Yadadri or Yadagirigutta Temple History & Timings

Yadagirigutta Temple renamed it as YADADRI and people mostly called it as Telangana TTD (Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam). It is the Hindu Temple of Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation Lord Vishnu. This temple is located in Nalgonda District of Telangana State, India. Here we go with complete information of the Yadadri temple history and it’s timing, accommodation, hotels, online booking system.

Note: The first chief minister of Telangana State Mr. Kalvakuntla.Chandra Shekar Rao (KCR) with the suggestion of Jeeyar Swamy renamed yadagirigutta as YADADRI, Which is the pride of Nalgonda District Tourism.

Yadagirigutta Temple History

Mythological: It is the most unique, beautiful and pleasant Hillock with moderate Climate in all seasons. Sri Maha Vishnu Came from out of the pillar as per the desire of Bhakta Prahlada and killed Hiranya Kashyapa, who is the father of Prahlada, ) .who is a beloved devotee of Maha Vishnu.

The area acquired its name and fame from a sage called Yadarishi, son of the great sage Rishyasrunga who did penance inside a cave with the blessings of Anjaneya on this hill between Bhongir and Raigiri in Nalgonda district. Pleased with his deep devotion, Lord Narasimha (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) appeared before him in five different forms as Jwala, Yogananda, Gandabherunda, Ugra and Lakshminarasimha.

Yadadri Temple Images HD
Yadadri Temple Images HD

They later manifested themselves into finely sculpted forms that later came to be worshipped as Panchanarasimha Kshetram. As the legend goes, the Lord appeared first as Jwala Narasimha (Lord as a flame), when Yadarishi was unable to face the intensity of this apparition, he appeared in a peaceful form as Yoganarasimha (Lord in a Yogic Padmasana posture with open palms on the kn). Not satisfied with the Lord appearing alone, Yadarishi sought to see him with this consort, so he is said to have appeared with Lakshmi on his lap, known as Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and as being worshipped by Alwars, his ardent devotees.

Note: April 2016 update:
Yadadri: Lord Laxminarsimha Swamy’s cave temple at Yadadri will be closed for nine months for pilgrims from April 21 to take up renovation works. The Telangana Government sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for the development of the temple Yadagirigutta. The main temple will be opened for devotees as soon as the renovation is completed.

The Newly designs for the temple is designed by Architecture Anand Sai.

Yadadri Temple Master Plan Designs HD
Yadadri Temple Master Plan Designs HD
Yadadri Temple Master Designs HD by Anand Sai
Yadadri Temple Master Designs HD by Anand Sai

Visitors Per Day: The official said that on an average the temple receives 15,000 to 20,000 pilgrims a day and the number doubles during the holidays.

Yadadri Temple Timings:

Morning scheduled
4-00 am to 4-30 am Suprabhatam
4-30 am to 5-00 am Binde teertam
5-00 am to 5-30 am Bala Bogam
5-30 am to 6-30 am Nijabhishekam
6-30 am to 7-15 am Archna
7-15 am to 11-30 am Darshnamas (All)
11-30 am to 12-30 am Maharaja Bogamu
12-30 am to 3-pm Darshanams
03-00 pm to 04-00 pm Dwarabandanamu
Evening scheduled
4-00 pm to 5-00 pm Special Darshan’s
5-00 pm to 7-00 pm Darshnamas (All)
7-00 pm to 7-30pm Aaradhana
7-30 pm to 8-15 pm Archana
8-15 pm to 9 -00 pm Darshnamas (All)
9-00 pm to 9-30 pm Maha nivedhana
9-30 pm to 9-45 pm Shayanostavams
9-45 pm Temple close

Yadagirigutta Temple Photo Gallery:

Yadagirigutta Temple Images HD
Yadagirigutta Temple Images HD

NH 163 Road Map: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the development of the 4-laning of the Yadgiri-Warangal section of National Highway – 163 at a cost of Rs 1905.23 crore in Telangana. The 4-laning will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV.

Yadadri Temple Road Map HD
Yadadri Temple Road Map HD
How to Reach Yadadri Temple:

Train: A high-speed rail network, on the lines of the metro rail, between Uppal and Yadadri to start soon. The Metro Rail service would be extended up till Rayagiri station in Nalgonda.

Buses:

From Hyderabad: 1 h 44 min (62.1 km) via NH163.
From Secunderabad: 1 h 33 min (61.7 km) via NH163. (1 h 38 min (64.1 km) via Nacharam Mallapur Rd and NH163)
From Warangal: 1 h 59 min (92.5 km) via NH163.
From karimnagar: 2 h 27 min (137.5 km) via Siddipet – Karimnagar Rd.

Air:

Yadagirigutta temple accommodation online booking:

The Devasthanam is having the Sufficient number of  Choultries, dormitories, and cottages for providing accommodation to the devotees and V.I.P.s including A.C Rooms to stay on the uphill.  In the downhill, the Devasthanam is having  Rooms and  halls for staying off the pilgrims. Details are given below. So now visitors can start Yadagirigutta temple room booking online.

Up hill : Total Rooms 294
Non-Ac room 264
AC rooms                30

Sl.No.

Name of the block

Non-Ac

Ac

1

P.V. Rooms

42

11

2

R.G. Rooms

57

8

3

N.P. Rooms

9

4

K.M. Rooms

39

5

J.N. Rooms

40

6

Sri Chakra

77

 

Sl.No.

Room Rent

No. of Rooms

Amount

Total Amount

1

Rs.50/-

74

50.00

3,700.00

2

Rs.75/-

12

75.00

900.00

3

Rs.100/-

101

100.00

10,100.00

4

Rs.150/-

29

150.00

4,300.00

5

Rs.200/-

28

200.00

5,600.00

6

Rs.300/-

13

300.00

3,900.00

7

Rs.400/-

02

400.00

800.00

8

Rs.500/-

18

500.00

9,000.00

9

Rs.600/-

04

600.00

2,400.00

10

Rs.800/-

05

800.00

4,000.00

11

Rs.1,000/-

06

1,000.00

6,000.00

12

Rs.2,000/-

02

2,000.00

4,000.00

 

Down hill: Total Rooms 187
Non-Ac room 181
Halls  07

Sl.No.

Name of the block

Non-Ac

1

Yogananda Nilayam

50

2

Yogananda Nilayam halls

7

3

Lakshmi Nrusimha Sadanam

78

4

12 Suits Guest Houses

34

5

Yadarushi Nilayam

17

6

Keshava Nilayam

02

 

Sl.No.

Room Rent

No. of Rooms

Amount

Total Amount

1

Rs.100/-

03

100.00

300.00

2

Rs.150/-

08

150.00

1200.00

3

Rs.200/-

78

200.00

15,600.00

4

Rs.250/-

34

250.00

8,500.00

5

Rs.300/-

04

300.00

1200.00

6

Rs.350/-

01

350.00

350.00

7

Rs.400/-

01

400.00

400.00

8

Rs.1,000/-

02

1,000.00

2,000.00

Yogananda Nilayam

9

Rs.100/-

50

100.00

5,000.00

10

Rs.150/-

01

150.00

150.00

11

Rs.250/-

05

250.00

1250.00

Final Words: Here we provided Yadagirigutta Temple History & Hotels in Yadadri of Nalgonda district, which is the part of Telangana tourism.

Special Thanks to Yadagirinews.com for best HD pictures.

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.

Via Buses:

Via Trains:

Via AIR:

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.