The Royal House of Mourning

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 Age-Old Hill Fort of Karimnagar

There are many forts to explore in Telangana, that stand as a rich testimony to the heritage prominence of the region for several centuries. These forts have witnessed the reign of many dynasties, and offer fascinating insights into the lifestyle, military ambitions, conquest, engineering innovations, architecture and other aspects of yesteryear rulers. The Elgandal fort, …

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Ancient Buddhist Settlement of Telangana

Buddhism, an ancient religion has flourished in South and South East Asia, several centuries ago. Telangana is a blessed land that has witnessed ancient Buddhist and Jain settlements. Phanigiri is located nearly 90 km from the district headquarters of Nalgonda in the state of Telangana. In Sanskrit language, the word Phani means Snake and Giri …

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Recent Restoration Activities by Telangana Archaeology

India’s youngest state Telangana is described by explorers as treasure trove of archaeology due to its invaluable heritage, monuments and many more. The Deccan region of India, encompassing the state of Telangana has been known since ages for its heritage legacy of several dynasties and their architectural marvels. There are 347 protected monuments located in …

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Kakatiya’s Tryst with Shaiva Shrines

Kusumanchi town is located between Khammam and Suryapet and is home to renowned temples of Mukkanteshwaralayam and Ganapeshwaralayam. These shrines were built by the Kakatiya rulers during 12th and 13th centuries and are a testimony to the architectural genius of Kakatiya kings. These shrines are in a juxtaposed manner, with some space in between them. …

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An Ode to a Royal Courtesan!

Hyderabad city represents a confluence of several cultures and traditions.  Hyderabad region was once a territory of the richest man in the world, the Nizam. The region is well known all over the world for its history, arts, architecture and culture. More than 700 years of its history is preserved, in the form of several …

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Temples Built by the Regional Feudatories of Kakatiyas

Telangana state needs no special introduction for its priceless heritage. The 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 …

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Ancient Buddhist Site of Karukonda

Buddhism is an ancient religion which has greatly flourished in South and South-East Asia, several centuries ago. Telangana is a blessed land that was once home to ancient Buddhist settlements.  The state is home to many significant Buddhist sites of immense archaeological importance. One such unique site of Buddhism is located in Telangana at Karukonda …

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Kakatiya-Era Temple Clusterof Nagunuru

Forts are always considered as powerfulstructures 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 the …

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