Surendrapuri is a museum located in the Yadadri Bhvanigiri district, Telangana State. Surendrapuri is a unique one-stop destination for cultural, artistic, and sculptural excellence. Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam is another excellent mythological theme park. Some other major attractions of Surendrapuri are Nagakoti (101-feet Shiva Linga) and a temple of Panchamukhi Hanuman with Panchmukha Shiva and Lord Venkateswara.
At the entrance of the museum, there is a 60-foot double-sided Panchamukhi Hanuman and Shiva statue. Astounding Vedic knowledge has been put into building this temple and the Navgraha Temple placed different Navagrahas in relative positions.
KUNDA SATYANARAYANA KALADHAMAM
One spiritual and mythological place where people can relive ancient Indian epics is the Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam. At this place, most of the historic temples of India are recreated. One must visit the Sapta Lokas present in the serenity amidst nature’s beauty. The surroundings bring vibrant feelings from a magnificent jewel of art and religion.
Most of the mythological events from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavatam, Buddha, etc are depicted in Kaladhamam. Moreover, there are 3000 statues present in the walkways of 3 km. It provides a delightful tour of the replica of the Epic Period giving an overall holistic experience. Visitors get knowledge about ancient epics at this place.
The museum is full of wonderful and beautiful sculptures depicting great epics.
A visit here would get transported you into the divine world of the great Hindu mythology. The concept of letting people experience the celestial world of Indian mythology and the values of our culture and tradition have happened for the first time in India.
HANUMAN SHIVA STATUE
At the entrance of the Surendrapuri, visitors get an opportunity to get the darshan of the 60’ feet of Panchamukha Hanuman on the front elevation. The Panchamukha Shiva at its back is a great architectural splendor. The mammoth statue of Hanuman is represented by the 5 heads. The heads depict Vanara, Narasimha, Garuda, Sookara, and Hayagreeva. And, the 10 hands are depicted with weapons killing Mahi Ravana with his weapon mace, testifying to him as the Manasa Putra of Lord Siva.
On the lateral side of Panchamukha Hanuman is the Panchamukha Shiva with 5 faces. The faces depict Sadyojata, Vamadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha, and Eshana, bearing weapons in 10 hands killing Tripurasura with his Trident. This Mahasilpa is considered the highlight of Surendrapuri.
TEMPLES OF INDIA
At the Surendrapuri, one can have the darshan of all the deities of well-known pilgrimage centers of India in one place. One can get an opportunity to see the replicas of all the famous temples of India in one place. In other words, we can say that we get to see temples from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
According to Hindu Mythology, the great celestial worlds are Bramhalok, Vishnulok, shivalok, Nagalok, Indralok, Yamalok, Narakalok, and Patalalok. It would be a one time experience of walking through the seven doors of Vishnulok with the Dashavataras on both sides is inexplicable. Similarly, all the other Lokas are designed beautifully in such a way that people can get transported into a celestial world. The mythological stories are not limited to the Puranas or sacred books and can be seen here and now. With all such arrangements, we can say that it would be a rare opportunity that gives us the pleasure of the ephemeral world and divine gods.
Some of the most popular epics of Hindu Mythology are the Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Bhagavat, and other Puranas. The fascinating events of the epics were carved out as eye-catching sculptures in an unparalleled and unprecedented way employing ultra-modern artistic techniques. All of these modern arrangements would give us a wonderful experience.
The representation of the churning of Ksheera Sagaram (known as the milky ocean) using the Mandara Mount as the staff of the gods and demons is done using modern technology in a fascinating way. Similarly, the sculptures of the coming of Lord Vishnu along with his weapons and goddess Lakshmi to save Gajendra from the clutches of a Crocodile stand as a wonderful symbol of devotion.
Some representations from the great epic Mahabharata are the 36 feet high sculptures depicting Lord Krishna enlightening Arjuna with a message of the Bhagavad-Gita. It also showcases the armies ready for the Kurukshetra war touching the hearts of the viewers.
Some other stories like Balakrishna on the hoods of snake king kaliya, Krishna lifting Govardhana mountain, Bala Bharata, Hanuman Charitra, and Buddha Charitra are represented in eye-catching statues.
Some more highlights of this magical place are Hanuman giving Prasad to the devotees with his own hands and hot coffee made from milk straight coming from the Kamadhenu.
The picturization of the Padmavyuham setup makes you feel as if you have entered the war of Mahabharata and every story gives you a value that stays with you for a lifetime. Some other beautiful depictions are Abhimanyu falling prey to the trick of Kauravas as he went into the padmavyuh during Kurukshetra.
The Surendrapuri hosts many other wonders showing delightful events from the ancient classics making the visitors fall in awe of the mythological awareness center. With all these beautiful representations using modern technology, Surendrapuri is a must-visit place to enjoy the wonderful holy complex.
Surendrapuri Entry Timings:
6.30 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 8 pm (Weekdays)
6.30 am – 8 pm (Weekends and public holidays)
9 AM-7 PM (Monday to Sunday) Open all days
Ticket: Adult Rs. 350, Child Rs. 300 (below 5 yrs no charge)