheshwaram and Umamaheshrum) is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, located near Rangapur Village, Achampet Mandal, Nagarkurnool District, Telangana India on very tall hills of Nallamala forests and dates back to 2nd century A.D. Umamaheshwaram is the northern gateway of Srisailam — one of the jyotirlingas. It is mentioned in many Vedas that visit to a Srisailam without Umamaheswaram is incomplete. It is atop the hill properly covered by huge trees. Hill ranges shields the temple and 500 metres of stretch to PapaNasanam. Through the day hardly any sunlight falls on this stretch, thus maintaining the temperature below normal year round. It is popularly known as Poor Man’s Ooti.

Jatprole Temples

Jatprole or Jataprolu in Kollapur Mandal, Nagarkurnool District is popular for two temples known as Madana Gopala Swamy Temple and a group of Shiva temples including the famous Agasthyeswara Swamy . The temples were moved to Jetprole from the villages of Malleswaram and Manchalakota during the construction of Srisailam. Madana Gopala Swamy temple , also known as Venu Gopala Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It was built by Rajas of Jetprole during the 16th century. Lord Sri Krishna who is one of the Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu is known as Madana Gopala when he is represented with Rukmini and Satyabhama or otherwise he is known as Venu Gopala Swamy.

Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple

Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple is located in Srirangapur,  Pebbair Mandal,  Wanaparthy district, Telangana State, India. Srirangapuram temple situated at an island formed by 'Ratna Pushkarini' lake and is renowned for the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple.  There is an interesting story behind this temple. It is said that the King Krishnadevaraya, Vijayanagaram ruler once went to Srirangapuram and was mesmerized by the beauty of Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple there. And then he decided to construct a Ranganayaka Swamy Temple in his kingdom.  Later, Ranganayaka (Lord Vishnu) appeared in his dream and told the king that his idol is lying in the kingdom and an eagle would direct him to that place. And it is said that succeeding day Krishna Devaraya followed the eagle and found the idol between Kothakota and Kanvyapalli mountains. The temple was constructed near Ratna Pushpakarni Lake in the kingdom.

Kollapur Madhava Swamy Temple

Madhava Swamy temple at Kollapur  was built by King Sri Surabhi Madhava Rayalu of the Jetprole Rajas of Jetprole during the 16th century A.D. on the left bank of River Krishna, at Manchalakatta village. The architecture of the temple is exceedingly beautiful. All around the temple walls the beautifully carved sculptures depict the 24 aspects of Vishnu and the Dasa-Avatars of Vishnu.  Due to the submergence under the waters of Srisailam Dam, the temple was shifted and transplanted at Kollapur in the year 1989 from Manchalakatta village. Temple Timings  : Morning: 6:00 am to 9:00 am, Evening: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm How to Reach Hyderabad Jedcherla - Nagarkurnool - Kolhapur 182 kms Kurnool Beechupalli - Nagarala - Kolhapur 113 kms Mahabubnagar Kothakota - Wanaparthi - Kothapally-Kolhapur 110kms Kollapur is famous for countless temples. Kollapur region is an area spanning the Nallamala forest area on the banks of the river Krishna in the Nagarkurnool district, in the st

Somasila Boating

Telangana Tourism department has launched Pontoon Boat services, on Krishna river, from Somasilaof Kollapur mandal in Nagarkurnool District to Srisailam. The boat has been named 'Somasila.' The boat will traverse 110 km in five hours, along the Krishna river. Tourists can view the scenery around from the open deck while travelling in the boat. The five-hour boat ride is expected to be a memorable one for nature lovers as the river courses its way through hills and valleys exposing tourists to exotic flora and fauna.

Somasila Temple

Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy temple is a Hindu temple located at banks of Krishna River Somasila village in Nagarkurnool District of Telangana State, India. It is believed to have been built during the 7th century. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity here. Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are celebrated here with much religious fervor. The temple was shifted from old Somasila village to higher altitude to protect it from being submerged in Krishna water during the construction of Srisailam Dam.

