Thousand Pillar Temple, Hanamkonda

The Thousand Pillar Temple or Rudreswara Swamy Temple is a ancient Hindu temple positioned in the town of Hanamakonda, Telangana nation, India.It’s miles devoted to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. Thousand Pillar Temple, along side Warangal citadel, Kakatiya Kala Thoranam and Ramappa Temple are introduced to the tentative list of world heritage sites recognised through UNESCO.

Many Hindu temples were developed underneath the patronage of Ganapati Deva, Rudrama Devi and Prataparudra who were of Kakatiya dynasty. The Thousand Pillar Temple changed into believed to be built all through the length among 1175–1324 CE via order of the king, Rudra Deva. It sticks out to be a masterpiece and completed predominant heights in terms of architectural abilities by using the historic Kakatiya Vishwakarma Sthapathis (Architect). The govt officer of the challenge temple is P.Venugopal. It become desecrated by way of the Tughlaq dynasty during their invasion of the Deccan.Alternatively, the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad,(Mir Osman Ali Khan) donated a provide of 1 Lakh INR toward the reconstruction of this temple.

The Thousand Pillar Temple with its ruins lies near the Hanamkonda-Warangal dual carriageway in Telangana nation, approximately one hundred fifty kilometres (ninety three mi) from the city of Hyderabad. Rudreswara Temple locally referred to as Veyisthambala Gudi (Thousand pillars temple) is one of the satisfactory and earliest available examples of Kakatiya artwork, structure and sculpture. It changed into constructed by Rudra Deva and named after him as ‘Sri Rudreswara Swamy temple with the presiding deity as Rudreswara, in 1163 advert within the style of later Chalukyan and early Kakatiyan structure, megastar-fashioned and triple shrined (Trikutalaya). The temple is a pleasant specimen of structure and sculpture with a thousand pillars. There are richly carved pillars, perforated monitors, remarkable icons; rock cut elephants and the monolithic dolerite Nandi as additives of the temple. Strengthening of foundations like sandbox approach, the ability of Kakatiya sculptors is appear in adroit craftsmanship and wonderful ivory carving technique of their artwork. The ingenuity of Kakatiya sculptors is seen in likes of lathe grew to become, and vivid polish in dolerite and granite stone sculpture and craftwork of Nava Rangamandapa. The temple turned into renovated in 2004 by the authorities of India. Archaeological Survey of India and modern-day engineers have been working for the temple’s in addition protection.

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How to reach

  • By Road: TSRTC, APSTRC and Private buses connect with Hyderabad, Vijayawada and some other districts.
  • By Train: Has a railway station which is 6 kms away and is well connected by rail to important cities of India.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, 157-km away.
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How to reach

  • Nearest airport is Hyderabad
  • Nearest railway station is Warangal 
  • Nearest bus station is Hanamkonda
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