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Monuments of Mahabubnagar

S.No Name of the Monument Village Mandal Period
1 Hindu Temple & Inscriptions Lingala Lingala 12thCE

Hindu Temple & Inscriptions

There is a Hindu Temple and Inscription in Lingala village and Mandal of Mahabubnagar. The inscription is in Sanskrit language, which belongs to Gokarna-II of Kanduri Cholas, dating back to 1167 A.D, according to which three shrines were built for Vishnu, Siva and Surya. The temple now is locally known as Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple.

2 Jama Masjid Ghanpur Ghanpur (Killa) 17th C.A.D
3 Old Hindu Fortress Ghanpur Killa Ghanpur Killa 14th16th CE

Old Hindu Fortress

This is a hill fort which was built by joining the adjacent mountains. According to tradition Gona Ganna Reddy built this fort during the Kakatiya period. The ruler was the son of Sri Gona Buddha Reddy, author of famous book Ranganatha Ramayanam. The name Ghanapuram Quila came into existence from the name of Kakatiya Ruler Sri Ganapathi Deva.

Inside the Fort there are Temples dedicated to Veerabhadraeswara, Narsimhaswamy and Chowdeswari and King's Palace and residential structures. This fort has witnessed many wars between Bahamanis, Bijapur, Qutb Shahi and Vijayanagara Kings.

4 Hindu Temples & Inscriptions Ghanpur Ghanpur (Killa) 14th-16th C.A.D

Hindu Temples & Inscriptions

The temple is located in Ghanpur village and Mandal. The temple has a Garbhagriha connected to Mandapa. The temple faces east. There is an inscription on one of the pillars of Mandapa. The pillars of the Mandapa here are in Kakatiya style. The sikhara of the temple is in a stepped form. The temple dates back to 14th - 16th Century A.D.

5 Venugopala Swamy Temple and Inscriptions Mannanur Amarabad 13th CE

Hindu Temple & Sculptures

The temple is located in Mannanur village, Amarabad mandal. The temple has Garbhagriha connected to Mandapa. The temple faces east. The door jamb of Garbhagriha is guarded by Jaya and Vijaya, the Vaishnava dwarapalakas.

The pillars of the Mandapa are in Kakatiya style. There is a Deepa stamba in the front of temple. The sikhara of the temple in a stepped form with stupika. The temple dates back to 13th Century A.D.

6 Uma Maheswara Temple Amarabad Achampet 13th C.A.D
7 Fort (Pratapa Rudrakota) Chandraguptap tnam Atmakur 13th-14th C.A.D.
8 Muslim Fort and Shah Ali’s Dargah Alampur Alampur 17th CE

Muslim Fort and Shah Ali’s Dargah

Fort and Dargah dedicated to Shah Ali, who was a local saint are located in the village. The Dargah was constructed in late Qutb Shahi style of architecture.

9 Old Temples (Pichuka Gudlu) Alampur Alampur 11th-16th Century

Old Temples (Pichuka Gudlu)

Alampur is situated on the western bank of river Tungabhadra. Alampur is referred to in the inscriptions as Alampurear Hathampura, Annampura, Alampuri and Alampuru. Alampur is also referred as Dakshinavaranasi, Kasi-kshetra and the western gateway of Srisailam. Alampur is also one of the Shakti peetas. The famous Laxminarsimha Swamy Temple and Suryanarayana Temples are located in the temple town of Alampur.

Laxminarsimha Swamy Temple: The temple consists of garbhagriha, antarala and pillared mandapa encompassing a prakara wall, surmounted with Gopura. The sikhara of the temple is in stepped pyramidal style. The main icon in the temple is Narsimha, seated in Yogamudra. There are a number of inscriptions in the temple dating back to 11th Century CE as well as one inscription of the times of Krishna Devaraya. The temple has been renovated from time to time.

Suryanarayana Temple: The Temple of Suryanarayana has three separate garbagrihas connected to common mandapa. The entire temple is enclosed by prakara wall with gopura. On the exterior portion of prakara wall, there is a massive image of Veeragal on the left side and dwarapala on the right side respectively. The sikhara portions of the temple are of Dravidian order. On one of the pillars in the Suryanarayana temple, there is an inscription of Kalachuri Ahavamalla, son of Bijjala, dated back to 1182 CE. The figures of Dikpalas and incarnations of Vishnu are carved on the ceiling are master pieces of the art.

10 . Veerabhadra Swamy Temple and Inscriptions Poodur Gadwal 11th CE

. Veerabhadra Swamy Temple and Inscriptions

There is a Siva Temple and inscriptions located in Poodur village. The temple has Garbhagriha connected to Mandapa with entrance porch with steps on south and north. There is a seated Nandi facing Garbhagriha. The sikhara of the temple has a shukanasi surmounted with stupika. There are two temples here, one before the main temple and another temple is on the northern side. There are other sculptures and inscriptions near the temple.