SRSP Lakshmi / Laxmi Canal

Lakshmi / Laxmi Canal with a total length of 3.5 km from SRSP (Sri Ram Sagar Project) reservoir to Peddavagu is used to irrigate 8,849 ha ( 21, 866 acres ) of ayacut with a head discharge of 14.12 Cumecs (500 Cusecs) in Nizamabad District Nizamabad Sri Ram Sagar Reservoir - Kothapally - Renjarla - Peddavagu (Shetpalle)

SRSP Saraswati Canal

Saraswati Canal with total length of 144 Kms from Sri Ram Sagar reservoir to Kaddam Narayna 79,000 acres in Nirmal district. Reddy Reservoir is used to irrigate total ayacut of Nizamabad Sri Ram Sagar reservoir - Koutla - Sofinagar - Mukthapur - Narsapur - Babapur Nirmal Koratikal  - Chandaram - Danthampalle - Nagapur - AdaviSarangapur - Kaddam Narayna Reddy Reservoir SRSP (Sri Ram Sagar Project) Stage I Saraswathi Canal (47 km) to irrigate 14,151 ha ( 34,967 acres ) of ayacut with a head discharge of 42.47 Cumecs (1500 Cusecs) as part SRSP (Sri Ram Sagar Project) Stage II  Saraswathi Canal from Km 77 to 144 with modernization of Kadam canal from Km 0.00 to Km 77.00 to benefit total ayacut of  79,000 acres. It irrigates 79000 acres of ayacut by pumping of 10 TMC feet of water from Yellampalli Barage from 6.5 km to km 77 of Kadem canal

SRSP Flood Flow Canal

SRSP Flood Flow Canal is a 130 km long gravity canal from Sriram Sagar Project, Sangam Village, Nizamabad District to Mid Manair Dam, Manwada Village, Karimnagar District, Telangana. This Canal initiated as part of Sriram Sagar stage-II in which the foundation stone was laid by the former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao in 1991. With this Canal the surplus water from Sriram Sagar Project can be taken into Mid Manair Dam to utilize another 25 tmcft and also it can be used to fill the Lower Manair Dam at KarimnagarCity. Canal construction was completed by July 2010, It was open in Aug 2010 after couple of trials. Canal is currently using to fill Lower Manair Dam as Mid Manair is under construction. It has been designed in such way that it will discharge 22000 cusecs water (Max Capacity), which means it can carry 50 tmcft water into Mid Manair (26 tmcft) and Lower Manair (24 tmcft) reservoirs in just 25 days at its full canal capacity (i.e. 2 tmcft per day). The flood canal c

SRSP Kakatiya Canal

Kakatiya Canal is a major canal in the Telangana State in India. Its full name is SRSP Kakatiya Canalas the canal originates from the Sriram Sagar dam to  to the Lower Manair Dam (LMD) Reservoir to Khammam Reservoir It feeds North Telangana by passing through the region for irrigation and as well as drinking water for major cities. Kakatiya Canal is about 284 km long with 9,700 cusecs flow capacity and passing through Nizamabad,  Jagtia, Karimnagar, Warangal, Hanumakonda, Mahabubabad. Suryapeta and Bhadradri Kothagudem Districts will benefited by inflow of Kakatiya Canal to Musi River. This canal is an inter river basin transfer link by feeding Godavari River water to Krishna river basin in Warangal and Khammam districts. 4 Units of 9 MW each to generate 36 MW have also been set up to harness the water head before feeding water in to the canal. Located at Km.146.00 of Kakatiya Canal on Manair River near Karimnagar is a balancing reservoir. Nizamabad Mendora, Velka

Asifabad Peddavagu River

Start     : Sirpur (U)-Kerameri hills, Komaram Bheem Asifabad district End      : Murliguda in Bejjur,  Komaram Bheem Asifabad discharging into the Pranahita river  Length : 100 km.

St. Mary's Basilica

One of the most famous Catholic Churches of the city, St. Mary's Basilica is located at Sarojini Naidu  Road in the heart of Secunderabad. The decree designating it as a basilica was issued in November, 2008. St. Mary's Church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the city of Secunderabad, India. The church has four bells, which were brought from Italy in 1901. One of the bells is reported to have developed cracks. It was formerly the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Adjacent to the church is the convent of St. Ann's which runs the St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad.

St Joseph's Cathedral, Hyderabad

St Joseph's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral  located at  Gunfoundry , north of  Abids  and  King Kothi , in   Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad and one of the most beautiful churches of Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities of Telangana, India. Established in 1820 AD, the construction of the present structure began in 1869 when Fr. Antonio Tagliabue of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) bought an extensive plot of land near Chaderghat, in what is now called Gunfoundry(so named for the ammunition centre built there by the Nizam of Hyderabad), to build a school, a church and a convent. Msgr. Pietro Caprotti (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), laid its foundation on 18 March 1870, the eve of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Fr. Luigi Malberti (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), took charge in 1872 and completed the main building, which was consecrated and opened for divine worship on Christm

