Jataprolu Madana Gopala Swamy
Jataprolu village is in Pentlavelli Mandal of Nagarkurnool District. Jetaprole is a land of 24 heritage temples in Telangana State.
Jataprole Madana Gopala Swamy temple and Agasthyeswara Swamy temple are situated besides the Krishna river and belongs to 10th-16th century. Madana Gopala Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Agasthyeswara Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Jataprole is known as Jatayuvu Kshetra in Puranic Tales. It has been mentioned in the Madanagopala Mahathmyam of Vishnu Rahasya Khandam of Bhavishyothara Purana. It was mentioned in a stone inscription during 12th Century A.D. by Malla Naidu who is the son of Recharla Bethi Reddy and Eurka Sanamma who made it a capital of Paragana and wrote it to Kamineni Gopaiah. Vijayanagara Kings gave it to Surabhi Kings during 16th Century. Madhavarayalu of Vijayanagar King constructed Mantapas and Gopuras to the Jataprole and Manchala Katta temples. Lord Sri Krishna who is one of the Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu is known as Madana Gopala when he is represented with Rukmini and Satyabhama or otherwise he is known as Venu Gopala Swamy.
As per the History of Mahabubnagar by B.N. Sastry "Mallanaidu (Kumara Madanaidu) from the 14th Generation of Jataprole Sansthan received it from Anegondi Ramarayalu in 1527 A.D as remuneration and ruled it for some time. He built Madanagopala Swamy temple at Jataprole and started Brahmotsavam and it has 400 years of Glorious history. This temple has beautiful stone sculptures and it was shifted from its original place on 15 th February, 1989 and re-constructed it on the banks of KrishnaRiver. Beautiful sculptures could be spot on the top of Gopuram of the temple complex.
Madana Gopala Swamy jathara, Maha shivaratri, Sri Rama navami and other hindu festivals are grandly celebrated here.
Yearly approximately 2,00,000 above tourists and devotees visits this heritage group of temples.
Telangana tourism development board is maintaining Haritha Hotel at Jatprole village for the visitors accommodation. Visitors can contact the tourism department for more details. Hotels are restaurants are available at Pebbair and Gadwal cities.
Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple at Somasila, Pangal Fort and Kollapur Palace are the other major attractions near this Jetprole temple.
Gadwal and Nagarkurnool cities are well connected with all the major cities. Kollapur Bus Station is 14 kms from the temple. Pebbair bus station is 37 kms. Nagarkurnool is 60 kms.
Gadwal bus station and Gadwal Railway Stations are 64 kms from the Jatprole temple. Puduru railway station is 58.6 kms which halts only passenger trains.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is 163 kms from Jataprole village.
- Contact Person:
Jetprole Haritha Hotel
- Contact Number:
1800 425 46464