Bhadrakali Temple, Hanamkonda, located in Warangal district of Telangana is a Shakti Peetham dedicated to Goddess Badrakali.
Bhadrakali temple is constructed in 625 AD by the West Chalukya King Pulakesi-II as the commemoration of his victory over Vengi Chalukyas. After Chalukyas, Kakatiya kings adopted the temple and the Goddess as their Kuldevi (deity of dynasty). She is also worshipped as ‘Kakathamma’.
The sacred tank near the Bhadrakali temple is known as ‘Bhadrakali Cheruvu’ (cheruvu means tank in Telugu). Vidyaranya Swami, famous Hindu Saint, is also worshipped Bhadrakali ammavaru.
Two famous historical books about the Kings of Kakatiya dynasty named ‘Siddeshwara Charitham’ and ‘Pratapa Rudriyam’ describe the details of Bhadrakali Shakti peetham of Hanamkonda.
Bhadrakali temple Brahmotsavam, Durga Navaratri, Vasanta Navaratri, Shakambari Utsavam (Ashada Navaratri), Bathukamma Panduga (Batukamma festival during Durga Navaratri), and Bonalu Jatara (Ashada masa utsavalu) are the major celebrations or Devalaya utsavalu in Bhadrakali temple, Hanamkonda.