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Chandraghad Fort & Temple

Chandraghad Fort is located at Chandraghad Village in  Narva  Mandal in Narayanpet District of Telangana. It is on the banks of River Krishna.  This Hill Fort is located close to Jurala Dam. The picturesique Hill fort is located on the banks of river Krishna. This Fort was built during Peshwas and belongs to Chandrasena Jilledar.  The fort had been constructed in a very strong way so as to act as the store house of grains and taxes collected from people before transferring them to Peshwas.  The Hill fort presents a very picturesque view. There are 5 ponds existing in the fort and the ancient Shiva Temple. The Hill fort is so grand that one may see the fort even from a few kilometers away. At a distance of 1.3 km from Chandraghad, 8 km from Jurala Dam, 74 km from Mahabubnagar Bus Station and 163 km from Hyderabad, The Sri Ramalingeshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in the fort. There are several water bodies exist in the fort. It requires about one km wal

Kalwa Narsimha Swamy Temple

Kalwa Narasimha Swamy Temple is located in the village named Kalwa, in Koneru, in the district of Nirmal, in the state of Telangana, in South India. which is at a distance of 11 km from Nirmal. Devotees who embark on a trip to the famous Basar Saraswati Temple, often stop by this temple, which falls on the way, to offer prayers. The temple is known for its strict manner for following the Hindu temple tradition and culture to a great extent. The principal deity of this shrine is Lord Narasimha Swamy. It is a medieval period Hindu temple with good architectural style and pattern. It is the most sought after Hindu temple in this region that is visited by the adherent devotees of this particular region and its surrounding. This particular shrine is largely known for performing various types of special pujas on all the Hindu auspicious days and festive days as per the Vedic rules and regulations in a very strict and religious manner. The specialty of this shrine is that visit

Undrugonda Fort & Temple

Undrukonda Fort is located 10 km from Suryapet town. It is located on a hill, surrounded by think forest in 1,372 acres.  The ruins of the Undrugonda fort are of archaeological significance and they represent the various methods used in construction during that era. The central pillars are carved in typical Kakatiya style. The historic fort offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of the region. The fort is believed to have been built during Kakatiya times and later it fell under the control of Muslim invaders after the fall of Kakatiyas. The fortifications are spread across an area of 1 to 3 km’s along the hillock along with a famous Narasimha Swamy temple here. Ugranarasimhaswamy temple is located on Undrugondadurgam (fort). The image of Narasimhaswamy on Garuda peetam is under a natural cave which was converted as a temple by constructing a garbhalaya and pillared mandapa. Remnants of fortification walls are seen on the Undrugonda fort. At the foot of the fort an

Neelakanteshwara Temple

Sri Neelakanteshwara Temple is located on a beautiful Highway to Nagpur in the centre of Nizamabad Town is famous for its architecture. Apart from architecture, there is another unique factor to this temple. It is the presence of the Big Three here: Lord Shiva in Linga form, who is Swayambhu; Lord Vishnu lying supine like Lord Padmanabhaswamy and Lord Brahma sitting on his lotus. Devotees throng this temple because of the presence of the Holy Triumvirate . Kanteshwar is popular for an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is said to be about 500 years old and stands as an example of the architecture of the time during which it was built. This ancient temple was built by Satakarni II for Jains, who was a popular Satavahana King. During Kakatiya period, the Jain mandiram was converted to a Shiva temple when many Jains also converted to Hinduism. The structure resembles the Nagara style or Hindu architecture with influences from north. While some legends say that th

Sarangpur Hanuman Temple

Sarangpur Hanuman Temple is located at Sarangpur, 8 km from town of Nizamabad.  A popular temple dedicated to one of the foremost devotees of Lord Shri Ram. The murti of Hanuman is carved out of a large rock atop the hill. The shrine is built around the murti of Hanuman. Folk traditions say, the temple was founded by famous Saint Samarth Ramdas of 17th century. Samarth Ramdas was the mentor of Maratha ruler Shivaji. Samarth Ramdas preached Advaita. Ramdas was a devotee of Lord Hanuman and Lord Sriram. The temple premises of Lord Hanuman are spread over 1400 acres and is located on a picturesque and tranquil hillock. Sarangpur temple is at distance of nearly 8 km and is easily accessible by road. Once you reach Nizamabad town, you need to hire private transport to reach Sarangpur. https://www.telanganatourism.gov.in/blog/Sarangpur-Hanuman-Temple.html

