The city gets its name from a combination of two Telugu words ‘Nala’ and ‘Konda’ meaning ‘black hills’ Hence the city is also called the Black Hills. The city is located in the state of Telangana. Nalgonda sling is a sign of regulatory culture with more opacity of pathos and other padsothos. It is a deep-rooted rich history and equally intriguing cultural heritage. Nalgonda was formerly known as Nilagiri. During the medieval Bahamani kingdom, it was named Nalgunda. The name was later changed to “Nalgonda” for official use during the reign of later Nizam kings. The city is also famous for its strong political taste established under the Mauryan rule. The city of Nalgonda represents a colorful mix of different religious cultures and traditions.
Visiting place in Nalgonda
The fort of Bhubaneswar was built in the 10th century by the Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanmalla Vikramaditya. The fort has two entry points and the fort is oval in shape. The fort also has underground rooms, secret places for weapons, trap gates, and stables. Some of the inscriptions found in the fort were in Kannada and Telugu which shed light on the lifestyle of the people of that era.
Chaya Someswara Temple
Chaya Someshwara Temple is located in Panagal in the Nalgonda district. This temple was built by Kunduru Chodas in the 11th and 12th centuries. Chaiya Someshwara temple is also known as Trikutalayam. This temple is a Saivite Hindu temple. This temple has three sanctum sanctorum and hence it is also called Trikutalayam. The temple has detailed columns with intricate sculptures depicting episodes of Mahabharata and Ramayana. The temple is named Chhaya Mandir as there is a permanent Chaya on Shiva linga all day in the main temple.
Yadagiri Gutta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is considered to be the abode of Lord Narasimha. Yadagirigutta is very popular among the devotees and is also known as Lakshmi Narasimha temple. Lord Narasimha is known as ‘Vaidya Narasimha’ or Doctor and it is believed that he cures anyone who comes to the temple for any chronic or chronic disease.
Kolanpaku Jain Temple
Kolanpaku Jain Temple is also known as Shwetambar Jain Temple. This temple is a popular Jain temple. The temple has idols of three Jain Tirthankars named Lord Mahavira, Lord Neminath, and Lord Adinath. There are also 21 other idols of Tirthankar in the temple. The Kolanupaku temple is about 2000 years old. The image of Lord Rishabhanatha, carved of a green stone has been historically famous as “Manikyaswami“.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is a masonry dam across the river Krishna. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the initial dam in a series of large scale infrastructure projects. These are known as the “modern temples” that started to achieve the green revolution in India. It is one of the first irrigation projects launched by the Government of India as an element of the Green Revolution.