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Monuments of Medak

S.No Name of the Monument Village Mandal Period
1 Hill Fort (Built by Rajas of Warangal) Medak Medak 14th —15th C.A.D

Hill Fort (Built by Rajas of Warangal)

Medak is a historical town situated near Hyderabad. In ancient times this town was known as Siddapuram. In course of time, the name was changed into Methuku which subsequently came to be known as Medak. This is an important fort of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

The fort at Medak was originally constructed by the Kakatiya kings and later developed by the Qutb Shahi kings. The fort which stands about 90 metres above the surrounding plains is one of the important hill forts in the Deccan region. The ruins of this fort in Medak district is of archaeological significance and they represent the various methods used in construction during that era.

It was built on a rocky knoll and then fortified with bastions and walls which rise one above the other in several tiers. Inside the fort a Dutch-made 10 feet long brass gun was placed.

There is a Mosque built in the year 1641, on the ruins of the demolished temple. The Mubarak Mahal in the fort has a carved double-headed eagle monster with elephants in its beaks and claws (Gandabherunda), on one of its gateways which is an emblem of Vijayanagara rulers and the inscriptions here are in Kannada language.

How to reach

Medak fort is located in the heart of the district headquarters of Medak and is well accessible by road. Medak is at a distance of nearly 96 km from Hyderabad

2 Mubarak Mahal Medak Medak 16th C.A.D
3 Qutub Shahi Mosque, Arab Khan Mosque and Inscriptions Medak Fort Medak 17th C.A.D
4 Inscriptions(Inscription carved on a Granite Slab) Medak Medak 16th C.A.D
5 Hindu Temples & Inscriptions Kondapaka Kondapaka 13th C.A.D

Hindu Temple and Inscriptions

Kondapaka village is situated on Hyderabad-Siddipet main road. On the extreme west of the village, there are two old Saivite temples about 10 ft. apart from each other and are enclosed by a massive stone masonry wall.

The temples are plain structures with the sikharas built of brick and lime. The walls and roofs of the building are very low (8ft. in height).

Temple No.1 located on the Northern side is a single celled one with a mandapa in front and temple No.2, on the south side is a triple-shrine with a common mandapa in the middle. Both the temples face towards the east and are dedicated to Siva and belongs to Kakatiya period.

There are two inscriptions in the vicinity, one is a black basalt tablet fixed opposite to the entrance way of the temple No.1. It is inscribed on its three faces. Another inscription slab (in two pieces) lies opposite to temple No.2.

The inscription runs on all the four sides of the slab. Both the inscriptions are in archaic Telugu, belonging to the Kakatiya dynasty.

How to reach

Kondapaka village is at a distance of nearly 85 kms from Hyderabad on Hyderabad-Siddipet main road.

6 Stone Circles Attapur kalabgur 10th-9th C.A.D
7 Proto-Historic Burials Kasipalli Kalabgur 10th C.B.C.
8 Remains of Hindu Temples and Tombs Patancheru Patancheru 12th-15th C.A.D

Remains of Hindu Temples and tombs

Patancheru is situated on Hyderabad-Bombay National Highway. There are two Tombs located on the outskirts of the village.

The two Tombs are constructed on square plan with typical Qutb Shahi minarets and Dome. The facade of the Tombs are decorated with stuccowork.

The ruins of these tombs in Medak district is of archaeological significance and they represent the various methods used in construction during that era. The historic tombs offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

The remains of Kakatiya temple are located beside vedapatasala in Patancheru. The ruins of this temple in Medak district is of archaeological significance and they represent the various methods used in construction during that era. The historic temple offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

How to reach

Patancheru is located nearly 35 km from the capital city of Hyderabad and is well accessible by road.

9 Jaina Temples Patancheru Patancheru 13th C.A.D.
10 Ruined Tombs Siddipet Siddipet 16th C.A.D
11 Proto -Historic Burials Ponnal Siddipet 10th C.B.C
12 Proto -Historic Burials Assany_alli Kulcharam 10th C.B.C
13 Cairns Merpadge Kondapak 10th C.B.C
14 Old Mosque Komatoor Medak 17th C.A.D

Old Mosque

Komatoor village is located close to Medak Town. There is a Qutb Shahi Mosque here which has been constructed on the outskirts of the village.

This is a mosque of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

This picturesque and fine mosque consisting of a single hall with three arched openings and flanked with two minarets has a built up chajja with ashlar masonry.

