Public Garden, Park at Hanamkonda, Warangal

Hanamkonda Parks & Gardens: Hello, the best and beautiful park of Warangal city is Public Garden located at Hanamkonda, Telangana. The Public Garden is a historic park located in the heart of the city of Hanamkonda, Warangal urban district, India.

Public gardens, one of the finest gardens in Hanamkonda, are one of the prominent tourist attractions with its elegant buildings and beautiful gardens, Which is the part of Warangal tourism.

Public Gardens also are known as Bagh-e-Aam or Bagham. In Urdu “Bagh” means Garden and Aam or Aam Jana means the public. Earlier during the Nizam regime, it was called as “Bagham”. Later it called as Public Garden.

This park consists of a building still stand intact with unique architecture amidst thick greenery and age-old trees.

History of Public Garden Building at Hanamkonda:

Among the great legacies left behind by the erstwhile Nizam, rulers include beautiful buildings and sprawling public gardens.

According to plaque, the building was completed during the regime of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, in 1886. Who built several structures including the marvelous town hall “Collectorate building” in the sprawling public gardens in the heart of Hanamkonda town. It was then known as Mahaboob Bagh.

Public Garden White Building Photos
Public Garden White Building, Photos

Nerella Venu Madhav Auditorium at Hanamkonda:

An auditorium has been constructed by the government at Hanamkonda Public gardens and was named it in his Honour as Padmasri Dr. Nerella Venu Madhav Kalaa Pranganam.

Nerella Venu Madhav, popularly known as NV, is a famous mimic from India. He rose to popularity imitating celebrities, politicians, local dialects, Nizams et cetera. He started a diploma course at Telugu University, a first in the world. He is often regarded as the father of Indian Mimicry. He is also hailed as the pioneer and maestro of mimicry in India.

Padma Sri. Nerella Venu Madhav Kalaa Pranganam at Hanamkonda
Nerella Venu Madhav Kalaa Pranganam Photos.

Public Garden, Park at Hanamkonda Gallery:

The major highlight of the gardens is that it incorporates plenty of prominent buildings in its premises. It is one of the most frequently visited gardens in the city and is famous for beautiful landscapes, lawns, pathways, Walkers’ Track, Mini Library, Chess Game, etc..,

It must have been very important public Gardens earlier but with coming of other attractions this gets lesser importance. Still quite beautiful but may be fewer resources. Nice place for people to come for evening and morning walks.

School Picnic spot:

A prominent spot for school picnics, the Public Gardens also houses an auditorium, Children find this place exciting as there are a playing Pieces of equipment like metal swing, Circular swing, Playground slide, Seesaw, Multiplay System, FRP playground slides, Jungle Gym.

Circular swing at Public Garden Hanamkonda
Circular swing at Public Garden Hanamkonda
Play ground Slider at Hanamkonda, Public Gardens
Playground Slider
Seesaw, Multiplay System at Public Garden Hanamkonda
Seesaw, Multiplay System

Public Gardens is a must visit destination for the tourists to Hanamkonda. Come and explore the beauty and the magic of these gardens!

Address (Entry Ticket Fee, Timings):

Entry Fee: Free, Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM. Open on all day of the week, you can visit.
Address: Sai Nagar, In front of Police Head Quarters, Hanamkonda, Warangal urban district, India.

Public Park is sure to captivate you with its natural beauty. Its lush greenery and it’s refreshing environment are sure to rejuvenate you. People can come and relax amid the refreshing quietness of the park.

Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival History

The smart city Warangal is the second most population district in Telangana state. Warangal was the capital of Kakatiya Kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from 12th to the 14th centuries. Now we discuss for Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival History. Bonalu is an important & very popular jatara celebrated in the entire state. Comparing with Ashada Bonalu in Hyderabad, Warangal Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival is the second largest bonalu festival in the state. The festival celebrated on Ekadasi mainly by the Golla Kuruma community.

