Padmakshi Temple

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Padmakshi Devasthanam
Padmakshi Temple.jpeg
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictWarangal
DeityPadmakshi
Location
LocationHanamakonda
StateTelangana
CountryIndia
Padmakshi Temple is located in Telangana
Padmakshi Temple
Location in India
Geographic coordinates17°59′53″N 79°34′01″E / 17.9979519°N 79.5669959°E / 17.9979519; 79.5669959Coordinates: 17°59′53″N 79°34′01″E / 17.9979519°N 79.5669959°E / 17.9979519; 79.5669959
Architecture
Date established12th Century
Specifications
Temple(s)1
Elevation299 m (981 ft)

Padmakshi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Hanamakonda City, with Goddess Padmakshi (Padmakshamma) as the main deity built by Kakatiya Kings in 12th century.

History[edit]

Padmakshi Gutta or Kadalalaya basadi consists of a Jain temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavati, located on a hilltop in the heart of the town of Hanamakonda, was originally constructed during Kakatiya reign. Till the Kakatiya Kings renovated and established the Goddess Padmakshi, previously it was a ‘Basadi’ a Jain temple. In the garbhagriha, there is a massive Tirthankara Parshvanath image, with yaksha Dharanendra to the right and the goddess Padmavati (Padmakshi) to the left.[1]. The images, all carved from live rock, have been retouched and painted.[2]

The temple also has rich sculpture of the Jain Tirthankara's and other Jain Gods and Goddesses. The Kadalalaya basadi or Padmakshi Temple is built on a large rocky out crop.[3]

Once a year, Lakhs of women come to this place to celebrate the famous Bathukamma festival and immerse the flowers in the pond at the foot of the Padmakshi hillock.[4]

Architecture[edit]

The exceptional feature of the temple is the impressive four faces of a pillar called the Annakonda pillar, which is a quadrangular column made of black granite stone, is at the entrance of the temple.[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE PADMAKSHI TEMPLE AT HANAMKONDA ANDHRA PRADESH (A JAIN OR HINDUTEMPLE ?), D. B. V. Pratap, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Vol. 42 (1981), pp. 695-698
  2. ^ Padmakski Temple Warangal, INDIA, Indian Temples HD, Apr 11, 2017
  3. ^ Scape, Sunday (6 August 2017), Perfect confluence of spiritual and devotional fervor at Padmakshi temple, Telangana Today, retrieved 22 October 2017
  4. ^ "Warangal Padmakshi temple to get a facelift". The Hindu. 13 June 2008. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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