Jetaprolu Madana Gopala Swamy Temple

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Jatprole is popular for two temples known as Madana Gopala Swamy Temple and a group of Shiva temples. The temples were moved to Jetprole from the villages of Malleswaram and Manchalakota during the construction of Srisailam Dam.

  • Distance (From Mahabubnagar): 102 Kms
  • Visited From: Kollapur (14 km)
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
  • Place Location: 14 Km From Kollapur
  • Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
  • Timings: 5am-8pm
  • River Krishna flows close to Jetprole village and pilgrims take bath in Krishna River during Shivaratri and Karthika Masam (around Nov).

Accommodation Facilities:
There is no proper accommodation or lodging facilities available in Jetaprolu. Generally pilgrims who visit this place stay here for about a day in Mandapam for free of cost. And usually people who visit here plan for one day visit. People rush is generally high during holiday months like April, May, June and also during the festivals like Ugadi, Sivarathri, Dussera etc.

At a distance of 14 km from Kollapur, 48 km from Wanaparthy, 102 km from Mahabubnagar and 193 km from Hyderabad, Jatprole, also known as Jetaprolu is a villagein Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. It is famous for wonderful Madana Gopala Swamy Temple.

The temple has entrances on four sides and there are several sub-shrines within the temple complex.

Madanagopala Swamy Jatara of Jataprole: Jataprole is known as Jatayuvu Kshetra in Puranic Tales. It has been mentioned in the Madanagopala Mahathmyam of Vishnu Rahasya Khandam of Bhavishyothara Purana.

Jataprole is a small village in the Amanaganti Seema. 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.
Famous Krishna Temples in Nagarkurnool District are Kalki Gopala Swamy of Kalwakurthy Mandal, Sri Venu Gopala Swamy of KesampetVillage in Nagar Kurnool Mandal, Sri Madana Gopala Swamy of Jataprole of Kollapur .

In the historic tales, Jatprole is known as Jatayuvu Kshetra. The place is where Jatayu fought with Ravana while he kidnapped Sita. This place has a very beautiful sculptures with lots of heritage importance.

Jatprole is popular for two temples known as Madana Gopala Swamy Temple and a group of Shiva temples. The temples were moved to Jetprole from the villages of Malleswaram and Manchalakota during the construction of Srisailam Dam.

Madana Gopala Swamy temple, also known as Venu Gopala Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It was built by Rajas of Jetprole during the 16th century and it is one of the largest temples in Telangana. The temple possesses a huge temple tower with large wooden gates followed by spacious Sabhamandapa, antarala and the sanctum. The pillars in the Sabhamandapa are beautifully carved in Vijayanagara style. The carvings on the pillars and front wall of the sanctum are wonderfully done. The temple has entrances on four sides and there are several sub-shrines within the temple complex.

Adjacent to Madana Gopala Swamy temple, there are a group of five Shivalayas built during 10th century. These temples were also moved from neighboring villages. About 300 meters from Madana Gopala Swamy temple towards Jetprole village, there are 20 Shivalayams which were shifted from nearby villages. Some of these temples consist wonderfully built mandapas, pillars and goupras. Unfortunately, these group of temples are not properly maintained.