it tasted the fury of invaders and ravages of ruthless weather, its glory is not
discernable to the commoners' eye, but yields to the art-critics, whose
microscopic eyes see, which the sculptors too not imagined. There is enough for
layman to raise his hands at the sight of exceptional conception, fine sculpture
and excellent polish and finish striking his eye. Among the plus points of the
ruined beauties greeting the visitors, mention must be made of the carvings of
Navagrahas on the ceiling of a big size mandap lying between the Vishnu and
Surya mandirs. Some of the pillars are beautified with the carvings of creepers
and flowers that give an illusion of realities. Sculptural flowers they are, and
hence no fragrance and, there lies the difference. The garbha griha though built
grandly does not contain the Mula Vigrahas.
lies in Hanumakonda - one of the two twin cities called Hanumakonda and Warangal
and the former was regarded in the legends as Siddhadri and the latter as
Eakasilapuram or Oarugal.
is a junction of the Hyderabad-Vijayawada broad gauge line, having all