11 Old Hindu Fortress Gadwal Gadwal

Old Hindu Fortress

Built by Gadwal ruler Peda Soma Bhupaludu (Somanadri), the Gadwala fort was constructed with huge walls and moats around, making the Fort very strong and impregnable. Important temples such as: Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, Sri Ramalayam and Stepwell (Koneru) are located inside the Fort. Sri Pedda Soma Bhupala had defeated the Nawab of Kurnool and brought a 32-feet long Cannon, considered as the biggest in the country, which is still in the fort.

12 Old Hindu fort & Inscriptions Panagal Panagal 13th-16th CE

Old Hindu Fort & Inscriptions

Panagal Fort is one of the famous Hill Forts in Telangana. A battle took place here between Feroz Shah Bahmani and the rulers of Warangal and finally conquered by Mohd. Quli Qutb Shah of Golconda in 1513 A.D. Though the fort was started by Kalyani Chalukya rulers during 11th and 12th Centuries A.D. but strengthened by Qutb Shahi rulers. It has 7 bastions and gateways and spread in hundreds of acres. The Main entrance of the fort is called as Mundlagavini and is a special attraction of this fort. It was built with huge granite rocks. There are small ponds, Uyyala Mandapam, etc., with beautiful architecture inside the fort. The famous stories like Balanagamma and Mayalafakir of stage and cinema have a connection with this place.

The inscription slabs are fixed at the entrance and other places of the fort.

13 Old Hindu Temples Medulapalli Veepangandla 13th-15th C.A.D
14 Old Hindu Temples Ammaipalli Veepangandla 13th-15th C.A.D
15 Old Hindu Fort & inscriptions Jetprole Veepangandla 15th C.A.D
16 Cairns Fathepur Kollapur 10th C.B.C
17 Cairns (Megalithic Burials) Dindi project Dindi 10th C.B.C
18 Cairns Site Dindi project Dindi 10th C.B.C
19 Stone Circle Kothur Kothur 10th-9th C.B.C.
20 Cairns (Locally known as Rakasi Gullu) Badepalli Jadcherla 10th C.B.C

Cairns (Locally known as Rakasi Gullu)

21 Jami Masjid (Muslim Period) Wanaparthy Wanaparthy 16th CE

Jami Masjid

Jami Masjid is located in Wanaparthy village and is constructed in late Qutb Shahi style.

22 Stone Circle & Other Remains jadcherla jadcherla 10th - 9th C.B.C
23 Stone Circle Gollapalli jadcherla 10th - 9th C.B.C
24 Sri Ramaligeswara Swamy Temple Bhoothpur Bhoothpur 12thCE

Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple

Headquarters. The temple has a garbhagriha connected to 16 pillared mandapa facing east. The temple is I' dedicated to Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy. The Vimana of the temple is in stepped pyramid form. In the inscriptions the place is referred to as Budupur, Budhapuri. The inscription records the construction of a Shaivite temple by Kuppamambika, the wife of Malayala Gumda after the death of her husband and also the fact that she had given a gift of some land to the temple. According to inscription evidence and based on style of architecture, this temple is dated back to 13th century A.D. This temple is of archaeological significance in Mahabubnagar district and represents the fine skill of sculptors during that period.

25 Telugu Inscriptions(Inscriptions carved on a small pillar) Koilkonda Koilkonda 16th C.A.D
26 Idgah of Hazrat Syed Abdul Rahman Chisti (Associated with the name of local saint) Koilkonda Koilkonda 16th-17th C.A.D
27 Fort Ashur Khana and Inscription (Built by Ibrahim QutubShah) Koilkonda Koilkonda 16th C.A.D

koilkonda Fort

28 Megalathic Burials Ramachandrapuram MRamachandrapuram 10th CE

Megalathic Burials

Ramachandrapuram Village is located in Mahabubnagar district. There are megalithic burials of avenues, cairn circles etc., in the outskirts of the village.

29 Old Mosque (Muslim period) Bijinepally Bijinepally 17th CE

Old Mosque (Muslim period)

The old Mosque in late Qutub Shahi style is located in Bijinepalli Village and Mandal. The Mosque has a flat roof with Qutub Shahi minarets at four corners. There are three arches before Quibla.

30 Cairns Nazrullabad jadcherla 10th C.B.C

Cairns

31 Stone Circles Bijinapalli Bijinapalli 10thth C.B.C
32 Cairns and Menhirs Nagarkurnool Nagarkurnool 10th C.B.C
33 Sri Bheemeswara Swamy Temple Endabetla Nagarkurnool 13th C.A.D
34 Hindu Temple Raghupati pet Kalwakurthy 13thC.A.D

Hindu Temple

35 Jaina Temple Alvanpalli jadcherla 13th C.A.D

Jain Temple Alvanpalli

36 Ancient Monuments & Remains (Buddhist) Alvanpalli jadcherla 4th C.A.D

Ancient Monuments & Remains (Buddhist)

37 Old Tower (Muslim Period) Alvanpalli jadcherla 16th C.A.D
38 Stone Circle (Megalithic Burials) Balanagar Balanagar 10th-9th C.B.C.

