Karmanghat Hanuman Devastanam
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a very popular temple located at Karmanghat, on the way to Sagar road. This temple dedicated to the Pawan Putra Hanuman, the greatest devotee of Lord Shri Ram is one of the oldest temples in the state capital Hyderabad.
This famous Karmanghat Hanuman Temple was constructed in the 12th century A.D (1143 AD approximately) in Lakshmigudem which was now called as Karmanghat village. According to the legend, when a famous Kakatiya ruler Prataparudra II who was hunting after some time in the forest, felt tired and sat down to take rest under a tree. While resting, the king heard someone chanting the name of Lord Rama, the king got interested and went around trying to find who it was and as he walked further deep into the forest, he discovered an idol of Lord Hanuman. The stone idol was in a sitting posture and the voice was coming from within the vigraham. Having paid his respects, the humble king returned to his capital, and that very night, Lord Hanuman appeared in his dream and asked the king to construct a temple.
The Karmanghat Temple was constructed immediately and the succeeding kings of the Kakatiya dynasty ruled it well. Some 400 years later, Aurangzeb had ordered his armies to each and every corner of the country to destroy all Hindus temples. At this temple, Aurangazeb's mighty armies could not even enter near the compound wall. After learning this, Aurangzeb, himself went there to wipe out the temple with a with a crow bar in his hand. When he reached the temple premises, he heard a deafening roar rumbling and the instrument slipped from his hands as fear overwhelmed him. Then he heard a thundering voice from the heavens saying "Mandir todna hai raja, to kar maan ghat" which means, oh king, if you want to destroy this temple, then make your heart strong. The place got its name kar-man-ghat, after the voice from the heavens. And to this day, the main deity Lord Anjaneya sits in the temple peacefully meditating and bestows his blessing to his devotees, as Dhyana Anjaneya Swamy.
The temple has many other Gods and Goddesses idols in its premises like Vigneshwara Temple, Jagannadha Swamy, Durga mata Temple, Venugopala Swamy Temple, Navagrahas and brahmaraba sametha spatika lingeshwara.
Best Budeget, Middle level and Star hotels are available in Hyderabad city for the accommodation. Quick accessibility from all parts of the Hyderabad city by bus to reach the temple.
Many Hindu festivals like Hanuman Jayanti, Sri Rama Navami, Ugadi/Yugadi, Krishna Janmashtami and Maha Sivarathri are celebrated with great splendor in Karmanghat.
This temple is just 7.6 kms from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station(MGBS), Hyderabad.
Secunderabad Railway Station is 14.6 km, Kachiguda Railway Station is 8.8 km and Nampally Railway Station is 11.2 km from the temple. Malakpet MMTS Station is just 7.5 km.
City Buses, Autos and Cabs are available from the bus stand and railway stations.
Hyderabad International Airport, Shamshabad is the nearest airport to this temple which is just 22km.
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