Friday, April 29, 2016

Bhadrakali Temple History Warangal

From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by the Chalukyan King Pulakesi II in 625 century A.D. Temple was built to celebrate the victory over Venginadu lies on the banks of  River Godavari. Later this region came under the control of Kakatiya's, under whom the temple had a glorious time. They adopted Goddess Kali as their Family deity. Ganapathi Deva of Kakatiya dynasty built the present lake which is next to the temple.  
Later this region came under the attack of Muslim rulers Alauddin Khilji and his general Malik Kafur, Ghias Uddin Tughlaq, Bahamani Sultans and Golconda Nawabs. Temple lost its prominence and wealth during the invasion. The wealth of this temple was looted by the Muslim rulers.
It is only in the year 1950, Sri Ganapathi Sastry from Karnataka who was an ardent devotee of the Goddess renovated the temple with the help of Affluent Villagers. 
Bhadrakali Temple History Warangal