The history behind the temple dates back to 625AD. It is believed that the Chalukya King Pulekesi II after successfully bringing the Vengi region of Telangana under his dominion, constructed a magnificent temple dedicated to the mother goddess to celebrate his victory and also express his dedication and gratitude to goddess Bhadrakali for granting him his competence. We can see the style of the great Chalukya Dynasty in every bit of the temple, right from its architecture to the main deity, which displays the Ekanda Shila or single stone sculpture, which makes as the trademark style attributed to the Chalukyas. One can also observe the strong resemblance to the Kakatiya style of architecture in the temple, particularly the entrance gateways which are made of stone. One of the inner pillars of the temple has a Sanskrit inscription on it. That particular pillar is called the Antralaya stambam.
Festivals of Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal
Visiting Bhadrakali Temple in Warangal during the festival is an ideal time. During festivals, it is decorated and filled with vibrancy. Hordes of devotees visit during Brahmotsavams, which are organized every year during the month of April or May.
During Shravana Masa, which is the month of August- September, temple celebrates many prominent festivals such as Vasanta Navaratri, Shakambari Utsavam and Sharan Navaratri. Bathukamma Festival is also celebrated with great fervor here when women and girls with beautifully arranged flowers flower patterns, visit the Bhadrakali Lake to offer prayers.
Timings of Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal
Warangal Bhadrakali Temple timings for darshan are from 5:30 AM to 1 PM. The temple then again opens for devotees at 3 PM to 8 PM.
Photography is prohibited inside the temple.
How to reach Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal
Bhadrakali Temple is located around 5 km away from Warangal railway station. It is near the Lal Bahadur College of Warangal. Tourists can easily reach the temple via locally run auto rickshaws or by hiring a private taxi.