|Date built:||12th Century|
|Address:||Padmakshi Temple Road, Sri Ram Colony, Meerpet, Hanamkonda, Telangana 506001|
Padmakshi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Hanamakonda City, with Goddess Padmakshi (Padmakshamma) as the main deity built by Kakatiya Kings in 12th century.
Legend / Local stories
Padmakshi Gutta or Kadalalaya basadi consists of a Jain temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavati, located on a hilltop in the heart of the town of Hanamakonda, was originally constructed during Kakatiya reign. Till the Kakatiya Kings renovated and established the Goddess Padmakshi, previously it was a ‘Basadi’ a Jain temple. In the garbhagriha, there is a massive Tirthankara Parshvanath image, with yaksha Dharanendra to the right and the goddess Padmavati (Padmakshi) to the left.The images, all carved from live rock, have been retouched and painted.
The temple also has rich sculpture of the Jain Tirthankara’s and other Jain Gods and Goddesses. The Kadalalaya basadi or Padmakshi Temple is built on a large rocky out crop.
Once a year, Lakhs of women come to this place to celebrate the famous Bathukamma festival and immerse the flowers in the pond at the foot of the Padmakshi hillock
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