Religious Places in WarangalWarangal is one of the best heritage cities of India and being a cultural affected country India has always leaned towards customs and traditions. Ancient Indians were more attracted towards spirituality, which is the reason behind building many temples in their time. Warangal being one of the ancient city of India is home to many temples of all religions. Let us take a look at some of the renowned temples of Warangal:
Ramappa Temple is one of the most visited places of Warangal city by tourists. The temple is located at Palampet at a distance of about 77 Km from the city of Warangal on the banks of Ramappa Lake. Main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva and was built by Kakatiya Dynasty in a similar way to Ghanpur Group of Temples of the same period. Main attraction of the temple is the dancing mandakinis situated on all the gates of the temple and the main structure, which is built on a star shaped platform.Click here to read more
Ghanpur Group of TemplesAs the name suggests, there are 22 structures located at Ghanpur mandal at a distance of about 60 Km from the city of Warangal and known from the name of Ghanpur Group of Temples. Belonging to the Kakatiya Dynasty, impact of magnificent Kakatiyan architecture can be clearly seen on these temples. The main temple of the group is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. This place is a must visit for any architecture enthusiast to see the carvings all around the temple premise. Click here to read more
Bhadrakali TempleAs the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhadrakali and is located in the heart of Warangal city on the banks of Bhadrakali Lake. Architecture of the temple showcases impact of three different eras including the time period of Chalukya Dynasty, Kakatiya Dynasty and Downfall of all the Dynasties. Main attractions of the temple include the idol of the goddess Bhadrakali herself, natural rock formations around the temple and a manmade lake known as Bhadrakali Lake situated around the temple. Click here to read more
Jain Temple in WarangalIt is one the most ancient temple of Indian history and also known from the name of Kulpak Ji among the Jain devotees. The temple was built around 2000 years back and is one of the main pilgrimage sites of Jain religion. The temple is situated in Kolunapaka at a distance of about 81 Km from the city of Warangal. The main deity of the temple is Lord Mahavira. The main attraction of the temple is the statue of Lord Mahavira, which is of 130 centimeters tall and was made from the single piece of jade. Click here to read more
Padmakshi TempleThe temple is dedicated to Goddess Padmakshi and is most famous for its charm during the Bathukhumma Festival. The temple is located in the heart of the city of Hanamkonda at a mere distance from Warangal city centre.
Sri Someswara Temple in WarangalThe temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located at a distance of about 82 Km from Warangal at Kolunapaka. Main attraction of the temple is the idol of Lord Shiva in human form. One museum is also located by the side of the temple, where one can see many sculptures of ancient era from 11th century to 14th century. Click here to read more
Sri Veernarayanswamy TempleThis Chalukyan style temple belongs to an era of Jainism in Telangana region. The temple is located at a distance of about 82 Km from Warangal at Kolunapaka. Unlike other temples of South India, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s Avataar - Shri Veeranarayana. Click here to read more
Thousand Pillar Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya and is situated in the heart of Warangal city, Hanamkonda. The main attraction of this temple is its star shaped structure and richly engraved and carved pillar, which resembles Chalukyan style. Click here to read more
Siddeswara Temple in WarangalDedicated to Lord Shiva, Siddeswara temple is situated in the mid of the city in Hanamkonda at a distance of about 4 Km from Warangal. Main attraction of this temple is its quite fascinatingly engraved pillars and walls as the temple depicts Chalukyan style and was built in 3rd century A.D. Click here to read more
Churches in Warangal
Warangal does not have too many churches. There is only one popular church, Fatima Church located in Kazipet near Warangal.
Fatima ChurchFatima Church is located at Fathimanagar in Kazipet at a distance of about 10 Km from the city of Warangal. It is a rare Roman Catholic Church and most of the devotees believe that they get relief from their problems after visiting this church. A lot of devotes and tourists visit the temple from all over the Andhra Pradesh to Mary Matha and participate in festival celebrated during the month of February every year.
Apart from these, there are numerous small temples, mosques and churches are located all around the city of Warangal having their own uniqueness and believes in the eyes of local people.