In Warangal, Bhadrakali temple is one of the historical temples of India which is devoted to Bhadrakali Goddess. It is located between Warangal city and Hanamkonda city upon a hill, beside of Bhadrakali Lake; it was formerly built by Chalukyaas at the period of the Chalukyaan reign in 625 AD. And it is an ancient temple.
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In 1950’s, Sri Ganapathi Sasthri and a few other local members was modernized the Bhadrakali temple after remodeled the temple get back to its attractiveness. Every year lakhs of people will visit this temple and it is among the most famous holy place. It is built with natural rocks all over the temple and along with historical interest and with devotional every devotee will visit Bhadrakali temple.
Bhadrakali temple photography cannot describe its magical beauty. However, taking photos inside the temple is not encouraged by the priests. If anyone is interested to take photos, then they can take outside the main Bhadrakali temple.
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Bhadrakali temple Significance:
In this Bhadrakali temple, the main idol worshipped is Goddess Bhadrakali in sitting position with eight hands and is wearing an attractive crown. The significance of each hand is each hand is carrying one weapon. The deity is made out of stone with 2.7 meters. The cherished vehicle of the Goddess Bhadrakali is a ferocious lion which is placed opposite to the holy sanctorum of the temple.
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Inside the temple there are many other idols as well. Like in Maha Mandapam, Located separate temples for Lord Shiva, Subramanya Swamy, Hanuman temple, and Navagrahas along with Uma Maheshwara images on the stone are placed. These are signified to one of the ancient shrines of the gods, which have been carved out of stone. Lord Vigneshwara Temple is builted newly which is located outside the main Bhadrakali temple.
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The idol in the Bhadrakali temple is named as Goddess Bhadrakali, yet the holy mantras had completed changed into “Tripura Sundari” of the image of the Goddess Bhadrakali. It is a rare form that shows the greatest feminine power of the universe. This mode of being is consisting of Goddess Kali form and is regarded as a greatest indication of Prakriti. ‘Beauty of The Three Worlds’ is the authentic meaning of the word Tripura Sundari.
Bhadrakali Lake is an attractive feature of this Bhadrakali temple which is built by Kakatiyaas at the period of Kakatiya reign and it is a man-made lake which is useful to serve as source of water for irrigation projects and other requirements. This lake is surrounded by top hills and dotted with multiple natural rock creations nearby and it is extent to 2 and half kilo meters. It adds an attractive feature and spiritual atmosphere of the Bhadrakali temple and it presents a peaceful environment.
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Temples beside Bhadrakali temple:
There are multiple temples which are worth visiting around Bhadrakali Temple Warangal. Some of the shrines are Padmakshi Amma Goddess Shrine, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Shrine, Sri Narasimha Swamy Shrine, Sri Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy Shrine and many more Shrines. In Warangal, Thousand Pillar Temple is another famous tourist charm which is located away from Bhadrakali Temple around 2 kilo meters.
Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal Architecture and History:
Bhadrakali temple is a historical temple which was built in the mode of Chalukyan architecture, in order to blemish their Vengi region victory. The Ekanda Shila statue and the tall pillars in the shrine represent a brief look of Chalukyan reign, while the tricky carvings on the pillars presents the luminous art of Kakatiya reign.
Goddess Bhadrakali is considered as a tribal goddess by Kakatiya Kings and therefore they had contributed much to the Bhadrakali temple. Bhadrakali Lake was built by Kakatiya Kings at the period of Kakatiya reign. The importance of Warangal Bhadrakali temple had diminished with the fall of Kakatiya reign. A lake connecting shrine was also constructed at the period of their rule.
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In 1950’s Bhadrakali temple was again rehabilated by Sri Ganapathi Sastri. In 1940’s who had shifted from Karnataka to Warangal this was initiated an intense devotee of Kali Goddess. He had decided to stay next to the Bhadrakali temple which was then just a sheltered place, at the time of seeing the remaining part of. He is the beginner of renovating the Bhadrakali temple, with the help of other local members who contributed in the renovation of Bhadrakali temple like Sri Mudumbai Ramanujacharya, Vangala Guravaiah, Sri Maganlal Sameja, Thandra Venkata Rama Narsaiah, Brahmasri Sri Hari Radhakrishnamurthy, Adluri Seetharama Shastry, Tankasala Narasimha Rao, and Maha Tapaswini Mangalambika.
Animal sacrifices had been stopped in Bhadrakali Temple After the modification. Also the temple of the goddess was slightly renovated. Originally the goddess had a bold form which was later softened by a few modifications. Goddess Bhadrakali face was changed into a smiling and silent face. Goddess’s tongue was written by Holy chants at the time of modifications. Bhadrakali temple is modified to a huge extent and an historical pillar near the Garbha Griha is a symbolic of its great history.
Currently worshipping of Bhadrakali Goddess is based on vedic rituals and are performed every day at the Bhadrakali temple by the temple priest.
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Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal Festivals:
Visiting Warangal Bhadrakali Temple at the time of any Hindus festivals is an optimal time. It is decorated and filled with sprightliness at the time of Hindus festivals.
Every year which are organized during the month of April (or) May crowd of devotees will visit at the time of Brahmotsavams.
Bathukamma Festival is celebrated by women and girls with beautifully arranged flowers with flower patterns with great passion here.
Bhadrakali temple celebrates many outstanding festivals like Vasanta Navaratri, Shakambari Utsavam and Sharan Navaratri during Shravana Masam, which will come at the month of August (or) September.
To offer your prayers visit the Bhadrakali Lake at the Bhadrakali Temple.
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Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal Timings:
The timings of Warangal Bhadrakali Temple For darshanam is starts from 5:30 AM to 1 PM. Closes from 1 PM to 3 PM. Again it opens at 3 PM to 8 PM for the devotees.
Note: Taking Photos inside the temple is prohibited.
How to reach Warangal, Bhadrakali Temple?
Tourists can easily reach to the Bhadrakali temple via hiring locally run autos, (or) buses. Bhadrakali Temple is located away from Warangal railway station around 5 kilo meters. It is also near to the Warangal Lal Bahadur College.
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Entry Fee for Bhadrakali Temple – No Entry Fee
Contact Number of Bhadrakali Temple – +919491000707
Address of Bhadrakali Temple – Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village, 506007, Warangal, Telangana, India.
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