Karmanghat Hanuman Temple – Overview
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is located in Hyderabad, Telangana. This is a Hindu temple. This is one of the ancient and famous temples of Lord Hanuman. This temple was built in the 12th century. This temple was built by King Pratap Rudra II of the Kakatiya dynasty. It is believed that Lord Hanuman appeared in the king’s dream and asked him to build a temple.
A historical story is also attached to the construction of this temple. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Hanuman and the temple complex houses other deities as well. The temple is very popular among the devotees in Hyderabad.
History of this Temple
Once a king went to the forest to hunt, whose name was Raja Pratap Rudra. The king was tired of hunting in the forest so he was resting under a tree. Only then the king heard the chanting of Lord Rama’s name.
The king went to the place from where the sound of chanting the name of Ram was coming. The king was surprised that in the middle of such a dense forest, he saw a stone idol of Lord Hanuman from which the sound of chanting the name Raj was coming. The king authenticated the idol of Lord Hanuman and returned to his kingdom.
In his night Lord Hanuman appeared to the king in his dream and asked him to build a temple. The king had built the Hanuman temple. This temple of Hanuman ji meditating on Shriram was named ‘Dhyananjaneya Swami’ temple. About 400 years later, Aurangzeb sent his armies to all corners of the country to further expand the Mughal Empire.
As Aurangzeb went to the temple premises, he heard a deafening roar like thunder, Aurangzeb was so scared of the sound and the iron rod slipped from his hand. Then Aurangzeb heard a voice in the sky, ‘mandir todna h, Rajan, kar man ghat’. Which translates to ‘If you want to break the temple, harden your heart, O King’, due to which this temple got its name Karmanghat Hanuman Temple.
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple timings
Karmanghat Hanuman Temple open from 05.30 am to 01:00 pm and from 04:30 pm to 09:00 pm on Tuesday and Saturday and open from Morning 06:00 to 12 noon and Evening 04:30 to 08:30 rest of the day.
|Days||Temple Darshan Session||Darshan Timings|
|All Days Except Tue & Sat||Temple Opening Timing||06:00|
|All Days Except Tue & Sat||Morning Darshan Timings||06:00 to 12:00|
|All Days Except Tue & Sat||Temple Break Timings||12:00 to 16:30|
|All Days Except Tue & Sat||Evening Darshan Timings||16:30 to 20:30|
|All Days Except Tue & Sat||Temple Closing Timings||20:30|
Place to visit near Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
Charminar is the identity of Hyderabad. These towers are located in the heart of Hyderabad city around the Mecca Masjid and the famous Laad Bazaar. This tower has been built by four big towers. That’s why it is known as Char Minar all over the world. The Char Minar was built by Muhammad Qutb Shah in 1591.
Salar war Museum
Salar war Museum is the third largest museum in India. These museums are located at a distance of about 6 to 7 kms from the main city of Hyderabad. Inside it you will find man-made artefacts from 12th century to 20th century. In the museum of Salar Jung, apart from Tipu Sultan’s cupboard and Aurangzeb’s sword, you get to see many other ancient idols in it. This place is one of the famous place in Hyderabad.
How to reach this Temple
By Train- Nearest Railway Station from Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is Yakutpura Railway Station which is at a distance of about 5 kms. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services.
By Air- Nearest Airport from this temple is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport which is at a distance of about 20.3 kms. From here also you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services.
By Road- Regular bus services are available from the city. Nearest a bus Stop from this temple is Mahatma Gandhi Bus Terminal in Hyderabad city, which is 12 kms from this temple. And you can also easily reach this temple by using own vehicle as its roads are well connected with the different parts of the country.
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