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Surendrapuri is a museum located about 60km from Hyderabad, India.[1] The museum is also known as Mythological Awareness Center. As the name indicates, it was established to create an awareness of Indian mythology, or more specifically Hindu mythology. It was established by Kunda Satyanarayana in memory of his son Surendra. It is also known locally as Kunda Satyanarayana Kala Dhamam, in his honor. Meaning that Kunda Satyanarayana has used artistry extensively to depict mythology.

It contains nearly full sized replicas of almost all the important Hindu temples in India. The architecture of the temple and the sculptures inside makes one feel as if one is in the actual holy place itself. There are a few hundred such replicas. The sculptures are displayed in open air indoors, depending on the size of the replica and the mythological scene portrayed.

There are sculptures and paintings depicting stories from major Hindu epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat, and Bhagavat. Various mythological scenes of war between Rama and Ravana in Ramayana, including Padmavyuha in Kurukshetra between Kauravas and Pandavas in Mahabharat, are carved beautifully and portrayed in great detail.

For the religious minded, it provides satisfaction of having visited all the Hindu holy places in India in one short trip of about 3-4 hours. For the curious minded, it provides a good visual background of what Hindu mythology is all about. One does not have to be religious to visit this place.


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Coordinates: 17°33′54″N 78°56′40″E / 17.56500°N 78.94444°E / 17.56500; 78.94444

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13 news items

The Hindu
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:18:40 -0700

Mr. Mukherjee will land at an helipad near Surendrapuri in Yadagirigutta at 11.10 a.m. and will arrive at State guesthouse at 11.30 a.m. He will spend 15 minutes there before entering the temple at 11.50 a.m. After participating in special pujas for ...

The Hans India

The Hindu
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:09:02 -0700

The district administration has zeroed in on 15 acres area located near Surendrapuri where the State government has decided to develop a deer park as part of the Yadagirigutta development project. As part of his Southern sojourn, the officials stated ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:33:45 -0700

Governor ESL Narsimhan, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and other ministers welcomed the President at the helipad, as he landed in Surendrapuri at 11.30 on Sunday morning. Temple priests welcomed the President with Poornakumbham and after a ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:52:37 -0700

While his work became synonymous with Khairatabad Ganesh, Rajendran is also the artist behind the well-known Surendrapuri, Kunda Satyanrayana Kala Dhamam in Yadgirigutta. “I have developed a deep bond and a firm believer in Khairatabad Ganesh.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:26:15 -0800

Close to these are the famous Surendrapuri museum, Bhongir Fort and Yadagirigutta Lakshmi Narasimha temple too. But that is another story. This area was patronised by the Kalyana Chalukyas. Jainism and later Veerasaivism flourished here. The original ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:46:26 -0700

NALGONDA: The state government has released Rs 26.60 cr for the construction of a Second Ghat Road (SGR) to the Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy temple at Yadagirigutta. The construction works are in progress. It was in 2008 that the temple management ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 22:22:30 -0800

Within commutable distance is the famous Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple in Yadagirigutta attracting nearly 5,000 to 10,000 pilgrims daily. Also there is a Surendrapuri Museum on the way to the said temple attracting about 700-800 visitors daily ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 00:05:31 -0700

Over the years, Ganesh festivities in the city have come to centre around the towering idol set up at Khairatabad. A cynosure of all eyes during the 11-day long celebrations, the Khairatabad Ganesh remains a dominant idol given its sheer size, while ...

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