Ganesh Temple near Secunderabad Railway station is one of the popular Ganesha temples in Telangana. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Ganesha. The temple and the idol have great history. The idol of Ganesh was found in a well in the year 1824. ‘Vigraha Prathishta’ (installation of idol) was performed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya of Kanchi Peetam.
Ganesh temple was built according to Agama Shastras and with beautiful architectural values. There are beautiful icons of Sri Valli Devasena Sametha Subramanya swamy and Anjaneya swamy in the temple.
Sankashtahara Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated monthly vratham in the temple. Large number of devotees visits the Ganesh temple on Tuesday and Friday.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganapathi Navarathri, Mahashivaratri, Devi Sharan Navarathri, and Ugadi are the important festivals celebrated with utmost fervor in Secunderabad Ganesh temple.
History of Ganesh Temple, Secunderabad
Historians opine that the idol of Lord Sri Ganesh with one right hand on his right thigh and another holding the Ankusham and one left hand holding the trunk and another holding Damarakam draped with Nagumpamu (holy Snake) was discovered in the year 1824 AD by the Madras Regiment Sepoys while they were digging a well. It is a very rare visual of Lord Ganesha. In fact it is the only one of its kind in the world and this is the only other temple after Kanipakam Ganapati Devasthanam where Lord Ganesha found his abode in a well.
With great devotion, the Sepoys consecrated the idol and installed it in an architecturally marvelous temple, built according to Agama Sastras. This temple is now acclaimed as one of the premier temples in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, as well as in Telangana state, enthralling the devotees with its rare spiritual ambiance.