Quilla Temple

Quilla Temple, Nizamabad

Quilla Temple
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Bala Sundari
Bengaluru, India616 contributions
Nov 2021
This temple is Lord Rama temple known as Raghunatha temple.This temple is inside Nizamabad Fort on top of the hill.We need to climb the steps to reach this temple.This is very old temple but the maintenance is not good.
Written 16 November 2021
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Sharath power
193 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
I will visit past time this Temple nice temple most powerful Temple everyone must watch this Temple spend lot of time with my family in this Temple thank God
Written 20 July 2017
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Vivek G
Lisbon, Portugal115 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
Went there with kids. The place was very interesting. As you climb, you get great views of the city. The temple is nice itself. Not many visitors. Very peaceful.
Written 14 January 2017
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pranay_22
Hyderabad, India5 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
This is Most beautiful place.the fort is Sculpted in a classy finish.evrythin is finished in neatly...Must visit place
Written 14 July 2013
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ananthnaag
Sydney, Australia48 contributions
Oct 2011 • Family
Quilla Temple in the city of Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh is a Fort temple, where the fort has a temple at the top.

This is a very nice place for a half day visit. I along with my friends visited the fort temple in the morning . On the way up the fort we saw that there is a Jail below. As we went up there the scenery around and the view of the city started to come up beautifully. The view from the top of the city below is really beautiful.

Also the temple itself is large and magnificent. This is a Ram temple.

Sri Raghunatha Temple or Quila Ramalayam is the temple dedicated to Sri Rama and His consort Sita Devi. It is called as Quila Ramalayam for it is situated inside the Nizamabad Fort premises. The entrance of the temple is consecutive to the entrance of the fort. There are spacious halls surrounding the temple which occupies about 3900 sq. feet of area. The idol of Lord Rama is on the thrown which is in the shape of Kurma (the tortoise), with its legs, hands and head clearly visible.

Some of the locals say that this place is where the great sage Maharshi Raghunatha Swami sat for tapasya (penance). There is a beautiful meditation hall where this sage spent years in meditating to attain salvation. One thing you can notice is its unique system of ventilation that keeps the hall cool always. Spend some time in this hall, meditating (the sacred word Om ), and when you hear the sound echoing, you can experience the body and soul enlightening spiritually. A beautiful and spacious Kalyana Mandapam (marriage hall) also adorns the place.

There is a very big lamp on a pillar, about 53 feet high, near the temple which was lit everyday. It is said that, in olden days it was customary that after seeing this lamp, all the surrounding villagers used to light the lamps in their homes. If you know the science of Vaastu, you can observe that the entire temple is built based on every facts of Vaastu. The open space in the north-east corner of the temple, the spacious and ventilated kitchen at the south-west corner is few examples, which you can notice.

At the bottom of the hillock, on which the temple stands, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman built during the same time. One of the unique feature of the idol of Lord Hanuman is that the mouth of Lord Hanuman is wide open which cannot be seen in most of the temples in India.

The history of the temple dates back to 17th century when it was actually built during the reign of Chatrapati Shivaji. Chatrapati Shivaji was a great king, a warrior and ruler who ruled most parts of Maharashtra for a long period. He built this temple on the order of his mentor and guru Samartha Ramdasji.

The temple is also closely associated with Maharshi Raghunatha Swami, as it is supposed to be the place where he did penance. There is a tank adjacent to the fort called as Raghunatha tank. It is said that, Swami Raghunatha used to go through one of the underground passages to have his bath in this tank also called as Boddemma tank.
Written 15 September 2012
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