Peddagattu or Gollagattu Jathara is the festival done in the name of Lord Lingamanthulu Swamy and Goddess Choudamma every 2 years.The presiding deities, Sri Lingamanthula Swamy, believed an Incarnation of Lord Shiva, and his sister – Choudamma, are offered various pujas during the five-day fete.Peddagattu (Gollagattu) is the second biggest religious congregation or Jathara in the state of Telangana after Sammakka Saralamma Jatara in Jayashankar Bhupalapally.
Though primarily the Yadava community takes part in huge numbers, people from all castes and religions from across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Odisha, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu come to the place located just 5-km. from Suryapet. The festival is protected by police and assisted by volunteers during 3-day period.
According to history, this religious congregation has been celebrated since 16th century. Even it is still been celebrated with the government funds.The festival is protected by police and assisted by volunteers during 3-day period. It is located in Durajpally village [Suburb in Suryapet Municipality], Suryapet District, Telangana state, and past durajpally sarpanch MA. Mazeedmiya is from Muslim community and he developed the peddagattu.
The Pillalamarri Temple of Suryapet (Telangana state) is dated back to almost 1000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest ancient temples in Nalgonda District of Telangana state. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is located in Pillalamarri village in the Suryapet town. Historically significant as the gateway of Telangana, Suryapet town is located on the National Highway 9 between Hyderabad and Vijaywada. In addition to the Pillalamarri temple, the village also houses several other ancient temples built during the Kakatiya period. This helps to enhance the historical and religious value of the village.
Built on the banks of the Musi River, the temple belonged to the Kakatiya era and stands testimony to the architectural craftsmanship displayed by the Kakatiya rulers. It houses beautifully carved pillars and walls where each intricate sculpture is poetry in stone. Beautiful paintings are also found to adorn the walls of the temple. A grand and regal Nandi bull is seen gracing its portals. The detailing in the architecture is an indication of the touch of excellence which the craftsmen of the Kakatiya period have been able to impart on Telangana art and culture.
The main sanctorum of the temple houses the idol of the main deity Lord Chennakesavaswami. The idol is resplendent in adornments particularly during the annual celebrations in the months of February to March. During this time, the temple premises are filled with devotees who come from far and near to offer their prayers to the Lord and seek his blessings.
The Temple walls are replete with frescoes and inscriptions which beautifully and elaborately describe the rule of the Kakatiya kings. Some of the relevant inscriptions include the stone inscription in Telegu which date. which bears a reference to king Ganapatideva. There can be seen yet another stone inscription of which mentions the rule of Rudradeva. Both inscriptions are available for tourists to view.
In addition to the presence of valuable inscriptions, the historical significance of the place has significantly increased by the discovery of coins within the temple premises. These have helped historians to salvage a lot about the life and times of the great Kakatiya rulers.In addition to the historical and aesthetic value the village imparts, it is also a culturally significant area. This is the birthplace of the famous Telegu poet Pillamarri Pina Virabhadrudu.
Phanigiri is a Buddhist site that lies 40 km from the town of Suryapet. The place is a recent discovery after the Department of Archaeology and Museums of Telangana did excavations at the place.
Taking in the sheer size of the site one can make out that the place served as a prominent Buddhist site. A unique site on the floor of the complex is large footprints and these foot prints are supposedly of Lord Buddha himself. The complex also houses the three dwelling places of the Buddhist monks known as viharas. The Phanigiri Buddhist site stands at the top of a hill that is popular by the name of Serpent’s Hood Hill. The Hill has been so named because of its shape that reminds one of a serpent’s hoods.
Sri Undrugonda Laxmi Narasimha Swami Devasthanam
Undrugonda is situated in Vallabhapuram village of Chivvemla Mandal, Nalgonda dist, Telangana state, India. It is located 12 kilometers from the town of Suryapet & 3 kilometers from national highway 65.It is an ancient Giridurgam (Hill fort) constructed initially by Vishnukundinulu in 5th century A.D and later developed by various dynasties up to now. It is a magnificent archaeological and spiritual pilgrimage center hosting different temples of which Sri Undrugonda Laxmi Narasimha Swamy is best worshiped adored by local public.
Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, an ancient one, on the banks of River Krishna is situated at Mattapally village in Mattampally Mandal of Suryapet district. It is at a distance of 215 km from Hyderabad and 150 km from Vijayawada and 45 km south of Kodad town on Hyderabad-Vijayawada high way. This is one of the Pancha (five) Narasimha Kshetras on the banks of River Krishna, the other four being Wadapally (Nalgonda), Vedadri (Krishna), Mangalagiri and Ketavaram (Guntur dist.). The presiding Deities here are Sri Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha, Sri Rajalakshmi Thaayaar and Sri Chenchu Lakshmi Thaayaar.
Jan Pahad Dargah
Jan Pahad Saidulu Dargah is a Dargah situated in Palakeedu Mandal in Suryapet district in Telangana, India. People from different religious faiths visit the holy shrine on the occasion of the annual Urs festival. The Dargah is built on the tomb of saint Moinuddin alias Shaheed and Jan Pahad Saidulu. Qawwali, Sandal Sharif ceremonial procession and otherspecial rituals mark the Ur’s festivities.
Hazrath Khaja Naseeruddin Baba Dargah is a Dargah situated in Jajiredygudem Mandal in Suryapet in Telangana,India.People from different religious faiths visit the holy shrine on the occasion of the annual Urs festival. Qawwali, Sandal Sharif ceremonial procession and other special rituals mark the Ur’s festivities.