Religious places are spread far and wide, in a country like ours and so are spiritual centers that have been the hallmarks of our age-old traditions, customs, religious beliefs and culture. These centers not only promote our historic association with spiritualism and religions, but they also serve as a reminder to us about our glorious past. Telangana state is home to several divine as well as spiritual destinations.
One such destination is Surendrapuri, which has become popular these days for its wonderful and well-maintained mythological museum. It is located approximately 58 km from Hyderabad at the foothills of Yadagirigutta, a popular pilgrimage center in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana.
Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam
Surendrapuri is a unique one-stop destination, which is an epitome of artistic as well as sculptural excellence. The museum known as Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam is also called the Mythological Awareness Center, which was established to create awareness regarding Hindu mythology.
Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam, is a one-of-its-kind spiritual theme park which features a sprawling 3 km length walkways and more than 3000 statues, offers a delighted tour of the Hindu epics. Here, Kunda Satyanarayana has made use of artistry extensively for depicting mythology forms in an interesting and artistic manner. The museum is home to full sized replicas of most of the Hindu temples in India.
The architecture of the temple and the sculptures lend an aura of spiritual bliss. The sculptures are arranged in open air indoors, based on the size of the replica and the portrayal of mythological scene. The sculptures and paintings depict stories from Hindu epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavatam. Visit the holy “SaptaLokas” – the seven divine worlds at this destination, according to Hindu mythology. The place is also home to unique ‘Navagraha Temple’ with a separate temple for each of the navagrahas, in their relative positions. The deities appear along with their divine consorts and vahanas. The dramatic war scenes between Rama and Ravana in Ramayana and between Kauravas and Pandavas in Mahabharata, are carved and portrayed in great detail. The wonderful marvel of mythology is a brain child of a great visionary Sri Kunda Satyanarayana.
The other major attractions of Surendrapuri are Nagakoti (101-feet Shiva Linga), as well as 60-feet double-sided Panchamukhi Hanuman (one of the tallest idols of Hanuman) and Shiva statue located at the entrance , which captures the attention of visitors. For religious minded tourists, a trip to Surendrapuri, in Telangana gives satisfaction of visiting most of the Hindu holy places in India. The museum is a unique concept based on astounding Vedic knowledge.
The enchanting world involving Indian mythology, culture and heritage is a must-visit destination for a spiritually holistic experience. A trip to Surendrapuri is usually a part of itinerary that includes a visit to the famous Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple at Yadagirigutta, a popular Hindu Temple devoted to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is located 3 km away from Surendrapuri.
|Adults||Children (5-10 years)|
|Rs. 300/-||Rs. 250/-|
|Free entry for children below 5 years.|