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Parkal Massacre - September 2, 1947

On September 2, 1947 , a patriotic desire to hoist  national flag in Parkal,  then a small village in Warangal  district, had ended a brutal  massacre committed by Razakars.  Nizam’s men pumped bullets into people who had gathered in the town to hoist the tri-colour The memories of the carnage are still remembered by the elders who witnessed the incident at that time. The incident has been referred to as the ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ of the south by former Premier P V Narasimha Rao. It may be recalled that after Indian Independence on August 15, 1947, erstwhile Nizams of Hyderabad denied joining Indian Union and also enforced suppression against hoisting the tri-colour employing tyrannical army of Razakars. Anguished at not being allowed to hoist the national flag, the residents of Parkal and surrounding villages planned to raise the flag on September 2 to celebrate the Independence and gathered near a ground in Parkal. But an official of Nizams’ regime Ziauallah Khan cautioned the

Koyyur Jain Caves Nayanagulllu

The monolithic caves of Jain pantheon near Koyyur Village, Malharrao Mandal in the Jayashankar Bhupalpally district are set to hog the limelight with theForest Department making efforts to incorporate the structure into its ongoing eco-tourism programme. Situated on a hillock among scenic surroundings on the banks of river Manair, the caves stand out as an example of Indian rock-cut architecture. Hewn in solid sandstone precipice the caves testify the prevalence of Jainism in these parts during ancient times. Though the caves were found long ago, they remained uncared for. With an intention to draw public attention to these caves, Bhupalpally Forest Department officials are planning to lay pathways to ensure better connectivity to the caves called locally as ‘Nayanagulllu’. At a distance of two km there is a Nagulamma Temple which is frequented by devotees on weekends and on auspicious occasions. It is proposed to lay a pathway from the temple and from Mainar bridge near Adav

Kaleshwaram

Kaleshwaram is a village in Mahadevpur Mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district,  Telangana. Kaleshwaram is at the juncture of the rivers Godavari and its Pranahita tributary. Bus service is available from Hyderabad, Warangal, Parkal, Karimnagar, Manthani, Godavarikhani and Peddapalli. Access to Laksha Bilwapatri Pooja is by request to Dewasthanam officials at least one month in advance It is the site of a temple of the Hindu god Lord Shiva. The temple is significant because of the two Shiva Lingas that are found on a single pedestal. These Linga are named Lord Shiva and Lord Yama. Collectively, they known as Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy. Kaleshwaram is one of three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham, or "Land of Three Lingas." The holy place draws tourists during the Karthika Month of the Indian Calendar, 16 November – 15 December. Holy baths are held during 6-17 of December. People who bathe here first visit Lord Ganesha, then pray to Lord Yama and then to

Pandava Caves

Pandava Caves or Pandava Guttalu situated in Thirumalagiri village, Regonda Mandal, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Telangana, India. This is where the Pandavas spent their life in exile for a certain period of time. A chain of hillocks running north-south direction located about 50 kms from Warangal, 195 kms from Hyderabad, on Warangal-Mahadevpoor road and 3kms from Regonda are familliarly known as Pandava Guhalu (Caves) or Pandava Guttalu (Hills).  The name is derived due to potrayl of the story of Pandavas of Mahabharatha on one of the boulders. The shelters are locally knowns as Mekkabanda, Mugessabanda, Pandi Parvatha, Shakthi Parvatham, Jyothi Parvatham, Puli Parvatham abd Yanadula Guha, Eduru Pandavulu, Kuntidevi, Pancha Pandavlu etc. It is an unique Rock Art Site with continous human occupation right from prehistoric to Medieval times. There are a few natural paintings on these rocks, depicting the lifestyle and their hunting methods. The figures depicted in the paintings

Mylaram Caves

Mylaram Caves (Nallaguttalu) situated in Mylaram village, Ghanpur Mandal, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Telangana discovered recently by is located 200 k.m from Hyderabad is a new jewel in Telangana Tourism, ideal spot for trekking and adventure. In an important discovery, archaeologists have stumbled upon a treasure trove of ancient stalagmites and stalactites formations at Mylaram caves, 50 km from Warangal. Located in the north-south direction, the Mylaram guttalu are a new addition to the rich legacy of Telangana. These caves, numbering at least 10, are similar to Belum and Borra caves. They indeed have the potential to be developed as a mini tourist circuit as there are many caves, rock art sites, temples and lakes within a radius of 10 km. Sharing his views on the findings, State archaeological consultant S S Rangacharyulu said, “The caves are located inside the hillocks. One has to climb and enter the caves through a very narrow passage and climb down at least 20 feet to reach th