Bhadrakali Temple

About Bhadrakali Temple:

Bhadrakali temple in Warangal is among the oldest temples India that are dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. Located atop a hill, between the city of Warangal and Hanamkonda, by the side of Bhadrakali Lake, it is an ancient temple which was originally built during the Chalukyan reign in 625 AD.

Bhadrakali temple regained its magnetism after it was renovated in 1950s by Sri Ganapathi Sasthri and a few other locals. Although now it bears only a few traces of its glorious past, this temple is one of the most popular shrines and is visited by lakhs of devotees every year.

Along with historical importance and religious significance, natural rock formations around the temple also make this temple a must visit. However, as photography is not allowed inside the shrine, Warangal Bhadrakali temple photos cannot depict its mystical beauty. If interested, devotees can take photos outside the main temple.

In this temple, the main deity is Goddess Bhadrakali who is shown in sitting position. She is shown with eight hands, each carrying one weapon and is wearing an alluring crown. The idol is 2.7 meters and is made out of stone.

A fierce lion, the sacred vehicle of the Goddess is placed opposite to the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. There are many other shrines inside the temple as well. In Maha Mandapam, separate shrines for Lord Shiva, Hanuman temple, Subramanya Swamy and Navagrahas along with images of Uma Maheshwara images on stone are placed. These are said to be among the oldest idols of the deities, which have been carved out of stone. Shrine of Lord Vigneshwara, which is built outside the main temple, is comparatively recent.

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A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Warangal, Telangana, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

The nearest Airport Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Bhadrakali Temple is 176Kms

Railway Station: Warangal Railway station

The nearest Railway station Warangal Railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Warangal Railway station to Bhadrakali Temple is 4.9Kms

Bus Stand: Warangal Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Warangal Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Warangal Bus Stand to Bhadrakali Temple  is 4.9Kms

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