The Karmanghat temple is the oldest and popular Hindu Temple of Hanuman in Hyderabad, Telangana. The main deity is Lord Hanuman. The other deities of Karmanghat Temple are Lord Rama, Lord Shiva, Goddess Saraswathi, Goddess Durga, Goddess Santoshimata, Lord Venugopala Swamy, and Lord Jagannath in the temple. The temple is located in Karmanghat which is near to Nagarjuna Sagar Ring Road. The Karmanghat temple is popular in Hyderabad. The devotees come from different regions on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Annadanam is provided on all days of the week for the poor and needy. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, annadanam is provided to all the devotees.
History of Karmanghat Temple
The Karmanghat Temple was built in the 12th Century AD. A Kakatiya King went to hunting in a forest. He felt tired and took rest under a tree. While he was resting, he heard the chanting of Lord Rama. The king went into the forest to find where the voice was coming. After walking deep into the forest he found an idol of Lord Hanuman in sitting posture and the voice is coming from the Stone idol. The King paid his respect and left for his capital. The same night Lord Hanuman appeared in his dream and asked him to construct a temple. The king constructed the temple and all the kings after, ruled it well.
After 400 years, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb ordered his armies to demolish the Hindu Temples all over the Country. The armies could not even enter near the compound wall of the temple. Aurangzeb after hearing this came with his crowbar in his hand to destroy the temple. He reached the temple premises and heard a continuous roaring sound; The king slipped his crowbar in fear. He heard a thundering voice from the heavens saying “Mandir thodna hai raja, tho kar man ghat”, means if you want to destroy the temple make your heart stone. Which is why the place got the name Karmanghat. To this day Lord Anjaneya sits peacefully meditating and blessing devotees. Hanuman here is called Dhyana Anjaneya Swamy.
Karmanghat Temple Timings
- Karmanghat temple timings from 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM on all the days except Tuesday and Saturday’s.
- On Tuesdays and Saturdays, the temple opens at 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
- Daily the devotees perform Archana’s, Harathis, Abhishekams for Lord Hanuman.
Festivals Celebrated at Temple
The major festivals celebrated in Karmanghat Hanuman temple are Sree Rama Navami & Hanuman Jayanthi. The temple celebrates festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Dussera, Deepavali, and Karthika Pournima. The Karmanghat Hanuman temple is one of the most crowded temples of Hyderabad. Many people have felt the divine presence of Lord Hanuman here. A lot of pomp and splendor saw among the people who come to the temple.
The Karmanghat Hanuman temple is located in Hyderabad city, so the devotees can accommodate themselves in Hyderabad. There are a number of lodges, restaurants, and hotels available for accommodation.
Karmanghat Temple Address
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple Address
Inner Ring Road, Padma Nagar Colony,