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Panagal Temple, Nalgonda

Panagal Someswara Temple is in the village of Panagal that is part of the Nalgonda district and lies very close to the town of Nalgonda. The village is approximately 101 km from the city of Hyderabad. According to historians, Panagal was a flourishing town at one point when it was the capital of the Kakatiya Kings.

The Kakatiyas made the place their capital sometime during the 11th century. They also built the temple at the same time in the village. The temple is a majestic building that has 66 pillars. The pillars are intricately and beautifully carved.

There is also a Nandi idol that has been placed in front of the mandapa that stands in the centre. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva, and His idol has been placed inside a shrine. On the walls of the temple one can see scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the two great Hindu epics.  

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