Wednesday, 12 December 2012

famous temples a round hyderabad

 Birla Mandir : Birla Mandir is one of the famous temple in Hyderabad,   Located near Secretariat & Ravindra Bharati, Opp : Reserve Bank of India. Timings To visit Birla Mandir : 7am to 12pm and 2pm to 9pm. Birla Mandir is located on top of a Hill. This temple was constructed by Birlas.  The idol in Birla Mandir temple is a replica of the one at the famous Tirumala Tirupati Temple God and was completed by the Birlas in 1976. The temple offers a panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundrabad. The main idol in the temple is an 11 foot tall statue of Lord Venkateswara which is sculpted from black granite, specially mined and brought from Phirangipuram in Guntur district. This famous temple in Hyderabad is constrcted Mostly by Marble Stone. Scenes from Mahabharath and Ramayana are finely sculpted in the marble. Photographyis not allowed in this temple. So visit this temple when you make a tour to Hyderabad.

Chilkur Balaji Temple : Located at Chilkur in Moinabad mandal. Around 23 km from Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad. Chilkur temple god  sri  venkateshwara is also famous as Visa Balaji . Chilkur Balaji temple is famous as number of devotees who wished to go to Abroad got there wishes filfilled after visiting this temple. It is customary to encircle chilkur balaji temple (known as Pradakshina) eleven times and pray to God for a specific wish. Once this wish comes true, the Devotee has to visit again and perform 108 Pradakshinas. This is one of the very few temples in India which does not accept monetary donations in a Hundi and therefore does not fall under the purview of endowments department of Government. Chilkut balaji temple circulates a monthly magazine “Vak” which means Speech (Of GOD), nominally priced at Rs 5.00 only. This magazine is the only source of Temple Income.

Yadagiri Gutta Temple: Yadagiri Gutta temple is the famous temple located near Hyderabad. This temple enshrines Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami as the central deity. Temple fair is held between months of March and April every year.

Transport:Yadagirigutta is about 60 km (approx. 38 miles) from Hyderabad and is well connected by Rail and Road.The nearest airport is Hyderabad. There are number of buses from Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of the state to Yadagirigutta.The nearest Railway station is Raigiri (about 3 km) where we can catch passenger trains. After alighting at Raigiri, one can take an auto rickshaw or Tanga.
The nearest railway stations for Express trains are Bhongir (14 KM) & Aler (14 KM) where you can get the express trains towards Vijaywada, Nagpur & Hyderabad.

ISKCON Temple: ISKCON Temple is located at nampally in Hyderabad. This temple is famous for Lord Krishna and crowded on Krishnastami as thousands of devotees visit this temple on that day. This famous temple is constructed by the ISKCON organization. Other deities of this temple are Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Jagannatha Baladeva-Subhadra, and Sri Radha Madana-Mohana.

Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Devalayam, Skandagiri:
Located at Padma Rao Nagar, also called "Skandagiri Temple", about 2 km from Secuderabad Railway Station. The word "Skanda Giri" means The Hill of Lord Skanda, another name of Lord Subrahmanya. Lord Subrahmanya is presiding Deity accompanied by Sri Valli and Sri Devasena. The 
other important sannadhis are Lord Sundara Vinayagar (Maha Ganapathy), Sri Ekambareshwarar (Lord 
Shiva) accompanied by Mother Goddess Kamakshi, Sri Varadharaja Perumal with Goddess Sridevi & Sri Bhudevi, Goddess Jaya Durga and Navagrahas.

Lord Hanuman Temple, Karmanghat:
This temple is located at Karmanghat, closer to Sagar Ring Road. This temple is famous for Lord Hanuman. It is also said to be one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad city. It was built in 11th century A.D (approx 1143 A.D). The temple's name: "Kar Man Ghath" literally means "Make your Heart Strong". The whole temple area is about half an acre, which includes temples of other deities as well. It is said that any wish with devotion has always come true at Karmanghat temple.

Shakti temples in Hyderabad :    (Peddamma temple (Goddess Durga) located at Jubilee Hills, Goddess Yellamma  Temple (Renuka) at Balkampet near S.r.nagar, Goddess Mahakali Temple (similar to Mahakali of Ujjain) at Secunderabad, Goddess Chamundeshwari at Siddhipet near Medak , (this deity holds 18 hands and matches the dhyana sloka of Mahalakshmi of Madhyama Charita of Sri Chandi and is similar to the idol of Ashtadasha Bhuja Mahalakshmi of Dharmapuri Adhinam), Goddess  Vanadurga at West Marredpally of Secunderabad, Goddess Pratyangira at Dilsukhnagar

Ujjaini Mahankali Temple:    This temple is located at Mahankali Street, Ramgopal pet near Paradise, secunderabad.  This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The original idol was a wooden statue later replaced with a marble statue and re-consecrated in 1964. Best time to visit this temple is during BONALU festival.

list of temples

The list of Temples located in Hyderabad

Birla Mandir
Shyam Temple
Chilkur Balaji Temple
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
Kesari hanuman Temple
Peddamma Temple
Ranganatha Swami Temple
Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Devalayam, Skandagiri
Akkanna Madanna Temple
Ujjaini Mahankali Temple(200 years old)
Sanghi Temple
Ashtalakshmi Temple, Hyderabad
Katta Maisamma temple
Balkampet Yellamma temple
Sri Ranganatha Temple (375 Yrs Old)

Friday, 23 November 2012


Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It occupies 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) on the banks of the Musi River on the Deccan Plateau in southern India. The population of the city is 6.8 million and that of its metropolitan area is 7.75 million, making it India's fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban agglomeration. The Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was expanded in 2007 to form the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Hyderabad experiences substantial pollution and other logistical and socio-economic problems.

A well-lit structure with four minarets, and dark night-sky in the background

Hyderabad was established in 1591 CE by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. It remained under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty until 1687, when Mughal emperor Aurangzeb conquered the region and the city became part of the Deccan province of the Mughal empire. In 1724 Asif Jah I, a Mughal viceroy, declared his sovereignty and formed the Asif Jahi dynasty, also known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Nizams ruled the princely state of Hyderabad for more than two centuries, in a subsidiary alliance with the British Raj. The city remained the princely state's capital from 1769 to 1948, when the Nizam signed an Instrument of Accession with the Indian Union at the conclusion of Operation Polo. The 1956 States Reorganisation Act created the modern state of Andhra Pradesh, with Hyderabad as its capital. Since 1969, Hyderabad has been a major center of the Telangana movement, which demands that the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh should be made a separate state.

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