Shaivite Temple of Ghanpur

Telangana’s heritage bears a great influence of the Kakatiya rule, which is also described as a golden era of temple architecture. There are hundreds of temples, across different villages of Telangana, which share a unique history, with several structures of heritage prominence. Kakatiya era shrines, especially those of Lord Shiva have earned great patronage during …

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Final Resting Place of a French General

The city of Hyderabad and its dynastic rulers shared an association with different colonial powers centuries ago. While some of the cantonment areas in Secunderabad, have been established by the British, here’s a unique French connection in the heart of Hyderabad city. Located in Moosaram Bagh locality near Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad, Raymond’s obelisk is the …

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A Historic Black Granite Carving

The state of Telangana is a rich repository of heritage structures, sculptures and many more. There are many mandal’s in the state, which boast of a great legacy, seen in the form of rare antiques and monuments. Rangareddy district is well known for its heritage significance, and continues to be explored, by historians. There are …

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Temple Cluster, An Architectural Wonder!

Forts are always considered powerful structures of archeological significance, as they have played a key role in defenses and also in projecting the might of yesteryear dynasties and rulers. Nagunuru Fort (also spelled Nagnoor) is one such majestic fort built by the rulers of Kakatiya dynasty. It is located in the village of Nagunuru, to …

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Kakatiya Era Shrine of Sangareddy

Kalbagur is a small village situated close to the district headquarters of Sangareddy, in the state of Telangana. Sri Kasi Vishweshwara Temple is situated in this village, near Manjeera Barrage. There is a Trikuta temple which consists of a porch in the east, a hall and shrines to the west, north and south of the …

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Sandhara temple of Kakatiya Era

Each religion has its own set of tenets, beliefs and values. Hinduism, a major religion of India, is equally known for its scriptures, temples, and other edicts, which have been a hallmark of its religious beliefs. Every dynasty in India, and Telangana have left their indelible mark in terms of religious structures, forts, currency and …

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The Mastery of Sculptures and Temple Architecture

Kusumanchi town is located between Khammam and Suryapet and is home to renowned temples of Sri Ganapeshwaralayam and Mukkanteswaralayam, built by the Kakatiya rulers during 12th and 13th centuries. These shrines are in a juxtaposed manner, with some space in between them. Each temple also consists of a small portico. These temples face northward direction. …

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Prominent Qutub Shahi Era Masjid of Ranga Reddy

Hyderabad and the surroundings regions in the Deccan are home to the gifted legacy of Qutb Shahi rule that has left a lasting impact in the form of landmark structures, monuments and other heritage attractions. These structures are quite impressive to this day, attracting heritage explorers and historians alike. One such magnificent structure is that …

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700-year-old Trikuta Shrine Complex

Telangana region is home to many historic structures which occupies a unique pride of place among other states in India since the region is home to many monuments, built by several dynasties over the years, which reflects the heritage glory and also the archeological prominence of the region. There are many such centuries-old old temples …

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Historic Structure of Jainism

Jainism, one of the oldest religions in the world flourished all over India and in South India, while Telangana state too is home to some of the historic Jain temples and sites. The spread of Jain faith here centuries ago shows the multi-cultural and multi religious influence in the region. Mahabubnagar district in Telangana has …

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