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Bhadrakali Temple

In the State of Telangana, India there are many tourist places. Bhadrakali Temple is one of them. It is very famous temple. This temple is located in the Warangal District. It is one of the oldest temple. This temple is located on the banks of the Bhadrakali lake.  The ideal duration of this place is 1-2 hours. Many devotees come in this temple every year. The best time to visit in this temple is “Sravana masa”. There are many attractions near the temple. Bhadrakali is the popular form of Devi worshipped in Kerala as Sri Bhadrakali and Kariam Kali Murti Devi. This temple is dedicated to Devi Kali. This goddess is represented with three eyes, and four, twelve, or eighteen hands. There are many festivals celebrate in this place. Some of the festivals are :

  • Vasanta Navaratri in Chaitra Masa
  • Shakambari Utsavam in Ashada Masa
  • Sharannavaratri in Ashwayuja Masa

The name Bhadrakali is combination of  two words "Bha" and "Dra"Bha means 'delusion' or 'Maya' and Dra menas 'the most'. So the Bhadra means Maha Maya.

History

In 625 A.D. the temple is build by  King Pulakeshin II of Chalukya dynasty to commemorate his victory over Vengi region of Andhra Desham. Then temple is adopted by the Kakatiya Kings and considered Goddess Bhadrakali as their "Kula Devatha". The lake was built later by Ganapathi Deva. Due to the fall of Kakatiya Dynasty to the Muslim ruler of Delhi Ala-ud-din Khilji, his general Malik Kafur and later to Ghias-ud-Din Tughlak, and during the rule of Bahamani Sultans and Golkonda rulers, the temple lost its prominence over the period and the place has become dilapidated.  By Sri Ganapathi Sastri and Devi Upasaka the temple was renovated in the year of 1950.

Places to visit near Bhadrakali Temple

  • Kakatiya Musical Garden
  • Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pakhal Lake
  • Thousand Pillared Temple
  • Sri Veeranarayana Temple
  • Ramappa Temple
  • Warangal Fort
  • Padmakshi Temple
  • Kakatiya Rock Garden

Timing

The timing of the temple is from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM in all days of week.

Best time to Visit

  • The best time to visit in the Temple is August and September.

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in summer is 22  degree Celsius to 41 degree Celsius. 

In Winter : The temperature in winter is 15 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. 

How To Reach

By Air : Hyderabad International Airport is the nearest airport from the temple. The distance of this airport is 176 km from temple.

By Rail : Warangal Railway Station is the nearest railway station from the Temple. The distance of this railway station is 4.2 km from the temple.

By Road : A number of RTC buses and private transport are available from Warangal. This place is well connected to all major cities.