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Sunkishala SV Temple – The Sacred Home of Gods

Sunkishala SV Temple Nalgonda

Sunkishala SV Temple view from main entrance – Image Source:

The Nalgonda District in Telangana region plays host to a variety of popular places of visit. The Temples in the area grab a major share of the focus of tourists traveling to Nalgonda. The Sunkishala SV Temple is one such place of worship which has achieved great favor among visitors and devotees.

The temple premises are characterized by lush green surroundings. The tranquility and freshness which visitors experience on stepping into the temple have won their hearts and makes them come back again to visit the place.

The temple was built by Dr.PaillaMalla Reddy in 1997. He was a visionary entrepreneur who lives in USA. His intention behind building the temple involved a desire to provide a pilgrimage destination for devotees who could not travel far. The temple has also been successful in providing sufficient employment opportunities to various people in the area. The increase in footfalls in the temple has also helped in increasing the number of bus services to reach the site. Also government authorities have geared up to provide better roads and other infrastructure to devotees visiting the Temple. This has immensely benefited the temple and the surrounding village.

Sunkishala SV Temple-Nalgonda

Temples inside the Sunkishala SV Temple – Image Source:

The presiding deity of the Sunkishala SV Temple is Lord Venkateshwara and his consorts Devi Padmavati and Alamelu Manga. The entire complex comprises four temple buildings dedicated to various hindu gods and saints. The four temples are Sri Venkateswara Temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, Ramalayam dedicated to Sri Rama the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Shivalayam dedicated to Lord Shiva and Sai Baba Temple dedicated to the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba.

The Sri Venkateshwara temple is the oldest of the four. This is also considered to be the main temple. It is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara who is the regarded by devotees as the supreme incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple hosts the Brahmotsavam celebrations every year. The celebrations are a sight not to be missed. Devotees take out a glittering procession chanting hymns to the Lord who is adorned in the most dazzling jewelry ever seen.

The Ramalayam dedicated to Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu was constructed in 2001. The temple houses an idol of Lord Rama sculpted out of Granite stone by renowned sculpture artists from the Mamallapuram Sculpture Institute based out of Tamil Nadu. In the month of March/April, the temple premises receive huge footfalls of devotees who gather together to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama through the Rama Navami festival.

The Sai Baba Temple within the Sunkishala SV Temple premises house a huge marble deity of the great saint Sri Shirdi Sai Baba.The deity was carved in Rajasthan and installed in 2003 through the Vigraha Pratisthapana ceremony.

The Shivalayam dedicated to Lord Shiva was built in 1998. The Shiva Lingam which is worshiped was brought from Varanasi after performing the necessary rituals. The temple witnesses huge congregation of devotees during the Mahashivaratri celebrations. Prayers are offered throughout the night along with rendition of devotional songs (Bhajans). The devotees also take out a huge procession to seek the blessings of the Holy one.

Over the years, Sunkishala has evolved not only as a pilgrimage site but also as a major tourist destination. This has been possible purely owing to the vision and tireless efforts of Dr. PaillaMalla Reddy.

Sunkishala SV Temple Nalgonda

Greenery in Temple Premised – Image Source:

Special Attractions
– The four different temples with their individual deities definitely attract tourists.
-The pleasant and tranquil surroundings help to alleviate all stress and calm the mind. This in itself is an added benefit of visiting the place.

Distance to Sunkishala SV Temple, Nalgonda:
– Distance from Hyderabad is 75 Kms (2 hours drive)
– Distance from Bhongir is 28 Kms (40 min drive)
– Distance from Warangal is 110 Kms (2.5 to 3 hours drive)
– Distance from Nalgonda is 53 Kms (1.5 hours drive)

Nearby by Tourist Attractions:
– Phanigiri Budhhist Site
– Yadagiri Gutta
Bhongir Fort
Narasimha Swamy Temple, Mattapalli
Rachakonda Fort

Sunkishala Temple Timings: 5 AM to 9:00 PM daily

Where to stay:
– Sunkishala provides comfortable accommodations in the form of cottages and guest houses to enable devotees have an enjoyable stay. The Cottages are available on a rent-free basis and provides all basic amenities providing a clean and hygienic stay.
– The VIP guesthouse is also available to visiting dignitaries and provides guests with all modern amenities for a comfortable stay.
– Alternately one can get comfortable and budget accomodation in Nalgonda Town which is 53 Kms far.

How to reach:
– Sunkishala can be easily accessed by road, rail or air. Located at 75 Kms from Hyderabad, Tourists can take a bus from the Hyderabad Central Bus Stand. A regular bus service is made available to help tourists access the temple easily.
– Another easy option is to Bhongir by Bus or Train. Plenty of buses and train are available to Bhongir from Hyderabad. From Bhongir, its 28 Kms far and regular bus service is available.

Nearest Railway Station:
– The Valigonda Railway Station located at a distance of 5 km is the closest to the Sunkishala temple
– Bhongir Railway Station is 28 Kms far and is next closest major Railway Station.

Useful Contact Numbers:
– Sunkishala SV Temple: +91 8694254433
– Temple Chairman NUmber: +91 8694254429

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