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Bhadrakali Temple in Warangal in Telangana

The ancient Bhadrakali Temple in Warangal in Telangana is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The original temple was built in 625 AD and large-scale renovation was undertaken in 1950. The shrine is located on the banks of the Bhadrakali Lake, between Hanamkonda and Warangal.

The King Pulakesi II of Chalukya dynasty to commemorate his victory over Vengi region constructed the temple in 625 AD.

The Kakatiya Rulers built a huge lake and expanded the shrine.

The shrine was neglected and went into a dilapidated state during the long Muslim rule of the region.
Later in 1950, Sri Ganapathi Shastri, a Devi upasaka, with the help of merchants and other affluent people of the region renovated the shrine.

In 1950, Chandi Yantra was installed in the shrine. The fierce looking form of mother was modified into a benevolent form. Beejaksharas were written on the deity’s hanging tongue.

The murti of Goddess Bhadrakali in the temple is carved on a square stone facing west. Mother Goddess has benevolent face with eight hands. The hands hold weapons. Shiva is seen under her feet. 
Sri Chakra and Utsava murtis or processional murtis are placed in front of the main deity.

The statue of lion, the vehicle or vahana of Bhadrakali, is placed opposite to the sanctum sanctorum. Balipeeta and flag post can be seen in the complex.

The temple complex also has murtis of Uma Maheshwara, Shivling, Subramanya Swamy, Hanuman and Navagrahas.

Sri Vallabha Ganapathi temple was created newly in the compound of the temple.

Vasant Navrati (March – April), Shakambari Utsav in Ashada month (July – August) and Saran Navratri (September – October) are the most important festivals in the temple.

Special rituals are organized in Shravan month (August – September).