Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy
Sri Anjaneya Swamy
Beechupally have famous temple of god Hanuman (Anjaneya Swamy) in Wanaparthy district of Telangana. The temple is located 200 yards away from the National Highway road. The famous shrine is situated on the banks of Krishna river while there is a Shiva lingam near the river. During peak monsoon, the raging waters touch the Shiva lingam temple. Here a Lord Rama temple was constructed in 1992.
The shrine development is boosted by the fact that national highway (NH7) passes through the village. A road bridge constructed here in 1950s helped in booming trade between Telangana and Rayalaseema regions and is considered one of the first and vital connections between south India and central/north India.
History of Temple
During Fifteenth centaury the Rajaguru of Sri Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagar dynasty ‘Sri Vyasaraja’ happens to pass through this holy place. He along with his disciples camped at this place for some time and the Sri Guru felt the holiness of this place. He thought it would be suitable place to install a Sri Hanuman idol at this holy place.
Sri Vyasaraja wanted to transform his thought to practice and then made a beautiful idol of Sri Anjaneya. At the time he was leaving this place he thought about a question in his mind that who should be performing pooja to deity once he left that place. That night in his dream Lord Sri Anjaneya appeared and gave him the solution for this. The Deity of Lord Sri Anjaneya was installed by Sri Vyasaraja on an auspicious day. The next morning by the time he wakes up from sleep he saw a young tribal boy offering prayers to Lord Anjaneya installed by him. That young tribal boy name is ‘Beechupally’. Vyasaraja nominated that small young boy of Boya Tribe as archaka for this temple. From then onwards he became Archaka for that temple. Even today the people belonging to this tribe are nominated as archakas for this Anjaneyaswamy Temple. Lord here is called as ‘Beechupally Rayudu’.
Why the place is named Beechupally
Lord Anjaneya had ordained Sri Vyasaraja that the first person who offers prayer next day of installation should to nominated as archaka of the deity here. As instructed by Lord Anjaneya, Sri Vyasaraja nominated the young boy named ‘Beechupally’ belonging to ‘Boya’ tribe as Archaka of the Lord Anjaneya from then on. From then onwards he became the Archaka and till today persons belonging to Boya Tribe are the archakas of the temple. The village itself was named ’Beechupally’ after the first Boya tribe Archaka, and the Lord as 'Beechupally rayudu'.
Temple for Beechupally rayudu
A small shrine was built about two hundred years ago by Gadwal kings. A Siva temple was also built in the premises, during the same period.
This temple have several ghats for the purpose of Krishna Pushkara snanam, which falls once in every 12 years.
Akupuja and Panchamrut abishekaham are conducted daily and is very popular among the devotees. Hanuman jayanthi in the month of Margasira and Narasimha Jayanti in Visakha are celebrated in this kshetra in grand manner.
Haritha Hotel, Gadwal is the nearby destination for quality food. There are many dhabas and restaurants dotting the national highway.
It is located at a distance of nearly 150 km from Hyderabad and accessible through national highway 7 from Hyderabad to Bangalore. TSRTC & APSRTC Buses runs on this highway regularly. The temple is located adjacent to the national highway.
Gadwal Station(18.7 km)and Kurnool Station(46.1 km) are the nearest Railways stations. From there buses and private transport is available to reach this temple.
The nearest airport to the Temple is Hyderabad International Airport which is 153 km from here.
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