Siddeshwara Temple is located in Hanamkonda at a distance of about 4 Km from the city centre of Warangal and 142 Km from Hyderabad. The temple is also known as Paschimdwara Mukha Temple because of its entrance gate facing west. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva like many other temples of South India. This is one of the most ancient temples of the Telangana region and holds a significant place in the hearts of people not because of its religious importance but also for its architecture style. It is one of the most important temple for all the devotees of Lord Shiva and for all the people who have interest in architecture and ancient history.
History of Siddeshwara Temple
Siddeshwara temple has a rich ancient history associated with it. The temple was built in 3rd century A.D. Even though built in a time period when life was totally different from today’s world, people fascinate about the architecture of this temple a lot.
Architecture of SiddeshwaraTemple
Siddeshwara temple is built in Chalukya style. There are many carvings engraved on walls and pillars of the temple which makes it unique in its style from other temples of India. The temple has a splendid appearance due to these carvings. The temple is located in Hanamkonda Hills and is a marvel in itself. One of the unique things about the architecture of this temple is that it is Paschimdwara Mukha means that its entrance gate is facing west unlike other temples of India. People find peace to their mind after visiting the temple.
Festivals of Siddeshwara Temple
Maha Shivaratri is the biggest festival of all the festivals of Lord Shiva celebrated in India. And as Siddeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is also the biggest festival celebrated in this temple.Mahashivratri is celebrated on the 14th night of the new moon in the month of Phalgun of Indian Calender and usually falls in the months of February or March. All the devotees of Lord Shiva celebrate this festival with enthusiasm and offer their prayers to the God. They decorate the temple with flowers and light on this auspicious day.
How to Reach at SiddeshwaraTemple
Location of the Siddeshwara Tempe is very convenient for all including the tourists and locals. The place is easily accessible from all means of transport if you are traveling from a distant place.
Places of Interest around Siddeshwara Temple
- Bhadrakali Temple
- Thousand Pillar Temple
- Warangal Fort
- Khush Mahal
- Kakatiya Rock Garden
- Kakatiya Musical Garden
- Bhadrakali Lake
- Padmakshi Temple
Quick Facts about Siddeshwara Temple
Established - 3rd Century A.D.
Presiding Deity - Lord Shiva
Temple Timings - 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (All days including weekends and public holidays)
Best Time to Visit - October to March
Distance from Warangal - 4 Km
Nearest Airport – Hyderabad International Airport
Nearest Railway Station – Warangal Railway Station
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