About Padmakshi Temple
Padmakshi temple is located 3 km away from Hanmakonda and 6.5 km away from Warangal. Padmakshi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Hanmakonda, Warangal. The temple built in the 12th Century by Kakatiya Kings. Goddess Padmakshi is presiding deity for the dynasty for 900 years. It is said that the Goddess gifted a sword to the Kakatiya King Madhava Verma. The temple is on the hill Padmakshi Gutta. At the entrance of the temple, there is a pillar Annakonda with a splendid quadrangular column made of black granite stone. The temple is surrounded by a large Lake, at the foot of the temple we find Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. Goddess Padmakshi is called “Amma” which means mother in the local language.
History of Padmakshi Temple
According to historians, the temple was built by Kakatiya Kings. The temple first is a Jain temple that is ruled by Prolaraju –II and then converted to Hindu Temple. The Kakatiya rulers converted from Jainism to Veerasaivism. The temple is one of the main centers for Jainism for the surrounding areas and called Basadi. The Kakatiya Kings built so many temples and 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 here in three stages; morning as a little girl, afternoon as a young girl, and in the evening as an old 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 a carven which formed naturally. There is an inner sanctum that faces north in the temple. The temple is also having statues of Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, and Lord Krishna.
Padmakshi Temple Timings
Padmakshi temple timings are from 6 AM to 6 PM every day. Devotees perform Kumkuma Poojas, 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 festivals are:
Bathukamma Festival is celebrated in a great manner, women come here decorates the goddess with different types of flowers and performs Pooja to Padmakshi Amma. Dussehra, Durgashtami is also celebrated here. Devotees come from different places to visit the temple.
Accommodation at Padmakshi Temple
As the temple is in Hanmakonda, Warangal there are many hotels to 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 Warangal railway station and Kazipet Junction are the two nearest railway stations to reach the temple.
As the temple is near to Warangal and Hyderabad, there are bus facilities from all over the Telangana State.
Address and Contact Number of Temple
Padmakshi Temple Road,
Sri Ram Colony, Meerpet,
Telangana, 506001, India
Contact Number: 99087 63228
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