Well, who doesn’t love spiritual sanctity?
Temples of Telangana is a state located in southern India. In response to a long-standing demand for separate statehood by the people of the Telangana region, it was formally established on June 2, 2014, as the 29th state of India. Hyderabad serves as both the state’s capital and major city. It was created in the northern region of Andhra Pradesh.
And if you are searching for a land that offers rich cultural and historical heritage and architectural splendors then Telangana will be a perfect fit for you. Telangana has a treasure trove of temples, that illustrate captivating examples of religious devotion, and cultural significance. Each temple in Telangana has its unique story, significance, rich history, and architectural prowess. Temples in Telangana offer testimony to their glorious past.
So let’s begin a virtual journey to capture the unique charm and significance of the temples in Telangana.
- Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal
- Thousand Pillar Temple, Hanamkonda
- Gnana Saraswathi Temple, Basar
- Ramappa Temple, Palampet
- Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple, Kaleshwaram
It is one of the oldest temples in Telangana and it is situated at the top of the hill. The temple is located in the historical district of Warangal. Temples of Telangana were built under the influence of the Chalukya dynasty and the temple stands as a true testament to feminine power. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, who is shown as an elegant goddess with fierce eyes and eight arms carrying weapons of various kinds. The architecture of the temple illustrates a blend of Chalukyan and Kakatiyan styles. The Kohinoor diamond was once a part of the left eye of the goddess and this diamond was installed by the Kakatiya dynasty.
Timings: From 5 am to 1 pm, and 3 pm to 8:30 pm
Extravagant craftsmanship and artistry
The temple is dedicated to three deities, Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Surya Thousand Pillar Temple also known as Rudreswara Swamy Temple, is an awe-inspiring masterpiece of Kakatiya architecture. This temple was built by Rudra Dev and is locally called Veyisthambala Gudi. The temple’s architecture got its influence from Chalukyan and early Kakatiyan Architecture. The temple possesses richly carved sculptures of elephants, lions, and dancers. The craftsmanship and artistry of the temple can leave anyone spellbound.
Timings: From 6 am to 8 pm
A deity of knowledge and wisdom
Situated on the banks of river Godavri, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswathi is known for her knowledge and wisdom. Young children are brought here before they even start their formal education to seek blessings for success in their academic pursuits. The Ceremony called “Akshara Abhyasam” is performed by children in this temple. This place is an abode of the divine trinity because Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Kali, have their shrine in Basara.
Timings: From 7:30 am to 12:30 pm, then 2 pm to 8:30 pm
Amazing architecture and sculpture
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kakatiya architecture was a blend of Dravidian and Nagara styles used in the construction of the temple. This temple remained unaffected by wars and even disastrous earthquakes because of its sandbox technique of laying the foundation. This temple is a true testament to the excellent craftsmanship of ancient Indian artisans. There are two small shrines of Lord Shiva on either side of the main temple complex.
Timings: From 6 am to 6 pm
Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple in Kaleshwaram is a gem of Telangana’s religious map. The main highlight of the temple is that two Shiva lingas are situated on the same pedestal. This temple hosts both Lord Shiva and Lord Yama (the god of death), illustrating the cyclical nature of life and death. In the Kartika month, many tourists from far and wide come to visit this temple. You can even take a spiritual bath in the temple and then visit the shrine of lord Ganesha then worship Lord Yama then Lord Shiva at last.
Timings: From 5 am to 1:30 pm, then 4 pm to 8 pm