When it comes to exploring the spiritual side of India, Hyderabad is one city that has a lot to offer. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the urban chaos, there are serene and sacred spots that can transport you to a realm of peace and devotion. And one such place that we highly recommend is Karmanghat Hanuman Temple.
Located in the Karmanghat area, the southern part of Hyderabad, Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a renowned Hindu temple that is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the mighty monkey god who is revered as a symbol of strength, courage, and devotion. This temple has a rich history and is believed to be more than 875 years old, making it one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad.
As a local, I have visited Karmanghat Hanuman Temple numerous times, and each visit leaves me with a feeling of divine bliss and positivity. In this article, I would like to share my insights and experiences of this beautiful temple and guide you on a virtual tour that will make you fall in love with it.
About Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
The Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a popular and one of the oldest Hindu temples in Hyderabad. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is a popular pilgrimage site for devotees of the deity. The deity is also called Dhyana Anjaneya Swamy as the Lord here is sitting peacefully and meditating. Unlike other Hanuman temples, the idol here is just a bust of the Lord.
The temple is believed to date back to the 12th century and is said to be built by the Kakatiya Ruler Prataparudra in the year 1143. The temple is more than 875 years old.
The temple is located at Karmanghat, in the midst of a busy market, and is a popular spot for devotees and tourists alike.
The Legend of Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
In the 12th century, King Prataparudra of the Kakatiya Dynasty was hunting in the forest and heard a voice chanting Lord Rama’s name. He found that the voice was coming from an idol of Lord Hanuman.
He later had a dream where Lord Hanuman appeared and asked him to construct a temple around that idol and that’s how it’s believed that this temple came into existence.
There is another interesting legend about this temple.
In the 17th century, when the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb invaded the Golconda fort, he asked all his soldiers to demolish all the temples in the city. However, his soldiers were not able to demolish this temple because some invisible force kept stopping them.
Aurangazeb himself came to destroy the temple and was unable to enter the temple. he then heard a voice from the skies, “Oh Rajan, Karo Man Ghat – (Oh King, make your heart strong)” Karo (Make) Man (Heart) Ghat (Strong) and that’s how this place got its name, Karmanghat.
The temple complex also has other deities like Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, Lord Venugopala Swamy, Lord Jagannath, Goddess Saraswati, and Goddess Santoshimata.
A lot of marriages and vehicle pujas are conducted in this temple.
Every year, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi, a grand festival is held at the temple. Thousands of devotees throng to the temple to take part in the celebrations.
Expect a lot of crowd on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a hidden gem in Hyderabad that is waiting to be explored. Whether you are a devotee seeking spiritual solace or a tourist looking to experience the rich culture and heritage of India, this temple has something to offer everyone.
I hope that this article has given you a glimpse of the beauty and significance of Karmanghat Hanuman Temple and has inspired you to plan a visit. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. As they say, “Seek and ye shall find.” And when it comes to finding the essence of divinity, Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a treasure trove that is waiting to be discovered
On all days except Tuesdays and Saturdays
6 am to 12 noon
4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesdays and Saturdays,
5.30 am to 1 pm
4:30 pm to 9 pm
Sri Karmanghat Hanuman Temple,
Ranga Reddy District,
Telangana – 500079.
Q: Is photography allowed inside the temple complex?
A: Yes, photography is allowed inside the temple complex, but it is advisable to take permission from the authorities before clicking pictures.
Q: Are there any dress codes for visiting the temple?
A: There is no strict dress code, but it is advisable to dress modestly and avoid wearing revealing or inappropriate clothing.
Q: Is there any entry fee for visiting the temple?
A: No, there is no entry fee for visiting the temple, and it is open to all.
Q: Can non-Hindus visit Karmanghat Hanuman Temple?
A: Yes, the temple is open to people of all faiths and beliefs, and everyone is welcome to visit and seek blessings.