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  Devarakonda Fort
Devarakonda Fort

Devarakonda Fort is a hilltop fortress built in the 14th Century AD by the Recherla Velama Kings of the Maada Nayudu clans in northern Andhra province. This fort is of historic importance of throwing away the Islamic rule of the north Delhi Mughlas. This was an important battle place with in local rulers of that time. It is located near the seven hills areas of Devarakonda Town of Nalgonda District in the Telengana State of India

Devarakonda Fort is a complete brilliance work in stones. It has the traditional India architectural significance on it. This fort is built of the granite stone locally quarried from these hillsides. The quarried places are still found here with water pits. This is built over a hilltop. This fortress has great walls with curved bastions along with it. These outer walls are very stronger and still lasting today. This fortress occupies a rough terrain of metamorphic rock area on its top of the hills. The ramparts of this fortress occupy along with very steep areas making it inaccessible very easily. Only a 3 meter rock carved steps are found to reach its main gateway. These hills are in seven parts and known here as the seven hill. This was built as a commanding fort here. Its ramparts were built with artillery and cannon points. It gateways are built in the traditional Hindu welcoming style of art. These fort complexes are built up to two stories. There are many granaries built here. It has few open places left for garrison. It has a magazine house, large living area and few small houses like complexes. The major importance of this fort is the temple built inside this fort. There is a Lord Rama Temple built as such to reflect the Vedic era. This temple is a stone marvel. Its sculptors and other minute stone carving activities of the depiction from Vedas are found all around this temple walls. This makes it a unique Ram temple of this region. There is also a Lord Shiva Temple found here with its cosmic pillar, which is very famous among the Hindus. There is much single stone craftsmanship found here which are very amazing to look with the Hindu art forms.

Devarakonda Fort
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