Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy
Manyamkonda is one among the places of religious importance in Mahbubnagar district. As the place was originally a thick forest and the hill on which Lord Venkateswara established himself was in the heart of the forest, this place is called 'Mannemkonda' ('Mannem' is forest and 'Konda' is hill), 'Manyamkonda' and 'Mannemkonda'.
The most important place of attraction in the village is the shrine of Lakshmi Venkateswara on a hill 915m high at a distance of 2 km from the village. Against the back wall appears the idol of Lord Venkateswara Swamy claimed by devotees to be 'self-manifested' resembling the idol at Tirupati.
The shrine at a height of 915 m which is 500 years old making the visit to the temple is blissful one.
During the past, it is said that ancient saints like Narasimha Yogi, Kasirayalu, Ettepu Ramayogi, Veerappaiah, Yanumaddhasu have meditated here and hence this place was called as Munulakonda (Munulu means Saints and Konda means hill) and later as days passed by it has been referred as Mannemkonda or Manyamkonda.
The temple is located in a cave here which is inclined and settled on top of three hills. Main Deity here is Lord Venkateshwara Swamy and this place is also known as Harihara Kshetra.
It is ideal to visit the temple during the time of ‘Jathara’ which is celebrated every year during the months of January and February. Usually the festival is held on the day of ‘Maha Purnima’. This place is also well called as ‘Palamoor Tirupathi’.
A guesthouse is present on the top of the hill. Devotees can stay at Mahabubnagar city (18km) which have good hotels and lodges.
This temple is located near the Manyamkonda Bus stop on Raichur-Mahabubnagar National Highway. 3.3 km is the distance to reach the temple. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation buses ply frequently yo Manyamkonda Temple. One can also find many private vehicles from Mahabubnagar town to the temple.
Manyamkonda Railway is the nearest railway station which is 7.8 km. Devarakadra station is just 9.1 km. If coming by air Hyderabad International Airport is the nearest airport (109 km).
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