Sri Karmanghat Hanuman Temple in Hyderabad - History, Attractions and Photos

Sri Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a famous Lord Hanuman temple spreading over three acres land in Karmanghat area, near Sagar Ring Road, Hyderabad.

Karmanghat Hanuman Temple

Karmanghat Temple Info:

Primary Deity Lord Hanuman
Date Built 12th century A.D
Temple Architecture Vernacular Style
Locale Karmanghat
City Hyderabad
District Ranga Reddy
State Telangana
Country India
Pin Code 500079

Karmanghat is one of the ancient Hanuman temple in Hyderabad,Telangana.

Karmanghat Hanuman temple which was built in 12th century A.D was very famous among Hanuman devotees and it's one of the best tourist places that you should not miss when you visit Hyderabad next time.

Lord Hanuman in this temple is called 'Dhyana Anjaneya Swamy' as he would be seen sitting calm and blessing the devotees.

Kharmanghat Hanuman temple has a glorious history in the past and the Lord Hanuman himself saved the temple from being plundered or destroyed by the Emperor Aurangzeb of the Mughal Empire in 1679.

History of Kharmanghat Temple:

Eight and a half centuries old Hanuman temple was built by the famous Kakatiya ruler Prataparudra II around 1143 AD in Lakshmigudem which was now called as Karmanghat village.

While resting under a tree after hunting for a very long period, the Kakatiya ruler heard the chantings of Lord Rama and went in search of the voice in the dense jungle and found the Lord Hanuman idol in seated posture there.

He discovered that the divine voice is coming out from this idol [vigraha]. After paying respects to the Lord Hanuman, he returned to his capital city. During that night, Lord Hanuma given a vision to construct a temple at that place.

The king built the temple immediately and very well looked over by the successive rulers.

Karmanghat [karo man ghat]

There is an interesting story behind the temple getting its new name as Karmanghat [Karo man ghat].

Time passed very quickly and after 400 years, king Aurangzeb sent his armies to all corners of the country for the further expansion of his glorious Mughal Empire started by Babur.

After successfully conquering Golconda Fort, the king ordered his men to destroy this ancient and powerful Hanuman temple.

Mughal armies tried a lot to enter the temple, but they were pushed by some divine strong force. They cannot even come close to the compound wall.

When this shocking news was informed to the king, he himself decided to look into this matter and brought a crow bar with him to demolish the Karmanghat Hanuman temple.

Karmanghat Hanuman temple

Suddenly, he heard a thunder roaring voice from the heaven saying, "Hei Rajan Mandir todna hai to, pehle tum karo man ghat" which says, "If you want to enter this temple Rajan/king, then make your heart stronger".

After hearing this strange voice, the king's crow bar slipped from his hand and he left this place immediately shaking in fear.

Aurangzeb also saw lights emerging all around the temple and transformed into the form of Lord Hanuman.

As the years passsed very quickly, the name 'Karo Man Ghat' was slowly transformed to Karmanghat area. Devotees can perform a holy dip at the temple pond.

The temple Garbagruha Gopuram was constructed in the year 2003 and the first Gali Gopuram was built in the year 2007 and recently the first Raja Gopuram was constructed in the year 2017.

Also, a large Satyanarayana Swamy Vratha Mandapam was built in the year 1999.

Other Attractions in Karmanghat:

The temple has many other Gods and Goddesses idols in its premises like Vigneshwara Temple, Jagannadha Swamy, Durga mata Temple, Venugopala Swamy Temple, Navagrahas and brahmaraba sametha spatika lingeshwara.

Two tall Dwaja Sthambas are present in the temple premises which were earlier used as Deepa Sthambas and a pulley system was used to lift the oil lamps to the top of the Deepa Sthambas.

Karo Man Ghat

Festivals Celebrated at Karmanghat:

Many Hindu festivals like Hanuman Jayanti, Sri Rama Navami, Ugadi/Yugadi, Krishna Janmashtami and Maha Sivarathri are celebrated with great splendor in Karmanghat.

How to Reach Karmanghat Temple:

Karmanghat Hanuman temple is at a distance of around 10.2 km (17 mins) from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station and 16.4 km (28 mins) from Secunderabad Railway Station.

Karmanghat temple is at a distance of around 21 km (32 mins) from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

Karmanghat Temple Timings:

Karmanghat Hanuman temple is open for the devotees in the following timings-

Week Morning Evening
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tue and Sat 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Note: Temple timings may change in the future. The above table is given as a reference purpose only.

Nearby Famous Temples in Hyderabad:

  1. Jagadgiri GuttaSalasar Hanumanji Temple
  2. Tadbund Hanuman Temple
  3. Sanghi Temple
  4. Peddamma Temple
  5. Keesaragutta Temple
  6. Chilkur Balaji Temple
  7. Skandagiri Temple

Karmanghat Temple Route Map:

Karmanghat Hanuman Devastanam Temple Location:

Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is located at Karmanghat village closer to Sagar Ring Road towards Chandrayanagutta. The Hanuman temple comes under Saroornagar Mandal, Ranga Reddy District.

Contact Info:

Inner Ring Road,
Padma Nagar Colony,
Champapet, Hyderabad,
Pincode: 500079

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1 comment:

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