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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 -17th CE

Hill Fort (Built by Rajas of Warangal)

Medak is a historical town situated at a distance of 96 km from 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. The fort at Medak was originally constructed by the Kakatiya rulers and later developed by the Qutb Shahi rulers. The fort which stands about 90 metres above the surrounding plains is one of the important hill forts in the Deccan region.

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. The Mubarak Mahal in the fort has a carved double-headed eagle monster (Gandabherunda) with elephants in its beaks and claws, on one of its gateways, which is an emblem of Vijayanagara rulers while the inscriptions here are in Kannada language. It has three main entrances, the "Prathama Dwaram", the "Simha Dwaram" that has two snarling lions at the top of the entrance and the "Gaja Dwaram", or Elephant's Entrance that has a sculpture of two elephants interlocked on both sides of the entrance. The wood used as a support for the stable roof (Terminalia paniculata) can still be seen there.

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

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 Patancheruvu Patancheruvu 13th-16th CE

Remains of Hindu Temples and tombs

Patancheruvu is situated on Hyderabad-Mumbai National Highway at a distance of 32 kms. from Hyderabad. The remains of Kakatiya temple are located beside Vedapatasala in Patancheru.

Two Tombs are located here on the outskirts of the village. The Tombs are constructed on square plan with typical Qutb Shahi minarets and Dome. The facade of the Tombs is decorated with stuccowork.

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 Komtoor Medak

Old Mosque

Komtoor village is located at a distance of 10 km from Medak Town. There is a Qutb Shahi Mosque here which has been constructed on the outskirts of the village. This picturesque and fine mosque which consists of a single hall with three arched openings and flanked with two minarets, has a built up chajja with ashlar masonry, above the chajja it is constructed of brick and lime. It is believed to have been built by Moulana Hyder Ali.

15 Qutub Shahi Mosque Andole Andole 17th CE

Qutb Shahi Mosque

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

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 14th CE

Siva temple

The village of Duddeda is located on the road leading to Siddipet in Kondapaka Mandal of Siddipet district. It has a garbhagriha connected to 14 pillared mandapa with a renovated vimana. The entrance to the mandapa is connected with a flight of steps with balustrades on either side.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.

22 Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Nandi Kandi Sadasivpet 11th CE

Sri Ramalingeswaraswamy temple

Nandikandi is a small village situated 12 kms. from Sangareddy on Hyderabad-Zaheerabad road. The most important monument in the village is Rameswara Swamy Temple. It has a star shaped ground plan and four profusely sculptured pillars in the navaranga mandapa. The temple is built in the Kalyani Chalukya style and the inscription found in the place indicates that it was constructed in the year 1014 A.D during the rule of Vikramaditya-V. It records a gift of Kovuru village by Mahamandaleswara Pampa Permanadi to God Nameswara of Kiriya kandi. The temple consists of garbhagriha, and antarala and a hall with porches on the east, north and south, with a Torana entrance.

The temple is locally known as the Rameshwara or the Ramalingeshwara temple is a unique star shaped temple of the Kalyani Chalukyan period. The four exquisitely sculptured pillars in the centre of the hall (Navaranga) depict the figures of the Brahmanical deities such as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Narasimha, Varaha, Nataraja, Mahishasur Mardini, Saraswati and Gaja Lakshmi etc. Loose sculptures reported from the temple complex and nearby area are displayed in a separate hall.

23 Subedar Office Building Patancheru Patancheru 19th C.A.D
24 Kasivisweswaralayam Kulabgoor Sadasivpet 13th CE

Kasivisweswaralayam

Kalbagur is a small village situated about 5 kms. from Sangareddy. There is a Trikuta temple which consists of a porch in the east, a hall and shrines to the west, north and south of the hall. Each shrine has an antarala and a garbhagriha. Venugopala, Vishnu as Anantasayana and Lingam 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.

25 Ancient Temple Edithanur Sangareddy 13th C.A.D
26 Sri Venkateswara Rukmini Panduranga Temple Gadi Mohalla Zahirabad 18th CE

Sri Venkateswara Rukmini Panduranga Temple

The temple located in Gadimohalla village of Zaheerabad mandal is about 90 kms. from Hyderabad. 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 posture. The sanctum sanctorum is in circular in plan but conical in elevation. Behind this, there is another temple with garbhagriha and antarala, dedicated to Panduranga and Rukmini. These temples have North Indian style of sikara and the veranda is with dwarf pillars and arches. Though the temples were constructed much earlier, but subsequently renovated in 18th Century A.D.

27 Sri Rechanna Swamy Temple Badampet Kohir 18th19th CE

Sri Rechanna Swamy Temple

Rechanna Swamy Temple is located in the outskirts of the village. The temple is spread in 8 acres of land. The temple faces east consists of garbhagriha, antarala and mukkamandapa. In front of the temple. dwajastamba and deepa stamba are erected. There is a step well (koneru) in the north-western direction of the main temple. The main temple was reconstructed recently and inside the garbhagriha, temple walls are cladded with marble. The architectural features of temple very much resembles the temple styles of Maharashtra, datable to 18th - 19th Century A.D.

28 Sri Sangameshwar Temple Upparpally Tanda Mogudampally 17th18th CE

Sri Sangameshwar Temple

Sri Sangameswara temple is located near the village of Upperpally, 14 kms. west of Zaheerabad Town. 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.

Originally this 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 dated back to 17th - 18th Century A.D.

29 Sri Kuchadri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Kuchanpally Havelighanpur 16th17th CE

Sri Kuchadri Venkateswara Swamy temple

The village of Kuchanapalli is at a distance of 6 km from Medak. On the western side of the outskirts, on a hillock, there exists a temple dedicated to lord Venkateswara locally called as "Kuchadri".

Towards North - East side of the hillock, there is a square sacred tank (Koneru) with steps on east and south sides. Based on iconographical features of loose sculptures and pillared mandapas, it can be datable to 16th - 17th Century A.D.

30 Sri Basaweshwara Swamy Temple Jharasangam Jharasangam

Sri Basaweshwara Swamy Temple

31 Sri Trilingeswara Alayam Yellareddypet Thoguta 12th13th CE

Sri Trilingeswara Alayam

The Village of Yellareddypet lies on the way to Siddipet, 78 kms. from Hyderabad, via Gajwel. The dilapidated temple locally known as Trilingeswaralyam (Trikuta) is located on the eastern side of the village. The temple faces south and has a common mandapa consisting of 16 pillars and three shrines on east, north and western sides. All the three shrines consist of Lingas in garbhagriha.

The door Jambs of garbhagriha are carved with dwarapalakas flanked by female chowri 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 is of plain type. There is a tank locally known as Bollakka Cheruvu, existing on the southern side of the temple. The temple belongs to the Kakatiya times of 12th - 13th Century A.D.