Nalgonda District has stayed in the shadows and hasnt been given much of a limelight ever. But it has a whole array of things that set it apart. The historic, archeological and spiritual significance of Nalgonda district is unforeseen. Here are the things that everyone needs to know about Nalgonda District of Telangana.
1. Nalgonda was earlier called Neelagiri by Rajput rulers and the name was finally changed to Nallagonda after its conquest by Bahamani king.
2. Yadagiri Gutta, a revered pilgrimage in Nalgonda is situated near Bhuvanagiri Town. The temple draws huge crowds during festivals and weekends and is an abode of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and is set to become as grand as Tirupati.
3. The district shares Nagarjunasagar dam along with AP. The largest masonry dam in the world, it consists of 26 gates and a Hydroelectric plant.
4. Bhongir Fort built by Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya gives a bird’s eye view of a vast area. Also, it has a unique egg-shaped construction with two entry points protected by huge rocks, making it practically impregnable by invading armies.
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5. Pillala Marri is one of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is considered 1000 years old and a testimony to the Kakatiya dynasty’s architectural style.
6. Suryapet of Nalgonda District is India’s first ‘Waste-Compliant’ city.
7. Sri Jain Mandir at Kolanupaka village, near Aler town is a 2000-year old temple consisting of three holy idols of Lord Adinath, Lord Neminath and Lord Mahaveera and Theerthankaras.
8. Nandikonda, a small village on the banks of the river Krishna came into limelight with the unearthing of ancient Buddhist structures and pillared halls which are now displayed in the museum of Archaeological Survey of India set up there.
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9. Chaya Someswara swamy Temple in Panagal village, was built during 11th & 12th centuries by the Ikshvaku family. The temple got the name, as it is believed that there is an everlasting shadow on Lord Shiva’s Lingam in the main temple, all day.
10. Mellacheruvu town still stands as a testimony to the grand Kakatiya dynasty’s architecture. One such grand testimonial depicting the skill of the Kakatiyan artisans is the temple of Swayambhu Sambhulingeswara Swami. The town is also reputed as Dakshina Kasi because of this temple.
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