Jama Masjid Hyderabad

Jama Masjid is the oldest and the most famous mosque in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. Some of the few cities which have still kept its cultural heritage well preserved is Hyderabad. A visit to this old city summons nostalgia among the old residents of the city.  The buildings, monuments, the mosques and the temples all speak of the rich history that led to their existence. One of the biggest and the oldest Masjids in Hyderabad, the Jama Masjid is the ideal place to go, to explore Islam.  It rises with its majestic white towers just a few meters above the Charminar. Jama Masjid is one of the most popular mosques in Hyderabad and is visited by a large number of Muslims every year.  It is indeed one of the most attractive examples of Muslim architecture. The Jama Masjid is located only a few kilometers away from the Charminar in Hyderabad. The fifth king of Qutub Shahi Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah built the Jama Masjid in the year 1597 AD after completing the Charmina

Mecca Masjid

The historic Mecca Masjid is located adjacent to Charminar in a south-west direction in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. The construction of this mosque started in the year 1614 by Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah and was completed in 1693. Built with local granite, it finds place among largest mosques in India and is the most important and largest one in the city. The arched gallery displays the tombs of all the Nizam’s from the year 1803.  Large enough to accommodate 10,000 worshipers, this beautiful mosque's 15 enormous arches and pillars were each wrought from single slabs of black granite dragged to the site by huge cattle trains reputedly consisting of up to 1,400 bulls. Taking its name from the bricks above the central gate that were brought here from Mecca, this impressive complex features highlights such as its main gateway, huge plaza, a large manmade pond, and a room that houses the hair of Prophet Mohammed.  Other notable features include inscriptions from the Q

Budhism in Telangana

Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha. Buddhism originated in India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, from where it spread through much of Asia, whereafter it declined in India during the middle ages. Two major extant branches of Buddhism are generally recognized by scholars: Theravada (Pali: "The School of the Elders") and Mahayana (Sanskrit: "The Great Vehicle").

Nelakondapalli

Nelakondapalli is a town and a mandal headquarters in Khammam district, Telangana, India, located at a distance of 21 km from Khammam. Nelakondapalli is a historic site, which includes a mud fortification wall that covers 100 acres. Excavations by archaeologists have unearthed the foundations of viharas, cisterns, wells, one Mahastupa, terracotta idols, a bronze idol of Lord Buddha and a miniature stupa carved in limestone, and other historic materials from third and fourth centuries. Archaeological sites of historical importance dating back to the days of Mahabharata such as Virataraju Dibba and Keechaka Gundam are located within one and a half kilometer from Nelakondapalli. The relics, which were found at this place, strengthen the belief that it was a prominent place right from ancient times. Nelakondapalli also has ancient temples like three Shiva temples as well as two Vaishnava temples. The Dusshera festival celebrations in Nelakondapalli attract devotees from other plac

Pazzur

The archaeology officials excavating the early historic site located between Pazzur-Yarragaddagudem villages in  Tipparthy Mandal, Nalgonda District in Telangana State   and unearthed one copper and two lead coins probably belonging to Satavahana and post-Satavahana period. The coins belonged to Mahatalavara, feudal lords who ruled parts of Telangana under Satavahana “Mahatalavara, a feudatory family that ruled parts of Telangana under Satavahana and also during post-Satavahana period, had minted these coins, the archaeology officials said. The archaeologists identified the coin belongs to Mahatavalaras since the two lead coins were having horse symbol on obverse side. They could not identify the symbol on other side of these coins. The copper coin was rusted and they could not identify anything on it.

Kotilingala Fort & Temple

Kotilingala is a historical site nestled amid huge hillocks and thick green cover on the banks of the Godavari River, Velgatur Mandal, Jagtial district of the Indian state of Telangana. Archaeological discoveries at Kotilingala indicate that it was an important town in ancient town, during the period of the Assaka mahajanapada and the Satavahanas, is a treat for pilgrims. The site has a mud fort with several gates and running 1054 metres long and 330 metres wide. A watch tower located in the south-eastern corner measures 11.5 * 10.55 m. Ancient pottery, beads, bricks querns, and other artifacts have been found at the site.  Two hoards of punch-marked coins attributed to 2nd and 3rd centuries BCE have been found at the site. These coins were issued by Gobhada and Samagopa, who are believed to be local pre-Satavahana rulers. The mud fortification, protected by a stream on its east and the Godavari river on its west, indicate its high political and commercial significanc

Buddhavanam or Sri Parvatarama

Shri Parvata Aarama project which is under execution seeks to capture the Buddhist heritage of the Telugu land and has the potential to swing Telangana on to the centre-stage of culture tourism.  Graphical representation of the proposed Buddhist Theme Park It is appropriate that a project of this magnitude is coming up on the soil of Telangana as it is to the Asmaka country (environs of Bodhan), Buddhism came first in Dakshinapatha during the life time of Buddha himself. By now the story of Bavari, an ascetic who lived on the banks of Godavari in 6th century BC in an ashram practicing traditional rituals is well-known. SuttanipataTripitakaShravasti arhants anagami, arahant.

