Bhadrakali Temple Warangal – Religious Tourism in India – Hindu Temple in Andhra Pradesh – Hindu Pilgrimage Destinations

Bhadrakali temple situated close to government polytechnic college on the banks of Bhadrakali Lake is amongst the oldest Bhadrakali temples of India. The temple is constructed in a different style from that of used by Kakatiyas for temple construction in the area, here at Bhadrakali temples the pillars are square shape instead of the regular circular shape.
History states that this was the King King Pulakesi II from the Chalukya dynasty [A dynasty which ruled major parts of Central & southern India between the 6th and the 12th centuries] who after winning the Vengi region of Andhra Pradesh has constructed this temple dedicated Goddess Bhadrakali.
In the Bhadrakali Temple the stone constructed Idol [Square 2.7X2.7 meter] is established in West facing direction with weapons in all eight hands of Deity and Shiva under her feet. Statue of Lion [Vehicle of Goddess] is on the opposite side of the temple. Besides this Dhwaja Sthambam and Balipeetham are also there in the temple complex.
Lake with capacity of 160 million cubic feet water, situated next to temple is a major tourist attraction besides the other nearby 20 temples including Padmakshi temple, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, Sri Narasimha swamy temple and Sri Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy temple situated on the mountain surround the Bhadrakali Temple.

Temple festival celebrated in Hindu Month Shiravan [July August] is also a major attraction and best time to visit Bhadrakali Temple Warangal.

Vital Tourist Information : Bhadrakali Temple Warangal

Religion : Hindu

God / Deity : Goddess Bhadrakali

Rituals :
Daily Routine at Bhadrakali Temple Warangal :
Aarti Hours : Morning 8.30 hrs Night 9.00 hrs
Rajbhog : In the morning 10.30 hrs

Timing : Visting hours : Morning 6.00 to Night 10.30

Festivals / Celebrations :
Temple Festival in Shiravan [July - August] Month
Sharad Navratri

Construction Era : 625 A.D.

Constructed by : King Pulakesi II of Chalukya dynasty

Architecture : A bit different from temples constructed by Kakatiyas.

City : Warangal

State : Andhra Pradesh [India]

Region : South India

Interesting Information :
Tourist Attractions on Warangal Pilgrimage
Tourist Spots : Etunagaram Wild Life Senctuary - Lakhnavaram Lake - Musical Garden - Pakhal Lake - Ramappa Lake - Rock Garden - Warangal Fort
Religious Places : Bhadrakali Temple - Ramappa Temple - Siva Temple - Thousand Pillars Temple

Travel Tips :
Footwear are not allowed inside the temple, Keep them at allotted place before entering the temple. In the south India, there is a dress code for temple which is followed very strictly at some temples.

How To Reach : Bhadrakali Temple Warangal

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Warangal is accessible on train route by Kazipeth railway station which is just about 5 km from city and on the Delhi - Chennai rail route.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
National highway 202 pass through Warangal. Regular bus service is operational between Warangal and Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore and many other cities of south India to get visitors here.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Warangal is among the cities not connected on air travel routes, nearest airport is located at Hyderabad at road distance of about 145 km.