kharmanghat Hanuman Temple Hyderabad
The Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is one of the oldest and popular Hindu temples in Hyderabad Telangana State, India.
The presiding deity of Karmanghat Hanuman temple is Lord Hanuman and the temple complex also houses other deities like Lord Rama, Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Goddess Saraswathi, Goddess Santoshimata, Lord Venugopala Swamy, and Lord Jagannath.
This temple is located at Karmanghat, near Santoshnagar and closer to the Nagarjuna Sagar Ring Road.
The temple is very popular among devotees in Hyderabad. Faithfuls offer prayers and perform religious rituals for Lord Hanuman at the temple on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s every week.
On the auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanti, devotees visit the temple in large numbers to offer special pooja to the Lord and celebrate his birthday.
Karmanghat Hanuman temple management provides “annadanam” meaning free meal to limited people on all days of the year. On all days of the week except Tuesday’s and Saturday’s free food is provided to the poor and needy. On Tuesday’s and Saturday’s free food is provided to all the devotees including the poor and needy.
Karmanghat Hanuman temple Story
About 400 years later, Aurangzeb sent out his armies to all corners of the country for further expansion of Mughal Empire.
At this temple, the army couldn’t even step close to the compound wall. When the general reported this to Aurangzeb, he himself went with a crow bar to break down the temple.
At the threshold of the temple, he heard a deafening roar rumbling like thunder, and the crowbar slipped from his hands as he was shaking in fear. Then he heard a voice in the heavens “Mandir todna hai rajan, to kar man ghat” . which is why the place got the name kar-man-ghat.
Lord Anjaneya sits peacefully meditating and blessing devotees, as Dhyana Anjaneya Swamy.
Karmanghat Hanuman temple timings:
Tuesday and Saturday: 5.30am to 1.00pm and 4.00pm to 9.00pm
Other days: 6.00am to 12.00pm and 4.00pm to 8.00pm.