Temples of Nizamabad were formerly known as 'Indu'r or 'Indrapuri', the divine home of Gods. Quite ideally therefore the importance of temples in Nizamabad is immense. The city was built in the 8th century, by the Rashtrakutas. This proves that, however one looks into the future, the past never leaves behind. Nizamabad carries an ancient legacy of famed temples like- Dichpalli Temple, Neekanteshwara Temple, Indranarayana Temple, Sarangapuram Temple, Sri Narasimha Swamy temple (on Limbadri Gutta), Hanuman Temple (Sarangpur), and the Sai baba Temple (Madhavnagar).
All the temples of Nizamabad district have been built in an expansive scale, resembling the North Indian style of architecture, by the Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas and of course the Nizam kings and the Muslim dynasty had to play a part in other kinds of construction. Nizamabad district, it should be noted, has quite a number of dargahs, mosques and other kinds of religious construction, demand an equal attention by tourists for their sheer bounteous beauty.
Basar Saraswati Temple is the only temple dedicated to the Goddess of learning - Saraswati. This is also, one of the few temples in India said to have been installed by Sage Vyasa. The temple is mentioned with regard to Valmiki. The current structure dates back to the Chalukya period. Other shrines in the temple include those of Mahakali, Papahareswar and Pathaleswar.
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