Stone circle (Megalithic Burials)

39 Jamia Masjid of Md. Bin Humayun Shah Kundurg Kundurg 15th-17th C.A.D
40 Nizamkonda Mud Fort Timmapur Itikyal 17thCE

Nizamkonda Mud Fort

Nizamkonda Fort is a unique island fort in Telangana State constructed during Qutb Shahi times, which continued as a military fort upto Nizams period. It is in the midst of the River Krishna at Beechupally on Hyderabad-Bangalore national Highway and strategically located in between Karnataka and Telangana States, to check the trade activity from the upper reaches of the Krishna to the lower reaches i.e. upto the confluence of the river Krishna with Bay of Bengal. It is a small fort built with stone, over which mud walls and parapet walls were raised and plastered with thick lime plaster. There are few structures inside the fort area. Some say that this fort was built by Rani Lingamma of Gadwal Samsthanam. The construction was believed to have started in 1325 CE and completed by Raja Thirumalaraya in 1742 CE.

41 Megalithic Burials Mugha1gidda Farooqnagar 10th - 9th C.B.C
42 Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Makthal Makthal 14th C.A.D

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

43 Cairns (Megalithic burials) Makthal Makthal 10th C.B.C
44 Jami Masjid (Old Mosque Muslim period) Wanaparthy Wanaparthy

Jami Masjid (Old Mosque Muslim period)

45 Old Hindu Fort & Hill (south Indian style) Samastnanam Atmakur 13th C.A.D
46 Gudem Muka Gudulu (Belonging to rulers of Vishunkundin Dynasty) Bekkam Veepangandla 12th C.A.D
47 Temple Complex near District Museums Pillalamarri pillalamarri(T imasanipalli) Mahabunagar 16th C.A.D

Temple (Siva) in the District Museum Complex

48 Dolmens Kummaronipalli Amarbad 10thCE

Dolmens

On the outskirts of the Kummaronipalli village, Achampet mandal are located Dolmen type of Megalithic burials.

The historic burials offer a lot of scope to understand the rich legacy of the region.

This is an important burial of historical importance in Achampet mandal of Mahabubnagar district and represents the historical significance of this district.

The ruins of Megalithic burials of Dolmen type in Achampet mandal of Mahabubnagar district are of archaeological significance and they represent the various burial methods followed in Megalithic era.

49 Kumbeswara Swamy Temple Makthal Makthal 13th C.A.D
50 Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple Gangapur Jadcherla 12th CE

Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Gangapur or Gangapuram is a village situated in the Mahabubnagar District, about 7 kms. from the Jedcharla Railway station. Gangapur was an important religious centre during the Kalyani Chalukyan times. Of the several inscriptions found here one beings to the time of Somesvara, four belong to the time of Vikramaditya VI, three belong to the time of Bhulokarnalla Somesvara III The inscription of the time of Vikramaditya VI dated 1091 A.D, testifies to the existence of the Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple and also refers to the gods Sagaresvaradeva, Kesavadeva, Komaresvaradeva, Somanathadeva, Salesvaradeva, Bhimesvara and Sri Poilisvaradeva.

Of the monuments in Gangapur, the temple of Kesavaswami is the most important one. The main temple has entrances on east, south and north. Each entrance is preceded by a porch and leads into the hall of the temple. The temple consists of a hall, an antarala and the Garbhagriha.

The superstructure is of the stepped pyramidal variety with a dome like crowning member and finial. The style of the temple is Kalyani Chalukyan. The principal deity in the temple is Vishnu standing in samabhanga posture. He has four hands carrying Padma, Sanka, Chakra and Gada . This form of Vishnu, according to iconographical texts is known as Kesava. Since this image is very beautiful, He is known as "Chennakesava swamy" Minor shrines and pillared halls: There are four minor shrines on four corners of the main h.mple. Each shrine is constructed on a platform with steps having a hall and garbhagriha. 1 here e two pillared halls one on eastern side and the other is on southern side. The southern side mand.ipa is having entrances on southern and northern sides. In the temple complex there is a beautiful step well (Koneru).

51 Megalithic Site Ramanutala Amanagal 10th C.B.C
52 Megalithic Site Amanagal Amanagal 10th C.B.C
53 Megalithic Site Mudumala Krishna 10thCE

Megalithic Burial site

Mudumala is a village located on the left bank of the river Krishna in Gadwal Taluk, about 100 from Mahabubnagar on Raichur road.

The site is known for the presence of the Megalithic / Iron age culture burials, avenues on the left bank of the river Krishna. They represent the Megalithic type and form a unique feature in the South Indian Megalithic Context (1000 B.C.).

54 Nizamkonda Fort Timmapur Itikyal 17th C.A.D

Nizamkonda Fort

55 Old Hindu Temple Gollathagudi jadcherla 16th C.A.D

Old Hindu Temple

56 Ancient monuments and remains (Jaina) Alvanpalli jadcherla 6th C.A.D
57 Old Tower (Muslim Period) Gallathagudi jadcherla 16th C.A.D
58 Siva Temple Madugula Madugala 13th C.A.D

Siva Temple

59 Siva Temple Complex Andugula Madugula 13th C.A.D