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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hanuman Temple, Karmanghat, Hyderabad,India

Hanuman Temple, Karmanghat

  • Destination: Hyderabad
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is located at Karmanghat in Hyderabad. It is one of the oldest temples of Hyderabad. It was constructed in the year 1143 AD (approximately). The temple is spread across 3 acres of land and is painted in the colour characteristic of Hanuman-vermillion. There’s a pond in the complex where devotees take a dip.
As per a legend, the Kakatiya king, Pratapudra II went for 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. After some time, he heard the chant of ‘Sri Ram’. Thinking that who could be Ram devotee in this dense forest, he went into deeper and found an idol of Hanuman in a posture of meditation. He prostrated to the Lord and went back to his fort. The same night, Lord Rama appeared in his dream and said Pratapudra to construct a temple at the place he did found the idol. Then Pratarudra constructed a temple for Lord Hanuman who was in the posture of meditation. As the Lord Hanuman was in the posture of meditation and is called as ‘Dhyan Anjaneya Swami Temple’. Where ‘Dhyan’ means meditation and Anjaneya is another name for Hanuman. This temple is famous as Karmanghat because once the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was on the spree of destroying Hindu temples across the country; few of his men come to destroy this temple also. Because of some mystical force, the men could not enter the temple. This news was said to Aurangzeb; he also came to the temple for destroying Dhyan Anjaneya Swami Mandir. He was also occurred with the same situation as his men and a voice came from inside of the complex which said that ‘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.
The temple is also hosted by many other 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.

Distance to Karamanghat Hanuman Temple:

16 Kilometres from Secunderabad Railway Station (60-70 min drive)
9 Kilometres 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

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

ISKON Temple, Hyderabad ,India

ISKON Temple

  • Destination: Hyderabad
ISKON Temple is located at Nampally in Hyderabad. Lord Krishna is the main god of this temple and also other gods are hosted in the temple they are Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Jagannatha Baladeva-Subhadra, and Sri Radha Madana-Mohana. This temple is constructed by the ISKCON organization as one of the branch in Hyderabad.
Srila Prabhupada has eastablished the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The other name of Srila Prabhupada is Abhay Caranarvinda Bhaktivedanta Swami was born in the year 1896 on September 1st in an orthodox Vaishnava family in Calcutta, India. Srila Prabhupada built 108 temples all over the world and spread the transidental knowledge of the Vedas in different languages. Srila Prabhupada wrote and published many books his famous books are “Bhagwat Gita As It Is” (World Record), “Srimad Bhagwatam” (Set of 18 Vol.), “Purna Purushottam SRI KRISHNA”, “Nector of Intructions”, “Nector of Devotion”, “Sri Ishopanishad” and many more. He started a magazine “Back To Godhead” in 1944 and now onwards it is spreading like anything. At present there are more than 1000 temples & 4000 centres all of over the world and it is feeding more than 2,00,000 students per day with Krishna prasad free of cost and Providing free education on “Bhagwat Gita & Other scriptures”. It is also spreading the Holy Names of Lord (Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare) by Mantra Meditation. Regularly conducting Mahanagar Sankirtan and Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra every year, Celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Gour Pournima, Narsimha Caturdashi, Nityanand Triyodashi, Ram Navami, Balram Jayanti and other festivals every year and the regularly happening Sunday Feast program.
In the temple there are different programmes conducted daily and special programmes are conducted on Sundays. . Bhakti Vrksha facilitates devotees to get personal attention and guidance on how to exercise bhakti yogas and sustain good association.
Devotees regularly visit this temple daily and on the day of Krishnashtami heavy crowd will be seen in the temple. The temple is under high security of police and metal detectors are also used at the gateways as part of security. This place has become the main temple of Hyderabad and is visited by many people and also considered as one of the tourist attractions of Hyderabad.


4:30 – 5:15 am : Mangala Arati
5:15 – 6:45 am : Japa Meditation
6:45 – 7:30 am : Nagar Sankirtan
7:30 – 7:45 am : Sringar Arati
7:45 – 8:15 am : Srila Prabhupad Guru puja
8:15 – 9:00 am : Srimad Bhagavatam Class
7:00 – 8:00 pm : Sandhya Arati
8:30 – 8:45 pm : Sayana Arati
10:30 – 12:30 pm : Sunday Children School
12:30 – 1:00 pm : Raj Bhoga Arati
1:00 – 2:30 pm : Lecture on Bhagavad Gita (Telugu/Hindi)
2:30 – 3:30 pm : Prasadam feast
5:30 – 7:00 pm : Youth Program
7:00 – 8:00 pm : Special Sandhya Arati
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Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad,India

Ramakrishna Math

  • Destination: Hyderabad
Ramakrishna Math located at Domalguda, behind Tank Bund in Hyderabad was constructed by one of the disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa in the year 1974. Ramakrishna Math was established by Swami Vivekananda in the memory of his guru ‘Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’ in the year 1898 in Beluru, Karnataka and the Ramakrishna Math in Hyderabad is a part and one of the branches of ‘Ramakrishna Mission’.
There are different departments in the Ramakrishna Math which include Ramakrishna Universal temple, VIOL (Vivekananda Institute of Languages), Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Vivekananda Health Centre, Vivekananda Library, Gita Darshan (an audio-visual museum on the Gita), Art Gallery, Telugu Publication Department, Book Stall and Sharada Vanam.
All these departments actively participate for the society without expecting any profit from the people whom they serve. Regular activities of the math are teaching of foreign languages, personality development programs, feeding the poor, education for economically backward children, mobile hospital, health centre, library, relief and rehabilitation of the victims of natural calamities, etc. All these activities are either offered for free or for nominal fee.

Other Details:

Different departments have various timings and those will be updated in Official website of Ramakrishna math.
No Fee is Required.