Domakonda

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Domakonda Temple Front View
Domakonda
Dorakonda
village
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Nizamabad district
Population
 • Total 28,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503123
Telephone code 08468
Nearest city Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh
Sex ratio 60 /
Lok Sabha constituency Nizamabad (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kamareddy
Religion in Domakonda
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
98.00%
Others
  
2.00%
Distribution of religions
† Includes Muslimss (0.07%), Christians (0.03%).

Domakonda is a village in the Nizamabad district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also a subdivision (Mandal) of India.

Domakonda is located about 40 kilometers South East of Nizamabad and 100 kilometers from the city of Hyderabad. Domakonda is a historical site in the Telengana region. Other villages in Domakonda Mandal are Ambaripet, Anchanoor, Beebipet, Chitamanpally, Domakonda, Gottumukla, and Janagama. The post office name is Domakonda. Other villages that fall under the same pin code include Anchanoor, Domakonda, Muthyampet, Chillarpuri, and Kathipalem.

Forts and Temples[edit]

Domakonda is a sub-district known for its forts and temples. The best known temples are Sai Baba Temple and Shiva Temple.

Sai Baba Temple[edit]

The Sai Baba temple was built by Shri Paskanti Balayya and was opened on 13 February 1992.

Shiva Temple[edit]

The Shiva temple was built by the Kakatiya kings. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is built in the Kakatiyan style of architecture. The temple stands on a three-foot platform with a beautifully carved Nandi (the bull serves as a mount (Sanskrit: Vahana) of Lord Shiva) outside the temple in an open area. Unlike other temples, there is no flag mast in front of it because it doesn't have a gopuram (temple tower).

Very recently, the stone temple was completely disassembled and restored. The temple has a large shiva lingam, considered an embodiment of Lord Shiva, with its guarding presence by the Nandi (Bull). The lingam was carved from a single stone. The temple is elevated from ground level by many rock beds beneath it. The temple roof stands on eighteen carved stone pillars.

Domakonda Fort[edit]

The Domakonda Fort stands as a magnificent example of the defensive architecture of its period. The fort was constructed 400 years ago by Kamineni Vamsam. It blends Muslim and Hindu architecture. The arched gateway of the entrance is a great example of the Asaf Jaahi style of architecture. The fort has a number of tall, round, and square fortresses running all over its compound walls. There are two palaces and a temple complex inside the fort.

Nearby Villages[edit]

The distance to nearby villages are as follows:[1]

  • Palwancha (5.1 km) = (3.2 mi)
  • Jangampally (6.6 km) = (4.1 mi)
  • Chukkapur (6.8 km) = (4.2 mi)
  • Kachapur (7.3 km) = (4.5 mi)
  • Anthampally (7.7 km) = (4.7 mi)

Colleges in the Region[edit]

  • Government Jr. College, Domakonda
  • Adarsh Hindi Maha Vidyalaya (AHMV) Degree College, Nizamabad.
  • New Kakatiya Jr. College, Nizamabad

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandals in Nizamabad district". Retrieved 23 February 2007. 

Coordinates: 18°15′13″N 78°26′16″E / 18.25361°N 78.43778°E / 18.25361; 78.43778