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PillalaMarri Temple, TS.       

Saleshwaram Telangana Amarnath Yatra
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Nallamalla Forest, Mahabubnagar.
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PillalaMarri Temple, Nalgonda
How To Reach
Form City          Via                              Distance (kms)
Hyderabad Kothaguda - Choutuppal - Narketpalli - Nakrekal 130 kms
Khammam Kusumanchi - Suryapet   70 kms
Nalgonda Nakrekal - Chandanapalli - Panagal   45 kms
Vijayawada Nandigama - Kodad - Suryapet 150 kms
Suryapet Thallagadda    8 kms
Warangal Wardannapet - Thorrur - Thirumalagiri - Suryapet RD 115 kms
Yadagirigutta Bhongiri - Valigonda - Narketpalli - Nakrekal 110 kms


The Pillalamarri Temple of Suryapet (Telangana state) is dated back to almost 1000 years and is considered to be one

of the oldest ancient temples in Nalgonda District of Telangana state. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is located in

Pillalamarri village in the Suryapet town. Historically significant as the gateway of Telangana, Suryapet town is located

on the National Highway 9 between Hyderabad and Vijaywada. In addition to the Pillalamarri temple, the village also

houses several other ancient temples built during the Kakatiya period. This helps to enhance the historical and

religious value of the village.

Built on the banks of the Musi River, the temple belonged to the Kakatiya era and stands testimony to the architectural

craftsmanship displayed by the Kakatiya rulers. It houses beautifully carved pillars and walls where each intricate

sculpture is poetry in stone. Beautiful paintings are also found to adorn the walls of the temple. A grand and regal Nandi

bull is seen gracing its portals. The detailing in the architecture is an indication of the touch of excellence which the

craftsmen of the Kakatiya period have been able to impart on Telangana art and culture.

The main sanctorum of the temple houses the idol of the main deity Lord Chennakesavaswami. The idol is resplendent

in adornments particularly during the annual celebrations in the months of February to March. During this time, the

temple premises are filled with devotees who come from far and near to offer their prayers to the Lord and seek his


The Temple walls are replete with frescoes and inscriptions which beautifully and elaborately describe the rule of the

Kakatiya kings. Some of the relevant inscriptions include the stone inscription in Telegu which dates back to S. 1130

(A.D 1208) which bears a reference to king Ganapatideva. There can be seen yet another stone inscription of S.1117

(A.D 1195) which mentions the rule of Rudradeva. Both inscriptions are available for tourists to view. In addition to the

presence of valuable inscriptions, the historical significance of the place has significantly

increased by the discovery of coins within the temple premises. These have helped historians to salvage a lot about the

life and times of the great Kakatiya rulers

In addition to the historical and aesthetic value the village imparts, it is also a culturally significant area. This is the

birthplace of the famous Telegu poet Pillamarri Pina Virabhadrudu.


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