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Warangal - Goddess Bhadrakali Temple

Bhadrakali Temple at Warangal (Hanamkonda) is significant temple located on the hill-top between the twin cities of Hanamkonda and Warangal. The temple is held in high esteem by devotees of the of Goddess Bhadrakali popularly called the 'Grant Mother Goddess'. Remarkable feature of the temple is the square shaped stone image of the Goddess (2.7 X 2.7 meters). In the image goddess is seen in a sitting posture with fierce looking eyes and face. The Goddess can also be seen wearing a crown and having eight hands holding various weapons.

Warangal Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • 1500 years old temple houses Sri Bhadrakali Ammavaru called as 'Grant Mother Goddess'
  • Constructed by the King Pulakesi II of Chalukya dynasty around 625 A.D
  • Eight major and twelve minor temples in the mountains surrounding the Bhadrakali Temple
  • Beautiful lake adjoining the temple constructed by Kakatiya king Ganapathi Deva
  • A number of natural rock formations in the surrounding area add to the spiritual charm
  • Construction shows Chalukya and Kakatiya architecture style

Where is Warangal

Warangal City is second big city in Telangana state, India - 506001.

How to Reach

  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 146 km, Vijayawada - 200 km, Nalgonda - 139 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad
  • Nearest Bus Station: Warangal, Hanumakonda
  • Nearest Railway Station: Khazipet Junction, Warangal
  • Transport: It is 2 hours drive from Hyderabd on Warangal highway. Plenty of trains pass through Khazipet junction from all parts of India.

Where to Stay

Haritha Kakatiya hotel and several other hotels available in Warangal city.

Festivals / Events

  • Vasanta Navaratri in Chaitra masa - March/April
  • Shakambari Utsavam in Ashada masa - June/July
  • Sharannavaratri in Ashwayuja masa - Oct/Nov
  • Bathukamma Festival is celebrated on Durga Ashtami - Oct
  • Sravana masa Festival - Aug, This is the biggest festival celebrated here.

Worship & Darshan Timings

  • 05.00am to 11.00am  Sarva Darshanam
  • 11.30am to 01.00am  Sarva Darshanam
  • 03.00am to 06.00am  Sarva Darshanam
  • 06.30am to 08.30am  Sarva Darshanam
  • 01.00pm to 03.00pm  Break
  • 07.00am to 01.00am  Special Darshanam
  • 07.30am to 01.00am  Seva Darshanam
  • 06.30pm to 08.30pm  Seva Darshanam

Pooja Timings

  • 05.00am to 06.00am  Suprabhata Seva
  • 06.00am to 07.00am  Abhishekam
  • 08.00amto 08.30am  Alankarana
  • 11.00am to 11.30am  Madyahinikam, Maha Nivedana, Balipradanam
  • 06.00pm to 06.30pm  Ahinikam, Pradoshakalarchana
  • 08.30pm to 09.00pm  Bhogam, Mantra Pushpam

Best Season & Time to Visit

The best time to visit the temple is during the festival season in 'Sravana masa' in August and/or Sept. In this period festivals and Yagnams are conducted in the temple.

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