Places of Interest
The temple is one of the important ones in the Bijapur district and requires a lot of investigation to be done to fully discover it. The temple is located in Bhairamgarh in Bijapur and a rock cut Ardhanariswar carved on large boulders. The image belongs to 13-14th century AD. It is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, believed Lord of Maa Danteswari. Within 500 meters to the temple, several sculptures related to Nag Kings are found which are of historical importance. Rare image of Lord Brahma in the area proves its architectural value. Hence, this excavation proves how old the monument is and requires an urgent attention to improve the condition.
The temple in the Bhadrakali village is 20kms from Bhopalpatnam. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Locals believe that the Kakatiya ruler who was a believer of Goddess Kali installed the picture here first. The place where the temple is located was a cave earlier situated within the dense forests. A large fair is held on the Vasant Panchami day and devotees from far off places of Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Maharashtra visit here. Agni kund is held here where people walk through a bed of red hot coal.
Sakal Narayan cave and temple
The Sakalnarayan hills are around 50kms from Bijapur. After crossing the 1km terrain and forest, a cave can be found. It is opened to the public on Gudi Parva/Ugadi. When one enters the main door of the cave, many other tunnels are opened up where one can notice the statues of Lord Krishna and Sesh Nag. Usur cave and Usur waterfall along with Shankanpalli caves of Bijapur are very less explored, however, the places are great to visit and require immediate attention