Domakonda

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Domakonda Temple Front View
Domakonda
Dorakonda
village
Country  India
State Telangana
District Nizamabad district
Population
 • Total 13,062
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503123
Telephone code 08468
Nearest city Nizamabad, Telangana
Sex ratio 60 /
Lok Sabha constituency Nizamabad (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kamareddy

Domakonda is a village in the Nizamabad district in Telangana, India. It is also a subdivision, or Mandal, of India.

Domakonda is located about 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Nizamabad and 100 km (62 mi) from Hyderabad. It is a historical site in the Telangana region. Some villages in Domakonda Mandal are Ambaripet, Anchanoor, Beebipet, Chitamanpally, Domakonda, Gottumukla, and Janagama. Other villages in the same pin code include Anchanoor, Domakonda, Muthyampet, Chillarpuri, and Kathipalem.

Forts and temples[edit]

Domakonda sub-district is known for its forts and temples. The best known temples are Sri Chamundeshwari or Mahankali Temple, Sai Baba Temple and Shiva Temple.[citation needed]

Sri Mahankali Temple[edit]

Sri Mahankali is similar to Ujjayini Mahakali in Madhya Pradesh. It was built more than a hundred years ago. The Telangana Festival "Bonalu" is observed only in Secunderabad and Domakonda Mahakali.[citation needed]

Sai Baba Temple[edit]

Sai Baba Temple was mainly donated by Shri Paskanti Balayya and was opened on February 13, 1992.[citation needed]

Shiva Temple[edit]

Shiva Temple was built by kings in the Kakatiya Dynasty.The Shiva Temple is one of the many Temples in Bangalore India. You will find a Shiva Lingam, the projection of Hindu Lord Shiva. The temple also has a statue of lord Shiva in a yoga posture that is 65 feet high.] It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in the Kakatiyan style of architecture. The temple stands on a 3-foot (0.91-metre) platform. An intricately carved statue of Nandi, the vāhana or mount of Lord Shiva, stands outside the temple in an open area. Unlike other temples, there is no flag mast in front of it because it has no gopuram (temple tower).[citation needed]

Very recently[when?], the stone temple was completely disassembled and restored. It 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.[citation needed]

Domakonda Fort[edit]

The Domakonda Fort stands as an 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 an example of the Asaf Jaahi style of architecture. The fort has a number of tall, round, and square fortresses running over its compound walls. There are two palaces and a temple complex inside the fort.[citation needed]

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 (4.8 mi)

Colleges in the region[edit]

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

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