Celebration’s of Beeranna Swamy Jatara in Warangal

Celebrations: People dance to the beats of traditional percussion in gay abandon. The women who form long queues carrying bonalu walk over the sacrificed the animal.

Beeranna Swamy Bonalu at Karimabad Pics
Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival at Karimabad

Traditional Dresses: Women clad in colorful sarees and young girls in traditional `langa voni’ smeared in turmeric add color to the celebrations. Potharjulu dance to the drum beats and people from all walks of life gather to enjoy the event.

Bonam at Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival Photos HD
Women carrying Bonam at Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival

Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival History

The story in English: Lord Siva incarnated as Beeranna, a shepherd, who desired to marry his uncle’s daughter. His uncle who was a landlord refused to give his daughter to the shepherd. But, Beeranna moved by the love of the young woman hatched a plan and took her away against the wishes of his uncle.

The shepherd community considers Beeranna as the incarnation of Lord Shiva and celebrates his courage and fearlessness. Every year, they offer prayers and celebrate Ekadasi because on this day Beeranna had married his uncle’s daughter.

Conclusion: Beeranna Swamy Bonalu Festival is one of the best bonalu jatara in Warangal district.

Thousand Pillar Temple History

About 1000 Pillar Temple History: Today we discuss complete details of One of the Best Temples in Warangal Urban District. It is nothing but “Thousand Pillar Temple” Or also Known as “Rudreshwara Swamy Temple“. It is the pride of Warangal Tourism.

So as it is located in Warangal Urban District at Hanamkonda City, I wanted you to know some most important information about it. Warangal in the past called as ORUGALLU. “Oru” means ‘single’ and “Kal” is referred as a ‘stone’ in the local language.

The word “Orugallu” synonyms, one rock, which describes the city was carved out of a single large stone. The word “Ekashilanagaram” is another way of describing the name Orugallu which literally means same as City Carved Out of Single Stone, used very commonly in the period of Kakatiyan empire. As the time went on, Orugallu was changed to “Warangallu” and finally settled as Warangal.

Why is It Called it as 1000 Pillar Temple?

The famous 1,000-pillar temple, constructed in the 12th century, at Hanamkonda in Warangal of Telangana, India. Beside the temple, a Kalyana Mandapam (Building) with 1000 pillars is built. There were 1,000 pillars in the structures, but no pillar obstructs a person in any point of the temple to see the god in the other temple.

Thousand Pillar Temple History

Fine, now you were aware of the great word Warangal & it’s formation. So it’s time for 1000 Pillar Temple ( In Telugu Pronounced it as Veyyi Stambala Gudi). The Great Kakatiya dynasty, that ruled Telangana region from 750 AD – 1325 AD – for 575 years, still lives in the ruins of the fort and almost intact temple.

Construction: The Temple was built during the period of the Kakatiya dynasty, probably in 1163 AD by order of the king “GANPATI DEVA”. Who is the father of Rani Rudrama Devi? It stands out to be a masterpiece and achieved major heights in terms of architectural skills by the ancient Kakatiya Vishwakarma sthapathis.

The temple is built in unique “Trikootalaya” style of Kakatiyas, the presiding deity in the main “Sanctum Sanctorum” is Rudreshwar and the other two are dedicated to “Lord Surya” and “Lord Vishnu” the temple is on a satellite plan with the three shrines connected to a square Rung Mandap in the centre.

Not only this under the patronage of Ganpati deva much beautiful well architecture Temples were built. Other named temples like Ramappa Gudi is also a part of Ganpati deva. It is one of the finest specimens of Kakatiya architecture and sculpture. The temple has three shrines, which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. This temple is also known as Rudreswarar temple and it took 72 years to construct the temple.

According to inscriptions and deciphering made by historians, the Thousand Pillar Temple was built on ‘Magha Shudda Trayodashi (Thursday)’ of Chitrabanu year of Shalivahanashakam, which according to the Gregorian calendar is January 19 of 1163.”

