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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 hall. Each shrine has an antarala and a garbhagriha. Venugopala, Vishnu as Anantasayana and Lingam are the icons housed in the three shrines. The walls of the shrine are constructed using large blocks of stone. The shrines have the stepped pyramidal type of sikharas.

According to legend, this temple was constructed on a water stream, originating from holy Kasi. It is said that if one drops a coin in the garbhalayam of Sri Venugopala Swamy temple here, then the sound will be similar to that of a coin being dropped in water. Sri AnanthaPadmanabha Swamy temple is located towards the west side of garbhaalaya. The temple shares a resemblance with the Thousand Pillar Temple of Warangal in terms of architecture.

It is located at a distance of about 60 km from Hyderabad and 71 km from Medak. The Department of Heritage Telangana has taken up restoration activities here, recently such as exposing the temple from covered earth, restoration of nandi mandapam and construction of compound wall at this historic shrine.

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