Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a famous Anjaneya Swamy Temple in Hyderabad. It is one of the oldest temples in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
The origin and the history of Karmanghat Hanuman Temple dates back to the 12th century. This temple was built by the Kakatiya king Prataparudra II in 1143 AD.
Significance of Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
The Temple which has over 8 centuries of history also has many miracles associated with. The word ‘Karmanghat’ evolved from a story at the time of Mughal emperors ruling India. The story dates back to the reign of Aurangzeb.
In the 17th century, after conquering Golconda fort, Aurangzeb sent his army to demolish the Hanuman Temple here. The army of Aurangzeb tried to enter into the temple but was pushed away by some strong force. Knowing this from his army, Aurangzeb himself came to destroy the temple. He too could not enter the temple.
Aurangzeb heard a voice saying ‘Karo Man Ghat’ (Make your heart stronger to get into this temple). When he challenged the voice, sparkling lights shined all over the temple and there appeared the form of the Lord. This is the beautiful miraculous story behind calling the area – Karmanghat.
Important Festivals at Karmanghat Temple
The important festivals that are celebrated in Karmanghat Temple are – Ugadi (Telugu New Year day), Hanuman Jayanti (Chaitra Pournami), Sri Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti (Vaishakha Masam), Shravana Masam, Vinayaka Chavithi (Ganesh Chaturthi), Devi Navaratri, Deepavali, Karthika Masam, Maha Shivaratri, etc..
Every Tuesday and Saturday are the busiest days in Karmanghat Temple.
Distances from major places in Hyderabad to Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
From Banjara Hills – 16 kms
From Jubilee Hills – 21 kms
From Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) – 20 kms
From Imliban Bus Station (CBS / MGBS) – 10 kms
From Secunderabad Railway Station – 17 kms
From Koti – 9 kms
From Hitech City – 24 kms
From Kukatpally – 26 kms