Kanakai Waterfalls

The Kanakai waterfall is located near a small village called Girnoor of the Bazarhatnoor Mandal, Adilabad District in Telangana State. The falls is also called as Kanakadurga waterfalls. The place has a place in the ancient history as well. People from nearby villages come to this place to offer their prayers to Goddess Kanaka Durga, in the temple. The drive to the temple resembles a way paved to reach paradise. The location brings you in direct contact with luscious grasslands and fields. 

Sri Komaram Bheem Project

The Sri Komaram Bheem Project is a Medium Reservoir has been built across Peddavagu River, a tributary of the Pranahita River. It is located at Ada village, Asifabad Mandal, Adilabad District, Telangana. The project named after Komaram Bheem (22 October 1901 – 19 October 1940), was a tribal leader who fought against the Asaf Jahi Dynasty for the liberation of Hyderabad State. Komaram Bheem openly fought against the ruling Nizam government in a guerrilla campaign. He defied courts, laws, and any other form of Nizam authority, living off the sustenance of the forest. He took up arms against Nizam Nawab's soldiers, and fought Babi Jhari until his last breath. This Project proposed to supply water to Asifabad, Wankidi, Kaghaznagar, and Sirpur mandals more than 45,000 in acres. But currently, the project is providing irrigation water to about 20,000 acres under its left canal 35 km. Right canal will provide irrigation water to about another 25000 acres. Eco-tourism can be promoted in

Kerameri Cave Temples

Located in idyllic settings in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, they attract devout Adivasis in droves. The large and scenic reservoir of the Kumram Bheem project also offers a perfect getaway for the visitors. Komaram Bheem Asifabad is set to unravel the mystique of tribal culture and their ethnicity as the religious season for Adivasis has just begun. It is time for the different sects and sub sects of the aboriginal population in this district to worship respective clan deities and other gods and large groups can be seen journeying in bullock carts and on foot to temples located inside the forests and over the hills. For those who consider the culture of the aboriginal people as something of a mystery, the three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer by way of revelations. Visitors can actually see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis which seem to be superstitious on the surface are actually connected with understanding nature itself

Ganagapur Temple

Ganagapur Lord Venkateshwara temple in Gangapur is located in Gangapur village in Rebbena Mandal , Komaram Bheem Asifabad district in Telangana State, India. This temple was built in the 16th century by a VishwaBrahamin Mummadi pothaji and large number of devotees come from Maharashtra, Chattisgad and Telangana to Gangapur jatra held on magha pournami every year.

Jodeghat

Jodeghat is a small Village/hamlet in Kerameri Mandal in Komaram Bheem Asifabad District of Telangana State, India where where legendary Gond leader Kumaram Bheem had attained martyrdom in 19th October, 1940. The Jal, Jangal and Jameen arch is coming up at Jodeghat where Adivasi legendary Komaram Bheem died fighting with Nizam forces for sovereignty of 12 villages and land, forest and water in Kerameri mandal in 1940. Jal, Jangal and Jameen arch is being constructed as it reflects the aspirations of the Adivasis.  The state government is developing the area as a tourist and historical place by constructing tribal museum, amphitheatre, multi-media hall and Komaram Bheem memorial to attract tourists. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao may inaugurate the arch and lay foundation stone to a park on the occasion of 75th death anniversary of Komaram Bheem on October 27. The project is being taken up at a cost of Rs 25 crore and sanction was given for Rs 18 crore under first phase.