But above the chajja it is constructed of brick and lime. It is believed to have been built by Moulana Hyder Ali. The historic mosque offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

How to reach

Komatoor village is located nearly 10 km from the district headquarters of Medak and is well accessible by road.

15 Qutub Shahi Mosque Andole Andole 17th C.A.D

Qutb Shahi Mosque

There is a Qutb Shahi Mosque constructed in Andole village. The mosque is constructed on a square plan with minarets and parapet wall and a facade in typical Qutb Shahi style of architecture.

It is one of the famous mosques in Andole Mandal. This is a mosque of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

The historic mosque offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Andole region in Medak. Locals throng this mosque in Andole during Islamic festivals and occasions.

How to reach

Andole is located nearly 41 km from the district headquarters of Medak and is well accessible by road.

16 Cairns Burgapalli Yellareddi 10th C.B.C
17 Rakasigudi Mandapally Chinnakodur 10th C.B.C
18 Rakasigudi Palamkul Siddipet 10th C.B.C
19 Rakasigudi Nermetta Nanganoor 10th C.B.C.
20 Rakasigudi Pullur Nanganoor 10th C.B.C
21 Siva Temple Duddeda Kondapaka 13th C.A.D

Siva temple

The village of Duddeda is located on the road leading to Siddipet in Kondapaka Mandal of Medak district. The historic temple offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

It has a garbhagriha connected to 14 pillared mandapa with a renovated vimana. The entrance to the mandapa is connected with flight of steps with balustrades on either side.

This is an important temple of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this region in Telangana.

The door jamb of garbhagriha is flanked by two Shaivite dwarapalas on both sides. On the basis of architectural features the temple belongs to late Kakatiya period. Locals throng this temple in Medak district during festival occasions.

How to reach

Duddeda is located nearly 80 km from the capital city of Hyderabad and is well accessible by road.

22 Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Nandikandi Sadasivapet 12th C.A.D

Sri Ramalingeswaraswamy temple

Nandikandi is a small village situated close to Sangareddy in Medak district, on the Hyderabad–Zaheerabad road. The most important monument in the village is Rameswara Swamy Temple. This is an important temple of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

It has a star shaped ground plan and four profusely sculptured pillars in the navaranga mandapa. The temple is built in the Kalyani Chalukyan style and the inscription found in the place indicates that it was constructed in the year 1014 A.D when Vikramaditya–V was ruling. The historic temple offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

It records a gift of Kovuru village to God Nameswara of Kiriya kandi by Mahamandaleswara Pampa Permanadi. The temple consists of garbhagriha, and antarala and a hall with porches on the east, north and south with a Torana entrance.

How to reach

Nandikandi is located nearly 12 km from Sangareddy town of Medak district and is well accessible by road.

23 Subedar Office Building Patancheru Patancheru 19th C.A.D
24 Kasivisweswaralayam Kalbagur Sangareddy 12th C.A.D

Kasivisweswaralayam

Kalbagur is a small village situated close to Sangareddy. There is a Trikuta temple here which consists of a porch in the east, a hall and shrines to the west, north and south of the hall.

This is an important temple of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

Each shrine has an antarala and a garbhagriha. Venugopala, Vishnu as Anantasayana and Linga are the icons housed in the three shrines.

The walls of the shrine are constructed of large blocks of stone. There are no carvings on them. The shrines have the stepped pyramidal type of sikharas. These temples belong to the Kakatiya period.

The historic temple offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

How to reach

Kalbagur is located nearly 5 km from the Sangareddy in Medak district and is well accessible by road.

25 Ancient Temple Edithanur Sangareddy 13th C.A.D
26 Sri Venkateswara Rukmini Panduranga Temple GadiMohalla Zaheerabad 17th18th C.A.D

Sri Venkateswara Rukmini Panduranga Temple

The temple located in Gadimohalla village of Zaheerabad mandal, Medak district. The Venkateshwara Temple consists of garbhagriha and mukha mandapa supported by pillars of Kakatiya style.

Inside the garbhagriha, the idol is carved in black granite stone which is in standing posture with four hands holding shanka, chakra in upper two hands while the lower two hands are with varada and katyavalambita.

The sanctum sanctorum is in circular in plan but conical in elevation. Behind it there is another temple with garbhagriha and antarala dedicated to Panduranga and Rukmini.

These temples have Northern style shikara and the veranda is with dwarf pillars and arches. Originally these temples dated back to 13th Century A.D. and subsequently renovated in 18th Century A.D.

How to reach

Gadimohalla village is located nearly 90 km from the capital city of Hyderabad and is well accessible by road.

