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Grand Canyon of India:Gandikota

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Gandikota is a small village located in Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established in 1123 by Chalukyan king of Kalyana named Ahavamalla Someswara I. The Gandikota fort was constructed by the Kappa king during 13th century. Situated on the banks of river Pennar, Gandikota derives its name from two Telugu words ‘Gandi’ meaning gorge and, ‘kota’ meaning fort. Also known as George fort, it is guarded by a huge entrance gate that’s 20 feet high and 101 bastions each over 40 feet high. The fort is surrounded by the deep gorge, impenetrable hills and dense forest. The landscape also includes monolithic boulders of red granite.

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Although numerous empires control this fort but Nayaka empire control lost for 300 years. Others were-The Chalukya, Viyanagara, Nayaka, Mughal, Quli Qutub and also the British.  Gandikota has mixed culture but dominated by  Kakatiya Dynasty of Warangal.

Ranganath Swami Temple.

This temple sets an example of fine architecture and design and constructed around 1500 bc.

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Madhava Swami Temple The Madhavaraya

Temple is the grandest structure in Gandikota making it equivalent to the temples of Hampi. Architecture of this temple is a little more difficult than of Ranganath Swami temple. Interiors are more attractive than exterior. There are small statues and sculptures of Hindu Gods carved over the Gopuram and walls of the temple.

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Jamia Masjid

This masjid inside the fort is add on by Muslim rulers as always happens in Indian temple trying to either convert old temples or destroy..

Rayalacheruvu Lake

This Lake is adjacent to the fort and origins from Pennar River.  It is adjacent to the Jamia masjid and to the west of Raghunathaswamy temple. There are yet many unexplored places and things in the region. Recent architectural research has revealed the presence of underground passages that connect the fort with the valley.

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One comment on “Grand Canyon of India:Gandikota

  1. Sanatan Dharm and Hinduism
    February 26, 2016

    Reblogged this on GLOBAL HINDUISM.

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