Jankampet Temple

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located at Jankampet in Nizamabad District of Telangana. is dedicated to Lord Narasimha an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This Temple consists of a pillared hall and garbhagriha. This temple is famous for Astahmuki Puskharini on top of the hill, constructed in octagonal shape.  The temple was built during the Rastrakuta times and renovated during the period of Western Chalukyas, Kakatiyas and later rulers. The annual festival and full moon day attract lot of pilgrims. Whenever Amavasya falls on a Saturday ‘Shaniwar Amavasya’, people from Nizamabad and surrounding areas take a dip in the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Ashtamukhi ‘Koneru’ here and offer prayers. Devotees believe that by performing this ritual, they can keep away ‘Shani Dosham’. In addition, a large number of people from Hyderabad, Maharashtra, and Karnataka were among those who took a dip in the ancient temple’s koneru. 2.5 km from Jankampet Bus Stand, 12 km from Nizamabad

Saleshwaram jatara

The annual Saleshwaram Jatara in the Nallamala forest area which comes under Amrabad Tiger Reserve  is celebrated every year on Chiatra Pournami or the Full Moon Day in April and is open to visitors for only 5 days.   Breath-taking views of the layered rock formations, deep valleys with spectacular views only found in the most exotic locations of the world. Saleshwaram is located 16 km away from  Farhabad forest checkpost  and t he temple comes under Appapur Gram Panchayat in Lingal mandal in Nagarkurnool district, Telangana, India. The ancient Sri Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple of 6th century AD, located deep inside Nallamala forest, is about 1,000 feet deep inside a valley. The scene of the temple in moonlight is a treat to the eyes and a blessing to the soul. The temple lies next to a beautiful waterfall, coming down from a height of over 200 metres. The water flows through the temple and the devotees take a holy dip in it before taking a climb into the Garbhagudi. The linga i

Ammapalli Sita Rama Temple

Ammapalli Sita Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam is located in Ammapalli Village near Shamshabad, Rangaredddy District, Telangana, India. The temple is unique in more ways, it is a Ram temple but there is no Hanuman inside the sanctum sanctorum, instead there is a Hanuman at the base of the dhwaja stambh (flag post) looking towards the temple. It is believed that Hanuman is looking towards Lord Rama to wait for instructions from him to fulfil the desires of the devotees. There is another Hanuman idol that looks directly outside at the bottom of the second flag post. This was a unique thing for me was the presence of two dhawaja Stambhs in the temple courtyard one seems to be old and other recently added (recent here could mean 100+ years). The 3 idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshaman are made from a single stone and not made from separate rocks. The Rama temple was built by Vengi kings in 13th century but the idol was 1000 years old. The temple is adorned with a large seven-story tower

Alvanpalli Jain Temple

Alvanpalli Jain Temple is located in Alvanpalli, (Gollathagudi) village, Jadcherla Mandal, Mahabub Nagar District, Telangana, India. It is a rare brick temple belonging to 7th – 8th Century A.D. It is the only brick temple of Jainism faith which retained architectural features and stucco decorations. The stucco figurines discovered in the excavations exhibit the continuation of the lime plastic Art of Amaravathi School. The temple has been a subject of study, due to its unique architectural elements, which is not that prominent in other Jain sites. The excavations nearby the settlement at Gollathagudiby the Archaeology team has brought to light many Jainism vestiges besides the remnants of a Hindu Temple, belonging to early medieval times. Jainism sculptures like Mahaveera, Parsvanatha and other objects found here, have been shifted to the District Museum, Pillalamarri, Mahabubnagar as well as the State Museum in Public Gardens, Hyderabad for preservation. The oldest Jain temple

