Conserving Telangana’s Buddhist Heritage

Buddhism is an ancient religion which has greatly flourished in South and South-East Asia, several centuries ago. Telangana is a great land, which was once home to many ancient Buddhist settlements. The region is home to significant Buddhist sites of great archaeological importance. The region of Nagarjuna Sagar dam, located in Nalgonda district of Telangana …

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Heritage Tombs of 19th Century

Mah Laqa Bai Tombs Complex is located near Moula Ali hamlet of Malkajgiri District. Mah Laqa Bai, born Chand Bibi in the year 1768, was also called as Mah Laqa Chanda. She was an 18th century Urdu Poetess, courtesan and philanthropist based in Hyderabad. She was considered influential in the court of the 2nd and …

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Temple Architecture of Kakatiya Era

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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Grand Mansion of the British

The state of Telangana is truly a treasured land of monuments, historic structures and palaces. It is important to safeguard these priceless monuments and preserve their glory for the future generations. The city of Hyderabad is known for its unique association with several dynasties and rulers, witnessed in the form of royal patronage of the …

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The Grand Mausoleum of Paigah Nobles

Paigah Tombs, also called as Maqhbara Shams al-Umara, are one of the most renowned and historic tombs, located in old city of Hyderabad. The necropolis is located about 4 km to the southeast of Charminar, at Pisal banda near Santosh Nagar. It belongs to the nobility of Paigah family, who were considered the fierce loyalists …

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Heritage Temple Cluster of Suryapet

Telangana state needs no special introduction for its priceless heritage. 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. The state of Telangana is also known for many historic structures which occupies a unique pride of place …

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Qutub Shahi Era Structure of Yore

Telangana region and in particular Hyderabad, has witnessed the influx of different religions and cultures. One of the prominent influences in the Deccan region has been Islamic Architecture. The Shia sect of Islam is known for its unique set of customs and practices. There are lakhs of Shia Muslims in Hyderabad, who have been part …

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The Legendary Fort of Survay Papa Rayudu

Telangana state is known for many legendary forts and leaders, who held sway across strategic locations in the region. One such famous Fort is located in Khilashpur village, about 5 km from Raghunathapalli Railway station on Hanmakonda-Hyderabad Highway. Sarvay Papa Rayudu of Khilashpur, was a popular local leader who had revolted against the Golconda Nawabs. …

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Ancient Temple of Dharmapuri

There are many temples and monuments of archaeological importance, which are also quite popular for its religious significance, from hundreds of years. Telangana region, is home to many such shrines, which are visited regularly by pilgrims from all over. One such Hindu popular Hindu temple is that of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, situated in Dharmapuri …

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Rashtrakuta-Era Fort of Jukkal

There are numerous forts in Telangana, which share an interesting and historic legacy that has always amazed explorers, while providing archeological experts more evidence about these monuments and fort complexes. The Kaulas fort dates back to the fourteenth century, and is spread across six square km. It is tucked away in a quiet corner in …

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