Karmanghat Hanuman Temple

About The Temple

Know The Details Of Karmanghat Hanuman Temple

Among the holy places of pilgrimage in Hyderabad, the Karmanghat Hanuman temple is one of the earliest temples in the area. To state the exact location, the temple is situated in the Saroor Nagar area, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ranga Reddy district of Telangana. Historical evidence and legends trace the construction of this temple, approximately around 11th century A.D. The temple bears a magnificent historical heritage of around 860 years. One of the prime rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty, King Prataprudra II, was instrumental in constructing this temple. The predominant divine entity worshipped in this temple is that of Lord Hanuman.

Followers of Vedic worshipping rules

Apart from the mythological significances, the hanuman temple bears the relics of the prestigious ancient Hindu religious beliefs. Being one of the earliest temples of South India, the temple follows the Vedic rules of worship with utmost dedication. The Navagraha Gods are one of the significant deities of the temple. It is believed that the Navagraha gods are the beholders of all the positive and negative forces of an individual’s personal as well as professional life. To a great extent, all the major factors of the life cycle are in complete control of these deities.

Other sacred deities

This temple is not only famous for its mythological significance, but also important in terms of architecture. Apart from the gallant main tower gateway, the temple has quite a few other temples within the vicinity of the same area. Rather, the smaller temples are situated in the complex of the main one. Though the main deity of the temple is Lord Hanuman, there are smaller temples too. They are the holy abodes of Lord Rama, Vigneshwara, Brahmaraba sametha Lingeshwara, Nageshwara, Jagannath Venugopala Swamy as well as goddess Durga and Saraswati. Each of the deities symbolizes power, glory, truthfulness, education.

Famous pilgrimage place

Through ages, the karmanghat hanuman temple is successful in fascinating Hanuman devotees all over the world with its splendid legends of withstanding the power. The temple has fared quite well in the test of time against innumerable natural calamities. Local legends state that continuous worshipping Lord Anjaneya for consecutive 40 days will cure difficult diseases. Moreover, pilgrims who have a strong belief in the glory of Lord Anjaneya are blessed by healthy offspring. Every year, thousands of national and international pilgrims come to visit the temple in search of peace and salvation.

The prime festivities

Pilgrims will find a huge pond in the area of the temple, where they can immerse themselves in the holy water. Moreover, the temple has a gathering of innumerable people during special festivities like the Hanuman Jayanti, Sri Ramanavami, Karthika Pournami, Krishnashtami, Dasara, Nagapanchami as well as Shivaratri.

How To Reach

Arriving at the Hanuman temple at Karmanghat is not a tough task. Due to its prime location, the place is accessible through all the major means of transport and communication.

 

  • By Road: In case you want to take the roadways to arrive at the temple, you can rely on the reliable and frequent bus services of the city. You can board a bus from the Mahatma Gandhi Bus terminal of the Hyderabad city, which is 12 kilometers far from the bus terminal.
  • By air: now, this Hanuman temple is among the most famous hanuman temples in india. Therefore, a considerable number of international pilgrims come to pay respects to the holy shrines. The nearest airport to the temple is the Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Hyderabad. Overseas pilgrims will have to take a 15 km ride from the airport, to reach the temple.
  • By rail: Boarding a train is perhaps a wise decision to reach the temple premises in a short span of time. The temple is at a distance of a mere 5 kilometers from the Secunderabad Junction Train Station, which is the closest rail station to the temple.

Excellent transport facilities allow pilgrims from all parts of the country, and even abroad, to visit the temple.

 

Nearby Attractions

Apart from this temple, which is the major point of attraction for national and international pilgrims, there are some additional places around the temple, which you can pay a visit. The karmanghat hanuman temple timings will give you a flexible timing, both in the morning and the evening, so that you can plan your trip accordingly.

  • Shankeshwar temple: After visiting the Karmanghat temple, at anytime, in the morning from 6:00 am to 12 noon, you can head for the Shankeshwar temple, located near the Geetanjali Vidyalaya at a distance of 5.3 kilometers from Hyderabad. Moreover, the temple will also offer you a visit to nearby places of great historical significance. They are the Charminar, Birla Mandir, Konaseema and other areas.
  • Shri Venkateswara Swami Mandir: Located near the Red water tank of Sachivalay Nagar, Vanasthalipuram, is an important centre of sacred pilgrimage.
  • Shree Prasannanjaneya Swami Temple: Established in the 15th century, this temple essays historical magnificence by the Rayala dynasty. It is one of the most important and powerful Hanuman temples of the area, which also received patronage from the great ruler, Krishnadevaraya.
  • Bhavani Hatha Temple: Your entire trip will not be a grand success without paying a visit to the Bhavani Hatha temple located in proximity to the Hanuman temple. This temple is located amidst the splendid scenic beauty of the Kavri and Indrakeeladri hills.
  • Saroor Nagar Lake: Created as early as 1626, this lake bears the symbol of the area’s proud heritage. The Lake offers a scenic view of the sunset and has a park adjacent to it. This park is originally, a part of the Lake area, and offers a wide range of leisurely activities like boating as well environment education centers for the tourists.
  • Santoshi mata Temple: The main deity in this temple is Maa Santoshi, who symbolizes for affection, love, well-being and perseverance.

 

History Of Temple

You will find different legends and myths associated with this temple. It is regarded as one of the most powerful hanuman temples of India. According to the stories of the local legends, when Aurangzeb advanced to conquer Golconda, he was firstly resisted by a powerful force. Being a tough and atrocious ruler, Aurangzeb demanded to see the source of this force. At that moment, the entire place lightened up brightly, and a holy apparition of Lord Hanuman appeared. Aurangzeb and his forces were taken back.

The mythological background

As the famous legend states, this temple is quite significant in terms of mythological importance. King Prataprudra of the Kakatiya dynasty was on a hunting expedition when he got tired. Therefore, he decided to seek repose in the place known by the name of Lakshmipuram. It was at this particular time frame that he heard the roar of a lion. As he proceeded towards the direction of the roar, there were chants of Lord Rama’s name and not much far, there was a statue of Lord Hanuman. After paying his respects, he dreamt of the Lord and conceived the idea of constructing the temple.

Historical background of naming Karmanghat

The Hanuman deity in the main temple has a calm and tranquil appearance with its face as well as the temple painted in Vermillion. Moreover, there are popular legends and stories that state the main reasons instrumental in naming the place as Karmanghat. The Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, around 17th century sent his troops to Golconda, to permanently devastate the temple. At this point a divine voice ordered the ruler to strengthen the courage in his heart (Karo-Man-Ghat), in case he wants a direct entrance to the temple premises. Henceforth, the place has the title Karmanghat.