Jagdevpur Varadaraju Swamy Temple

Jagdevpur Varadaraju Swamy Temple is located in Vardarajpur, Jagdevpur Mandal, Siddipet District, Telangana, India. On the name of the god varadaraj swamy the village is designated. To the village premises hanuman temple is located. Every year in the month of may a famous festive ''jatara'' in the name of god varadaraj swamy will be taken place.on day of vyshaka pouranami" celebration are carried in huge way. According to sources temple was built in 1356a.d, four fathers of present chairaman family developed this historic place, they were carring varadaraja swamy idol from vishnu kanchi(kanchipurm,T.N) to their native raygadh. at that they were resting for night, in dreams lord vardaraja swamy told them built temple here only but he thought this place is not suitable hence vardaraja swamy is their homeidol, he wanted place it their own place(raygadh). next morning their journey started but axle of thier cart was broken it took whole day to repair ,once again lord

Deval Masjid

Deval Masjid located in Buswatarag Nagar, Bodhan, Nizamabad, as its name signifies  is a a Jain temple built during the 9th and 10th century by the Rashtrakuta king Indra III. It was later modified by the Kalyani Chalukya king Someswara. It was he, who named the temple as Indranarayana Swamy Temple. During the invasion by Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq in the Deccan, this temple was converted into a mosque.  This is a star-shaped building which has undergone no alteration at the hands of conquerors except removal of star chamber and setting up of a pulpit. The roof has been embellished with domes which are a salient feature of Muslim architecture. Some inscriptions by Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq can also be seen here. Confluence of cultures A new mosque is built adjacent to the old mosque, which is now used for prayers. Though it was great to see the place, the first look was rather disappointing as it was heavily littered and not well kept. Now that the new mosque has been buil

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

Devuni Gutta Temple

Devuni Gutta temple is located 2.5 km away from Kothur village, near Jangalapalli of Mulugu mandal in Mulugu district. It is only when one chats up with the villagers of Kothur that the temple is mentioned. The journey to reach this temple is as interesting as the temple itself. The temple is on a densely forested hill locally called ‘Devuni Gutta’. One has to walk from the village through a forest. About halfway up, the path becomes a water path — a stream or a rivulet that one can walk through. The watery path runs for a kilometre at least. Even as you enjoy the walk, you also get to see beautiful waterfalls at several places. Upon reaching the top of the hill, one comes upon this absolutely stunning temple with carvings on all four walls sitting snug within a lush green environ. It looks like it is made of bricks but up close one can see that the blocks are a mixture of sand and stone. Lime mortar was used for plastering. The carvings were made on these square and rectangle

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana India is built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres (53,000 m2) plot. The construction took 10 years and was opened in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir. The temple manifests a blend of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala architectures. It is constructed of 2000 tons of pure white marble. The granite idol of presiding deity Lord Venkateswara is about 11 ft (3.4 m) tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the top. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple premises which rises to a height of 42 ft (13 m). The temple does not have traditional bells, as Swami Ranganathananda wished that the temple atmosphere should be conducive for meditation. Apart from the main shrine, the consorts of Lord Venkateswara, Pad

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple

One of the famous Hindu temples, Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple is located in the beautiful hilly region of the Ananthagiri hills in Vikarabad district of Telangana, India. This temple situated in Ananthagiri hills is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu Mythology, Skanda Purana, it is believed that this Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple was constructed by the rishi Markandeya in the dwapara yuga on Ananthagiri hills.  The rishi Markandeya came here for yoga sadhana every day because the splendid and pleasant atmosphere of Ananthagiri hills attracted him. After his Yoga and meditation, Rishi Markandeya used to go to Kasi to take a holy bath in the river Ganges through a cave. During the dwadasi season, Markandeya couldn't make it to Kasi in the early hours of the day. He was very upset with this and after seeing the rishi's concerns, Lord Vishnu himself appeared in Markandeya's dreams and arranged water from the river Ganges for the ris