Manthani Gauthameswara Temple

Manthani Gauthameswara temple is located in the heritage place of Manthani, this temple is known for its great historical archeological and religious evidence. This temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva, and you will also get to know more about some parts of Jain and Buddhist cultures, as located within this segment. The main deity over here is Gautameswar. There is no such history about its origin, but the lingam is stated to be more or less similar to Thousands pillar temple. The Kakatiya kings renovated this old temple during their reign and its sculpture is a must see. The Manthani temple has Godavari river in its surroundings and to its north, there is Bokkala Vaagu however in the southern direction there is a lush green forest. To its east lies Ravula Cheruvu which is a small lake. This place is considered to be the oldest example of Vedic learning and with a growing knowledge platform for the vacationers. The temple is quite fragile at this point of time, but the id

Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple

Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple located in  Sundilla Village , Kamanpur Mandal, Pedddapalli District, Telangana State, India is a famous historic temple. Lord Narasimha is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu to save his devotee Prahalada from the clutches of his demon father Hiranyakashipa. The Lord Narasimha (Man-Lion) is fourth incarnation among the major ten incarnation of Lord Narayana. The birth of Lord Narasimha is celebrated with faith and joy on the fourteenth day of bright half month of Vaishakha. There are innumerable temples throughout the world where Lord Narasimha is worshipped in various forms such as Ugra-Narasimha, and Lakshmi-Narasimha. But, in Sundial Village he is worshipped as Yoga-Narasimha. This temple was renovated by Kakatiyas in 13th Century This temple is located at a distance of 5 kms from Godavarikhani Bus Station.

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy, Odela

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple of Lord Shiva is located about 2 km from the Odela village and Mandal, Peddapalli District in Telangana State, India. Sri Bramarambha Mallikarjuna Swamy vari Tiru Kalyana Mahotsavam celebrated grandly every year. Devotees from various cities participate the kalyana mahotsavam. Acitvities Nakabali, Ammavariki Kunkumarchana, Grama paryatana vuregimpu, Maha Shivaratri parvadinam saamuhika rudrabhishekam, Archanalu Radotsavamu, Ugadi, Bandlu tiruguta, Vahana Poojalu. Sree Rama Navami, Sree Seetha Ramula Kalyanam, Toli Ekadasi, Pedda Patnamulu - Agni gunda Mahotsavamulu, Swamy variki mahanyasa poorvaka ekkadasha redrabhishekamulu, dakshma yaam kadha sravanamu, gelupu utsavamulu, Saamuhika laksha Jwalarchana, Vinayaka Chavithi, Navarathri Utsavalu, Dussera, Vijaya Dasami (Shami Pooja), Karthika pournami Deepotsavamu. The village is connected by rail and road. The village falls on the train route between Delhi and Chennai between the Kazipet and Bala

Adhivaraha Swamy temple

Adhivaraha Swamy temple is very historical temple located in Kamanpur Village, Manthani Mandal, Peddapalli District in Telangana State India. Aadi Varaha Swamy Devasthanam, the presiding deity which is as incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of a wild boar, worshipped by devotees in large numbers in this tiny village of Kamanpur. Located adjoining Singareni open cast project amid thick greenery around, this is the only temple of Varaha Swamy in the country which is not installed in a sanctum sanctorum. The deity is found on a rock on a small hillock. Come rain or shine, the deity is worshipped in open by the devotees. This is the second Varaha Swamy temple in the country after Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD). Local priests say that the temple emerged some 600 years ago when the incarnation was very small in the size of rat. However, over the years, the incarnation of the god had grown to a height of two feet. It is believed that the incarnation of the god grows every yea

Sri Rama Gundalu

Sri Rama Gundalu on Genco Hills, Ramagundam, Peddapalli District, Telangana State, India is one of the oldest temples. This hill has 108 springs and it is believed that Sri Rama came here during 13 year exile. Ramagundam is a city is in the Peddapalli district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the biggest and most populous city in the Peddapalli district. It is located on the banks of the Godavari river. The City of Ramagundam gets its name from a combination of two words: (Rama + Gundam). Ramagundam is known as city of Energy. As of 2015 census, the city had a population of 287,644, making it the 5th most populous in the state.

Peddapalli District

Head Quarters        : Peddapalli Revenue divisions    : 2 (Peddapalli and Manthani) Mandals              : 14 Population           :  795,332 Area (km2)           :  4,614.74 (1,781.76 sq mi) Literacy             :  65.54% Highways              : SH 1 Rivers               : Godavari Vehicle Registration : TS 22 Collector            :  Alugu Varshini

Suryapet District

Head Quarters        : Suryapet Revenue divisions    : 2 (Suryapet and Kodad ) Mandals              : 23 Population           : 10,99,560 Area                 : 3,374.41 km2 (1,302.87 sq mi) Literacy             : 64.11 Rivers               : Musi Highways             : NH 65, NH 365, NH 365 A, SH 42 Vehicle Registration : TS 29

Phanigiri Budhist Site

Phanigiri is a village in Tirumalagir mandal of Suryapet district, Telangana. It is home to one of the significant Buddhist sites of immense archaeological importance. The name of Phanigiri village is believed to have been derived from the shape of hillock which is located on the northern side of the village that appears like a snake hood. In Sanskrit language, the word Phani means Snake and Giri means hillock. Phanigiri is situated about 52 km from Nalgonda town. The place consists of a Buddhist complex which is adorned with a massive Stupa along with two apsidal halls with stupas in it.

