Padmakshi temple is 3 km from Hanmakonda and 6.5 km from Warangal. It is one of the oldest temples in Hanmakonda, Warangal. The temple was built in the 12th Century by Kakatiya Kings. Goddess Padmakshi is called “Amma”, which means mother in the local language. Padmakshi temple timings are from 6 AM to 6 PM.
Goddess Padmakshi has been the presiding deity for the dynasty for 900 years. It is said that the Goddess gifted a sword to one of the Kakatiya Kings, Madhava Verma. The temple is on the hill Padmakshi Gutta. At the temple entrance is a pillar Annakonda with a splendid quadrangular column made of black granite stone. A large Lake surrounds the temple; at the foot of the temple, we find Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple.
History of Padmakshi Temple
According to historians, the temple was built by Kakatiya Kings. First, the temple was a Jain temple ruled by Prolaraju –II and then converted into Hindu Temple. The Kakatiya rulers converted from Jainism to Veerasaivism. The temple is one of the leading centres for Jainism in the surrounding areas, called Basadi. The Kakatiya Kings built many temples dedicated to the Great Hindu Gods. A few of the temples in that region are Thousand Pillar Temple, Ramappa Temple, and Sidheswara Temple.
Devotees can see Goddess Padmakshi in three stages; morning as a little girl, afternoon as a young girl, and evening as an older woman. From the top of the hill, the views are majestic. In the temple, we can see the rich sculpture statues of Jain Tirthankaras. The temple was carved, which formed naturally. There is an inner sanctum that faces north in the temple. The temple also has Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, and Krishna statues.
Padmakshi Temple Timings
Padmakshi temple timings are from 6 AM to 6 PM every day. Devotees perform Kumkuma Poojas and Special Poojas and Donate Pattu Sarees to the Padmakshi Amma.
|Monday||6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Friday||6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
Festivals Celebrated at Padmakshi Temple
At the temple, devotees celebrate all the Hindu festivals. The main celebrations are:
Bathukamma Festival is celebrated excellently; women come here to decorate the Goddess with different flowers and perform Pooja to Padmakshi Amma. Dussehra and Durgashtami are also observed here. Devotees come from other places to visit the temple.
Accommodation at Padmakshi Temple
As the temple is in Hanmakonda, Warangal, many hotels stay. Haritha Hotel of Telangana govt is good with many facilities and amendments.
- Thousand Pillar Temple
- Bhdrakali Temple
- Warangal Fort
- Ramappa Temple
- Kakatiya Rock Garden
- Sidheswara Temple
- Laknavaram Lake
- Iskcon Warangal
- Eturunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pakhal Lake
How to Reach Padmakshi Temple
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport to reach the temple.
The two nearest railway stations to the temple are the Warangal and Kazipet Junction.
The temple is near Warangal and Hyderabad; Telangana State has bus facilities.
Address and Contact Number of Temple
Padmakshi Temple Road,
Sri Ram Colony, Meerpet,
Telangana, 506001, India
Contact Number: 99087 63228
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