Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple– The Karimnagar Temple Dedicated to Lord Hanuman
Set in the scenic locales of Kondagattu, 35 km away from Karimnagar, the Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple (also called as Kondagattu Hanuman Temple) affords a beautiful vista. Ornately adorned and backed by a rich history the temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Hanuman (Anjaneya Swamy). The temple is among the frequently visited places in Karimnagar Tourism itinerary. Also the Temple is one of the ancient Temples of Telangana and Karimnagar. Telangana history abounds in legends and anecdotes. One such legend is also associated with the Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple Kodagattu. It is believed that around 300 years ago a group of shepherds led by Singala Swamiji discovered the statue of Lord Anjaneya. Later with the help of his shepherd mates, Singala Swamiji built a temple for the lord. This Kondagattu Hanuman Temple however found its present shape in the hands of Krishna Rao Deshmukh who renovated and restored the temple structure.
The Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple is a revered site in Telangana region. It is believed that if a woman prays at the temple for 40 days, she will surely be blessed with a child. Faith has its own charm and the Telangana people have woven this into their daily life intricately. So much so that any woman desiring a child will definitely come to this ancient temple in Karimnagar to seek the blessings of their revered lord and get their wishes fulfilled. This temple is popularly called as ‘Kondagattu Anjanna Temple’. There is a Dharmagundam (holy water tank) where devotees take bath. The ancient Kondagattu hanuman temple always gets packed with Hanuman devotees to its full capacity during Haunamn Jayanthi. The view of saffron colored dresses of devotees at Kondagattu during Hanuman Jayanthi is a delight to eyes. Generally many of Telangana Youth perform ‘Hanuman Deeksha Mala’ for a period of 41 days during Hanuman Jayanthi and visit Kondagattu Hanuman Temple by walk (Padayatra). The Hanuman Deeksha Mala gets over on the day of Hanuman Jayanthi. It is beleived that more than 4 lakh people visit this Temple during Hanuman Jayanthi.
The Sri Anjaneya Temple is bedecked with sculptures of Gods and Goddesses on its facades and walls. The 16-pillared porch that graces the entrance of the temple precedes the three graceful inner chambers that house the three presiding deities Lord Sri Venkateshwara, Lord Sri Anjaneya, and Goddess Lakshmidevi. The grace and beauty of Telangana temples is captured in the structure of the Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple as well. It stands as a proud edifice of the Telangana history and culture bearing testimony to its glorious past. Special Attractions: Hanuman Jayanthi Celebrations
Nearby by Tourist Attractions: – Kondalaraya Fort – Bojjapotana caves – Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Entry Fee to Kondagattu Hanuman Temple : This ancient temple of Karimnagar does not charge visitors any entry fee. However, devotees wishing to offer special prayers need to bear the cost. The rates for individual prayer sessions vary. Specialty of the place: As devotees approach the Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple they are greeted by the huge larger than life statue of Lord Anjaneya crowning the temple. It does afford an awe-inspiring view. Stairs have been provided to help visitors go up to view the statue from close quarters.
Kondagattu Hanuman Temple Timings: The temple premises remains open from 4.00 am to 8.30 pm. The Vahana Pooja is held everyday from 7.00 am in the morning and continues till 8.30 pm in the evening. Distance to Hanuman Temple Kondagattu: – Distance from Karimnagar to Kondagattu is 35 Kms – Distance from Hyderabad to Kondagattu is 210 Kms – Distance from Warangal to Kondagattu is 150 Kms – Distance from Nizamabad to Kondagattu is 114 Kms Where to stay: – The Hotel Srinath Residency in Kondaguttu is a good place to stay while visiting the area. The hotel provides comfortable and luxurious accommodations along with all modern amenities at affordable rates. – One can also stay at Karimanagar and visit Kondagattu Hanuman Temple. Karimnagar provides a range of hotels, guest houses, lodges and tourist rest houses which provide comfortable accommodations for tourists. The accommodation facilities fit into every budget and are strategically located in order to provide tourists access to their preferred place of visit in Karimnagar. Some of the Good Hotels in Karimnagar are: – Swetha Inn – Ph 9676100333 – Hotel Manair – Ph 0878 2245879 – Srinivasa Hotel – Ph: 0878 2243201 – Hotel Kalpana – Ph 0878 650 3985 – Hotel Prathima Residency – Ph 0878 2233666 How to reach: – Buses ply from Karimnagar, Asifgarh, Jagityal and Sirsilla. One can easily reach these places from all the major cities of Telangana. – Buses plying from Sirsilla travel through Vemulwada and provide tourists with the opportunity to visit the Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple, another important site in Telangana Tourism. Nearest Railway Station: This ancient Telangana temple can be accessed easily by train from the Karimnagar railway station. Useful Contact Numbers: – Anjaneya Swamy Temple Office – 0091 8724 271239 – Karimnagar District Tourism Officers – 09440816070 – State Tourism Department: 040-23450444