Karmanghat Hanuman Temple

The Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a very popular temple located at Karmanghat, Saroornagar, Rangareddy district, Telangana India on the way to Sagar road.  This temple, dedicated to the Pawan Putra Hanuman, the greatest devotee of Lord Shri Ram is one of the oldest temples in the state capital, Hyderabad.  This famous temple in Karmanghat was constructed in the 12th century A.D. according to the legend, when a Kakatiya ruler who was hunting after some time in the forest, felt tired and sat down to take rest under a tree. While resting, the king heard someone chanting the name of Lord Rama, the king got interested and went around trying to find who it was and as he walked further deep into the forest, he discovered an idol of Lord Hanuman. The stone idol was in a sitting posture and the voice was coming from within the vigraham. Having paid his respects, the humble king returned to his capital, and that very night, Lord Hanuman appeared in his dream and asked the king to construct a

Sanghi Temple

This enchanting temple is located in Sanghi Nagar, approximately 25 kilometers from Hyderabad. It takes its position on a hillock known as the Paramananda Giri. The Raja Gopuram is 15 feet tall, and can be seen from several kilometers away. The Sanghi temple is one of the most famous temples in Hyderabad. It is a very beautiful temple done in marble and the management has given a lot of importance to the environment. You can see this first hand as there are many trees and vegetation in and around the temple. Many Telugu films have been shot in this temple. The stretch of the road to reach the temple is quiet good with a neatly laid two lane black tar road along the way with trees paving the path. The road to Sanghi gives an impression of a ghat road. And when you go further, a Hanuman Temple welcomes you. After the darshan, you can look on to a beautiful view of the city from the hilltop. The main deity here is Venkateshwara Swamy. The temple also houses Padmavati Devi. There are

Chilkur Balaji Temple

This temple located on the outskirts of the state capital, on the banks of the Osman Sagar Lake is definitely an epicenter of a great deal of spiritual energy and an abode of Lord Venkateshwara, also called as Visa God. People from all sects visit this temple in hope of getting their wishes fulfilled. Another notable aspect of this temple is that it is one of the very few temples in the country, which does not accept any monetary donations in the Hundi. Our country is an incredible land, and a home for amazing cultural integration. People in India are briskly embracing technology, but deep inside, they are still rooted to their faith in god. Indians, of all age groups embark on a path of spiritual journey in the name of God and faith. One such temple standing high is the Chilkur Balaji Temple. The amazing deity of this temple is also known as VISA God. This name comes as a surprise for many but some people come to the temple with a belief that Chilkur Balaji is very powerful in he

Nacharam Temple

The Nacharam Gutta houses a revered Lakshmi Narshima Swamy temple, in the Wargal Mandal, Siddipet district of Telangana, India. This place is about 50 kilometers from the state capital. The temple is believed to be 600 years old. The Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy temple is a cave temple, situated on a beautiful hillock. Inside the sanctum (Gharba Gudi), we can see Swayambu Narashima Swamy along with his consort Lakshmi thayar beautifully carved inthe rock. The temple also has some more idols. According to the Hindu Mythology, Naradha forfeited here. The place got its name Nacharam gutta after a devotee by the name Nacharam. As we go round the temple, we can find a flight of stairs to the left side, these stairs lead us to the darshanam of Lord Shri Soorya Narayana. The temple has a beautiful rajagopuram with images of Gods and Goddesses carved on it in multi-colours. A gold coated Dhwajastambha which made up of a metal is installed opposite Garbhagudi. There are sub-shrines in the temple fo

Wargal Saraswati Temple

Wargal Saraswati Temple, or Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple, is a Hindu temple located in Siddipet district in Telangana, India. The deity of education in Hinduism is Goddess Saraswati. It is among the few temples of Saraswati in Telangana. It is maintained by the Kanchi Shanker Mutt. Construction of the temple complex was due to the efforts of Yayavaram Chandrashekhara Sharma, a scholar and adherent of Goddess Saraswati. This temple is located on a hillock near Wargal village. On the same hillock are the temples of various other deities, such as: Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple Lord Shanishchara Temple Lord Shiva Temple a few Vaishnava temples, now completely damaged and without mola vigrahas Many families visit the temple for their children's akshara abyasam ("learning ceremony"). Meals are provided for free to all devotees at the temple premises, a practice referred to as nitya annadanam. Vasant Panchami and Sharad Navratri festivals a