A Specimen Of Kakatiya Architecture
4-km from Hanumakonda crossroad in Warangal district is the Thousand Pillar
Temple, a fine specimen of 'Kakatiya' architecture and sculpture. It is the
main attraction of Hanamkonda. The temple was built by 'Rudra Devi' in 1163
The temple is in shape of a star and has three shrines dedicated to Lord
Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The temple is built on a 1m high platform on the
slopes of the Hanumakonda hill, and has a majestic monolithic Nandi. The
black basalt Nandi, a monolith, has a lovely polished finish.
There are many small lingam shrines surrounding the gardens. The temple is
famous for its richly carved pillars, screens and detailed sculpture. The
atmosphere is calm and serene with the sonorous ringing of the puja bells,
gentle chirping of the birds and the soothing cool breeze.
Places to stay in Warangal
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Warangal.