27 Sri Rechanna Swamy Temple Badampet Kohir 18th19th C.A.D

Sri Rechanna Swamy Temple

The village of Badampet is located in Kohir mandal. Sri Rachanna Swamy Temple is located in the outskirts of the village Badampet. The temple is spread in 8 acres of land. This is an important temple of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

The temple which faces east consists of garbhagriha, antarala and mukkamandapa. In front of the temple dwajastamba and deepa stamba are erected.

There is a stepped koneru in the north–western direction of the main temple. The main temple was reconstructed recently and inside the garbhagriha, walls are gladded with marble.

The architectural features of temple very much resembles with the temple styles of Maharashtra datable to 18th – 19th Century A.D.

How to reach

Badampet is located nearly 6 km from the Kohir Mandal headquarters of Medak district and is well accessible by road.

28 Sri Sangameshwar Temple Mogudampally (Up_p_arpally tanda) Zaheerabad 17th18th C.A.D

Sri Sangameshwar Temple

Sri Sangameswara temple is located on the west side of the village Upperpally near Zaheerabad Town in Medak District. This is an important temple of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

It is a unique cave temple dedicated to Sangameswara swamy. It has a garbhagriha with Siva Linga as Mulavirat. On the lintel portion of the garbhagriha, Ganesha is carved. This historic cave temple offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

Originally this cave might have been a Jain cave which was subsequently converted into Sangameswara temple. Cave might have been scooped during the medieval period. Based on the architectural features of the doorjambs it can be datable to 17th - 18th Century A.D.

How to reach

Sri Sangameswara temple is located nearly 14 km from Zaheerabad Town of Medak district and is well accessible by road.

29 Sri Kuchadri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Kuchanpalli Medak

Sri Kuchadri Venkateswara Swamy temple

The village of Kuchanapalli lies very close to Medak. On the western side outskirts of the village on a hillock, there exists a temple dedicated to lord Venkateswara locally called as “Kuchadri”. The historic temple offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

Towards North – East side of the hillock, there is a sacred tank (Koneru) square on plan with steps on east and south sides. Two, four pillared mandapas are seen on south and north side of this tank. The ruins of this temple in Medak district is of archaeological significance and they represent the various methods used in construction during that era.

Although there are no proper records of the temple, based on iconographical features of loose sculptures and pillared mandapas it can be datable to 10th – 11th Century A.D.

How to reach

Kuchanapalli is located nearly 7 km from the district headquarters of Medak and is well accessible by road.

30 Sri Basaweshwara Swamy Temple Jharasangam Jharasangam

Sri Basaweshwara Swamy Temple

There is a famous Siva temple in Jharasangam village. This temple is known as Ketaki Sangameshwara Swamy Temple. It is one of the famous temples in Medak district.

Close to this temple there is a rectangular shape shrine located with three arches. This is an important temple of historical importance in Jharasangam region and represents the historical significance of this district as well.

In the centre of the central chamber is placed Basavanna (Nandi), the vehicle of Siva. Hence, the temple is known as Basaweshwara Swamy/Basavanna gudi. The historic temple offers a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of Medak region.

The structure is built in Indo-Islamic style of architecture of 17th Century A.D. Two sculptures of lions carved on stone are placed on either side of this structure. Besides Nandi, Naganagini, Ganapathi idols are also placed here. Locals throng this temple in Medak district during festival occasions.

How to reach

Jharasangam is located nearly 83 km from the district headquarters of Medak and is well accessible by road.

31 Sri Trilingeswara Alayam Yellareddypet Thoguta

Sri Trilingeswara Alayam

The Village of Yellareddypet lies on the way to Siddipet from Hyderabad, via Gajwel. The dilapidated temple locally known as Tringeswralyam (Trikuta) is located on the eastern side of the village.

The temple faces south and has a common mandapa consisting of 16 pillars and 3 shrines. All the 3 shrines consist of Lingas in garbhagriha (10’ X 7’).

The door Jambs of garbhagriha are carved with dwarapalakas flanked by female chowry bearers at the bottom.

The lintel is carved with Gajalakshmi in the centre. Over the lintel, miniature temple models are noticed on the western side shrine, while the remaining are of plain type. This is an important temple of historical importance in Medak district and represents the historical significance of this district.

There is a tank locally called Bollakka Cheruvu existing on the southern side of the temple. The temple belongs to Kakatiya times of 12th – 13th Century A.D.

How to reach

Yellareddypet is located nearly 12 km from Sangareddy town of Medak and is well accessible by road.