Medak, a municipal town in the Medak District of the state of Telengana, lies at a distance of about 100 km from the capital city of Hyderabad. Medak has a very interesting history associated with it. The original name of the town is believed to be Siddapuram which was later changed to Gulshanabad.
Medak is a town located in the Medak District of Telangana State, India, situated at a distance of 104 km north of Hyderabad. The original name of Medak was Siddapuram, which was later called Gulshanabad, and now Medak. Locals in Medak celebrate various festivals of Telangana, notably the festival of Bathukamma, a 9-day long worship of patron goddess of womanhood, Maha Gauri. The goddess is worshipped in the form of the Bathukamma. Other notable festivals celebrated in Medak include Bonalu and Peerla Panduga, celebrated by both Hindus and Muslims.
There are many historical temples in Medak, which attract tourists such as Shri Saraswathi Kshetramu, near Ananthasagar, a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi. Edupayala Durga Bhavani Gudi, located in Telangana close to the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra, is a shrine dedicated to goddess Durga Bhavani that has unique natural stone formations. Edupayalu means "seven streams", as it is located near the spot where the Manjeera River splits into seven streams. Kasi Visweswara temple, Kotilingeshwara swamy temple and Joginatha temple are other popular destinations.