Express press service
HANAMKONDA: Although the Union Government has announced that it will undertake the rejuvenation of the Padmakshi Temple compound as part of its development and the augmentation of the Yojana National Heritage City (HRIDAY), the fact is that no development work has been undertaken for the past few years.
This historic temple is located in the heart of the three cities but is lagging behind in terms of development. The sacred Padmakshi Gundam greets visitors with trash, trash and discarded liquor bottles, indicating that it has become a place of anti-social activity overnight.
Speaking to Express, the founder of the NGO Sulakshya Seva Samithi, Danthosh Manduva, said the authorities concerned should step up security and ensure the protection of the sanctity of these historic shrines. The Padmakshi temple (1117 CE), originally called ‘Kadalalaya basadi’, is located on top of the Padmakshi hillock in Hanamkonda. ‘Kadalalaya’ is the Kannada name of the goddess Ambika or Parvati.
The goddess Padmakshi, the presiding deity of the temple, is also considered to be the “Kakati” or tutelary deity of the Kakatiyas. Although Warangal has many tourist attractions, it fails to tap into these tourists. When contacted, Mayor of Warangal, Gundu Sudha Rani, said development works under the Smart City project were underway at Padmakshi Temple. She said she would inspect the temple very soon and review the steps taken to develop it as a tourist site.