Kondareddy Buruju in kurnool | Famous Fort in Andhra Pradesh

Kondareddy Buruju in Kurnool | Famous Fort in Andhra Pradesh

Kondareddy Buruju

The Kurnool Fort is located in the heart of Kurnool and is one of the prominent landmarks of the town. It was believed to be built by Achyuta Devarayalu, belonging to Vijayanagar Empire and stands even today as the splendorous examples of the architecture of those times. Konda Reddy Buruju is a part of Kurnool Fort and also the only part left out of the magnificent fort.

This was the prison where Konda Reddy had his last breath and hence the tower was named in his memory.This Buruju was built by the Vijayanagara rulers and played a significant role for the successive dynasties who ruled the place. There are two small ancient temples at the foot of this Buruju dedicated to Goddess Yellamma.

On the walls of this Erra Buruju, you can find some of the splendour symbols that were of historical importance. On the south eastern side of the wall, you can find a buffalo and Goddess Yellamma, on the eastern side of the wall you can find a mythical lion and a sheep (or a royal boar). On the north-eastern side of the wall you can see a rider on a royal elephant uprooting a tree that symbolises Lord Indra on Airavath (His vehicle) and kalpavriksham (the divine tree).