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NIGNUR SHIVA TEMPLE

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» Andhra Pradesh
Location : Nignur, 8-km From Karimnagar
Temple Shape : Star shape
Shows Similarities : Hanamkonda Temples Near Warangal


Nignur is situated at a distance of 8-km from Karimnagar. This place derived its name from the existence of 400 temples in the past. The Telugu word "Nalgunoorlu" for four hundred was corrupted to Nignur. These temples were renowned for an exquisite sculptures resembling that at 'Hanumakonda'.

A Primitive Centre Of Temple Art
Though a small village now, it was once a place of much importance with several temples and a very great centre of art. The inscriptions preserved in Karimnagar Municipal Office pertain to the 'Chalukya' and 'Kakatiya' dynasties. The places of worship in the village are the shrines of 'Lakshminarayanaswami' and Shiva. The Shiva temple is an ancient, star shaped in plan, much like the Hanumakonda temple near Warangal. Red stone and grey granite have been used in construction. This temple is filled with artistic embellishments.

HOW TO GET THERE

Road: Karimnagar is well connected by road to all the important places of the State. From Karimnagar buses and taxis are available to go to the temple.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Karimnagar.



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