Pillalamarri Temple Suryapet

The Pillalamarri Temple of Suryapet (Telangana state) is dated back to almost 1000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest ancient temples. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is located in Pillalamarri village in the Suryapet town. Historically significant as the gateway of Telangana, Suryapet town is located on the National Highway 9 between Hyderabad and Vijaywada. In addition to the Pillalamarri temple, the village also houses several other ancient temples built during the Kakatiya period. This helps to enhance the historical and religious value of the village.

Kurumurthy Temple

Kurumurthy temple built in 1350 AD is located on a Kurupathu hills near Ammapuram village Chinnachintakunta Mandal,  Jogulamba Gadwal District in Telangana State, India. The presiding deity is Lord Venkateswara ,who is also called as Kurumurthy swami . Sri Kurumurthy Srinivas Swamy Temple, considered as one of the oldest temples in Telangana and is known for its spiritual history and traditions being followed here. The legend says that the Lord gave darshan to a potter of kurava village and then settled on a hillock which is amidst seven similar hillocks. It is to be noted that Tirumala balaji is also settled on a hill which is one amongst seven hills . That is the reason why Lord Balaji is referred to as “Edu konDala venkateswaruDu”, or lord of seven hills. Kurumurthy is also known as second Tirupati.

Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple is located in Beechupally village of Itikyala Mandal, which is one of the famous temples of Lord Hanuman. It is located on the bank of Krishna River at about 30 kilometers downstream after Jurala Project in Jogulamba Gadwal district.  The shrine development is boosted by the fact that national highway (NH 44) passes through the village. A road bridge constructed here in 1950s helped in booming trade between Telangana and Rayalaseema regions and is considered one of the first and vital connections between south India and central/north India. The shrine consists of a Hanuman temple located 200 meters away from the river while there is a Shiva lingam near the river. During peak monsoon, the raging waters touch the Shiva lingam temple.  Here a Lord Rama temple was constructed in 1992. The shrine also has several ghats for the purpose of pushkara snanam, which falls once in every 12 years. The Beechupally shrine is located near two islands on the

Jogulamba Gadwal District

Head Quarters           : Gadwal Revenue divisions     : 1 (Gadwal ) Mandals                     : 12 Population                 : 664,971 Area (km2)                : 2,928 square kilometres (1,131 sq mi) Literacy                     : 49.87% Rivers                        : Krishna,  Tungabhadra Vehicle Registration  : TS 33 District Collector      :    Rajat Kumar Saini

Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple

Historic Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple is in the Kuravi mandal of the Mahabubabad district in Telangana State, India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra swamy,who is fierce looking Diety with three eyes and ten hands. According to local lore, the Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy temple was said to have been built during 900 AD by Bheema Raju of Vengi Chalukya dynasty. Later the renovation of temple was taken up by Kakatiya ruler Betharaju I. The reference of this temple has also made by the famous traveller ‘Marko-Poli’ as it stood as the capital of Vengi Chalukya Dynasty. As Kakatiya kings were known to be followers of Lord Shiva, they constructed several temples across the empire and improved those already existed.

Dornakal Church

Dornakal, one of the sleepy towns in the district, is known for two things. One is the railway junction which connects South India; the other is the Epiphany cathedral of the Dornakal diocese. The Cathedral Church of Epiphany of Our Lord, popularly known as Dornakal Church that celebrated its centenary two years ago, is still holding light for millions of poor spread across the country. “The construction of this church was initiated in 1912 and it was dedicated in 1945. This was initiated by the first Anglican bishop, V.S. Asaraiah, who is more popular in the United Kingdom for his missionary work,” says the Bishop of Dornakal Diocese, Vadapally Prasada Rao. But unfortunately he died in an accident in 1945. It was here that the movement for Church of South India began and fructified in 1947.  He strongly believed in forming a communion of our own instead of the Anglican Communion and strived for it.  Ever since he came to Dornakal as a missionary, he strove for the p