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Karmanghat Hanuman Temple Hyderabad

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Karmanghat Hanuman Temple Hyderabad – More than 850 years old Temple

Hyderabad is home to many ancient and important Hindu temples and Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is one among them.

One of the oldest temples of India, the Karmanghat Hanuman Temple was built in 1143 AD (approximately). Legend has it that once when the Kakatiya king, Pratapudra II went hunting into the forest and got lost, he heard the roar of a tiger. He looked a bit to hunt it, but could not find it. A while later, he heard the chant of ‘Sri Ram’. Wondering who could a Ram devotee be in this dense forest, he ventured deeper and found an idol of Hanuman in a posture of meditation. He prostrated to the Lord and found his way back to his fort. The same night, Lord Rama appeared in his dream and instructed Pratapudra to construct a temple at the place he’d found the idol. Immediately, the work on temple started. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, a devout follower of Lord Rama. Since the idol that Pratapudra found was of Hanuman in the posture of meditation, the temple is also commonly known as ‘Dhyan Anjaneya Swami Temple’ where ‘dhyan’ means meditation and Anjaneya is another name for Hanuman.

Over time, other smaller shrines came into existence around the main shrine. The Kakatiya kings made these shrines dedicated to Lord Rama, Ma Durga, Ma Saraswati, Jagannatha, Nageshwara, Lord Shiva, Vigneshwara, Venugopala Swamy, and the Navagrahas etc. Ma Durga is much revered as she is considered to be the Shakti, the mother of the Universe. The Navagrahas- the nine planets, are considered the controllers of man’s destiny and are sincerely worshipped. Lord Shiva also draws many followers here. Continuous worship of 40 days cures illnesses, they say. It is also said that ladies who pray to Dhyan Anjaneya are blessed with healthy children.

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Another interesting story attached to the temple, which gives it half of its name ‘Karmanghat’ comes from the time of Aurangzeb. When Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was on the spree of destroying Hindu temples across the country, he sent his men to this Hanuman temple too. But by some mystical force, the men could not enter the temple. When this was reported to the ruler, he flew into a rage and came down himself to destroy Dhyan Anjaneya Swami Mandir. Like his men, he was unable to enter the temple too and there came a voice from inside the complex which said ‘If you want to enter the temple, you must make your heart stronger (kar-man-ghat)”. The crowbar is Aurangzeb’s hand slipped and he made a hasty retreat. That’s how the temple is now known as Karmanghat Hanuman Temple.

Through several centuries, the Karmanghat Hanuman Temple has stood the test of natural calamities and religious fanatics. Hanuman followers across the globe have utmost faith in the temple and it draws thousands of people every day. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is especially famous for its Hanuman Jayanti and Shivratri celebrations.

The temple is spread over 3 acres and is painted in the colour characteristic of Hanuman-vermillion. There’s a pond in the complex where devotees take a dip. For Rs. 10, you can get Prasad like Laddu, Vada, Pulihara etc.

Karmanghat Hanuman Temple Hyderabad
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– 16 Kms from Secunderabad Railway Station (60-70 min drive)
– 9 Kms from MGBS Bus Stop, Hyderabad ( 30-40 min drive)

Public Transport to Karmanghat Hanuman Temple:
– Buses from Secunderabad – 90L2, 8A-158M-104R, 40-277, 40-104R, 104J, etc.
– Buses from MGBS Bus Stop, Hyderabad – 72L-104A, 104A, 72V-104R, 1Y-277, 1Y-104R, 203A, 104R, 277
– Nearest MMTS station is Malakpet MMTS Station. 7Km far from Karmanghat Hanuman Temple

Location: Karmanghat, Close to Sagar Ring Road, Hyderabad.

Food Facilities: Plenty of hotels and food stalls available in Hyderabad.

Temple Timings:
– Daily 6:00 AM to 12:00PM and 4:00 to 8:00PM.
– On Tuesdays and Saturdays – 5:30 AM to 1.00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Nearby Tourist Attractions:
– Kosagundla Lakshmi Narashimaswamy Temple
– Ashta Lakshmi Temple

Address: Inner Ring Rd, Padma Nagar Colony, Opp Chandra Gardens, Saroor Nagar Mandal, Karmanghat, Hyderabad 500079

Contact Number: 040-24073141

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