Thousand Pillar Temple Photos:

Side View:

The Thousand Pillar Temple is constructed on a platform that is raised to a height of 1 metre (3.3 ft) from ground level. Rock-cut elephants and perforated screens in the temple are characteristic of the then prevailing dynasty. The Thousand Pillar Temple is surrounded by a big garden in which many small lingam shrines can be seen.

Thousand Pillar Temple
Thousand Pillar Temple Images

Kalyana Mandapam of the temple:

This is the most important thing in this temple, Yes the Kalyana Mandapam is the major attraction of the temple. But In 2004, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has embarked on a mission to save it. The Kalyana Mandapam of the temple, which is lying in ruins, have been dismantled and reconstructed from the foundation level. The outward tilting of the Kalyana Mandapam of the 1,000-pillar temple has made the authorities intervene and place iron rods between the pillars so that it will not collapse. Each of the pillars is being numbered and photographic documentation is being made of the projections and elevation.

A beautifully carved giant “Nandi” as in Lepakshi is seen on the platform connecting the shrines in the mandap. The exterior wall of the temple, the celling slabs and the four central pillars of the navarangal mandap are decorated with finely carved sculptures of the deities. The sculptures of Indra with Airavata craftsmanship of the Kakatiya Dynasty.

Old Photos of Kalyana Mandapam Before Dismantled

Kalyana Mandapam
Kalyana Mandapam Old Images at Thousand Pillar Temple Before Dismantled in 2004
Well at Thousand Pillar Temple
Well at Thousand Pillar Temple (Past used it for Pooja’s)

 Kakatiya architecture and sculpture:

The Nandi bull was carved out of a black basalt monolith that has been highly polished.

Nandi At 1000 Pillar Temple
Nandi At 1000 Pillar Temple
Kakatiya architecture On Pillars at Thousand Pillar Temple
Kakatiya architecture On Pillars at Thousand Pillar Temple
Lord Shiva Lingam at Thousand Pillar Temple
Lord Shiva Lingam at Thousand Pillar Temple

Temple Timings: Morning 5 Am – Evening 8 PM.

Note: On MahaShiva Ratri a special pooja’s start’s from early morning to night. (Full Day).

How to Reach:

The Thousand Pillars Temple is located in Hanamkonda part of the Warangal City. It is about 6 kms away from, Warangal Railway Station & Bus Station 9 kms away from Kazipet Rly.Junction and is well connected by city bus service. Temple is located on the National Highway Road Between Warangal to Hanmkonda. About 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the city of Hyderabad.

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Accommodation & Hotels in Warangal:

Government: Haritha Hotel is located at Nakkalaguta, Hanamkonda. It is the best hotel in Warangal maintained by Telangana Tourism Department.

Private:

There are many hotels, here we are providing the best of it only.

  • Ashoka Hotel (Hanamkonda), Warangal (near Ashoka theater), Contact: +91 870 6692220.
  • City Grand Hotel, S.V.P Road, Rangampet, Contact: +91 870-2454587. Offers well-furnished and comfortable air-conditioned rooms. ₹1450.
  • Hima Residency, Near N.I.T (beside Sri Kalinga Restaurant), Contact: +91 870-2456522. Located near to National Institute Of Technology.
  • Hotel Landmark Residency (Near Water Tank), Warangal-Kazipet Main Road, Nakkalagutta, Hanumakonda, Contact: +91 870-2546111, e-mail: bookings@hotellandmark.co.in. A 3-star hotel in Warangal, one of the few upscale hotels around, which in addition to the 3 in-house restaurants, also carries 2 banquet halls for official meetings and parties. Its features include king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, elegant interiors, centralized AC’s, exemplary service.
  • Hotel Suprabha, Hanumakonda, Contact: +91 870-2573888.
  • Punnami Hotel (AP Tourism Hotel), Kazipet, Contact: +91 870 2432312.
  • Ratna Hotel, Pochamma Maidan, Warangal, 506002, Contact: +91 870-2500096.

Final Words: This is the complete information of Thousand Pillar Temple History, which is the part of Telangana Tourism.