VADAPALLI

vadapallySri Narasimha Swamy temple is one of the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swami. Sri Narasimha Swami temple is located at the confluence of two rivers Krishna and Musi. These two rivers come together in the form of L-shape which attracts the pilgrims irresistibly.

It is believed that the Idol has life and breathes in a rhythmic pattern. The temple authorities have arranged two lamps. One lamp shows the face of the Lord breathing. The other lamp illuminates the sanctum sanctorum. Sri Narasimha Swamy is believed to bless the devotees with health and prosperity who pray to him in fervent devotion.

Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy

seetha1The Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy shrine at Bhadrachalam, the most famous temple in the country dedicated to Lord Rama, is situated on the left bank of the Godavari river. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, considered to be one of the greatest holy shrines in South India with a very rich and unique historical background. The Temple was constructed in the 17th Century by the local Tahsildar, Kancharla Gopanna, popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas, a fervent devotee of Lod Sree Rama.

The puranic and historic facts relate that Lord Rama long after he had shed his mortal coils manifested himself to save his devotee Bhadra Maharshi whom he promised ‘moksha’ after intensive prayer. That is why the village is named after Bhadra as Bhadradri or Bhadrachalam. Srirama appeared in a dream to a woman called Pokala Dammakka and informed here about the existence of vigrahas on Bhadragiri hills. To her surprise she found the “Vigrahas” and put up a modest structure. This was the origin of the present temple.

Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple

chayaChaya Someswara Swamy Temple is located in Panagal village, Nalgonda district of Telangana, India. This temple was built during 11th&12th centuries by the Ikshvaku family. The temple got the name as it is believed that there is an everlasting shadow on Lord Shiva’s Lingam in the main temple, all day. The Chaya Someshwara Swamy Aalayam in the Nalgonda district is an epitome of beauty, arts and spectacle. The temple got its name from its mystifying shadow or Chaya. This amazing temple, engineered by the Kunduru Cholas is accepted as Thrikutalayam. It testifies the fantastic creative thinking and flair of its architects.

chaya2One of the temple’s Garbhagudis, in the west and facing east, of the Thrikutalayam always witnessesa shadow and this mystery attracts thousands of visitors to this Temple.

Surendrapuri temple

surendrapuriLord Hanuman commands a unique place among all the Hindu deities. It is believed that Lord Hanuman is living today in identical body and when this Kalpa ends then another will begin. Panchamukha Anjaneya Swamy Temple is a revered shrine, situated at Surendrapuri, close to Yadagirigutta in Nalgonda district.

surendrapuri2It is located 2 km away from Yadagirigutta in Telangana, India. Earlier the area was famous for this Panchamukha Hanuman temple, which has one of the tallest idols of Hanuman, but now it also has other temples and sculptures including a famous museum, which is attracting visitors from all over the state.

Yadagirigutta

Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple or Yadagirigutta is a popular Hindu Temple devoted to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is situated over a hillock in the Nalgonda district, Telangana at a distance of 6 km from Riagir Railway station, 13 km from Bhongir and around 60 kilometers from the capital city of Hyderabad.

9Yadagirigutta is a unique and pleasant hillock that enjoys moderate climate in all seasons. The place witnesses a heavy rush of devotees, not less than 5000-8000 pilgrims on average each day for offering their vomaws, performing pujas, kalyanam, abhisekam etc. while the crowd grows substantially during weekends, holidays and festivals.

According to legend in Tretayugam, there was a sage called Yadarishi, who was son of the great sage Rishyasrunga and Santa Devi and performed penance inside a cave with Anjaneya’s blessings. Pleased with his devotion Lord Narasimha reportedly appeared before him in five different forms namely Sri Jwala Narasimha , SriGandabherunda, Sri Yogananda, Sri Ugra and Sri Lakshminarasimha which later manifested into finely sculpted forms and hence it is worshiped as Pancha Narasimha Kshetram. According to Skanda Purana, there is a cave temple of Lord Vishnu where several years ago the invincible Sudharshna chakra moved in the direction like a compass guiding them towards this temple. Here Aaradhana and Puja are performed as per Pancharatra Agamam. The puja vidhanam here is done as prescribed by Late Sri Vangeepuram Narasimhacharyulu who had served as Sthanacharya of this famous temple. In 15th Century, the Vijayanagara king Sri Krishnadevarayalu had mentioned about the temple in autobiography that before going to war he always visited the temple praying the lord for victory. The temple town has facilities for accommodation of pilgrims while many tonsure their heads after fulfillment of a wish. The town is well connected by a ghat road to the capital and nearby key towns. There are many restaurants here for the sake of devotees while the devasthanam board continues to make other amenities available for the public including special darshan, kalyanam, providing prasadams etc. The temple is highly revered in the Telangana region.

RAMESWRAM

Lord Sri Rama traveled through this area when he was in Aranyavasa so that it is a sacred place for the Hindus. This temple is located about 20 Kms from Shadnagar on National Highway No. 7 in between Hyderabad and Kurnool. The presiding deity is known as Shri Ramalingeswara Swamy in this village as this Shiva Linga was installed by Lord Rama. The deity is unique and sacred because the size of the Siva linga is increasing every year as per the belief of devotees. People believe that sages of Hindu Mythology visit this place during the night time. Idol of the Goddess (Consort of Lord Ramalingeswara Swamy) has been installed on near by hill. Every Year Sivarathri is celebrated in a very grand scale and People participate in large numbers to take the blessings of the deity

Maisigandi Maisamma Temple

maisigandimaissammaMaisigandi Maisamma Temple located in Mahabubnagar district is a revered shrine that offers spirituality amid beautiful and green pastures. According to the legend, a cowherd was on his way to the forest when he saw an idol of Ammavaru in the green pastures. He then reportedly rushed to the village and informed everyone about the idol of Ammavaru. The villagers were extremely happy to find that the revered Goddess decided to bless them in the form of the idol and started worshiping the idol.

maisigandimaissamma1The Mahakaali temple here is undergoing rapid development, and it has also become a must-see temple, which represents the cultural and mythological leanings of the local Banjara people. The idol of Maisigandi Maisamma is 20-feet high while the Gopuram is also considered huge and different from all south Indian temples where it is opened in the top. It is believed that the Maata here desired an open temple. The priests of this temple are usually from Banjara or Lambada castes.

During special occasions, the surroundings of the temple turn into beautiful folk destinations with Bonalu festivities and local Jatara. It is believed that Goddess Mahakaali is powerful and fulfills all the wishes of devotees.

Uma Maheswaraswamy Temple

sriumamaheswara1Uma Maheshwaram, also known as Maheshwaram is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Telangana, India. It is located in picturesque Nallamala forest ranges and situated 100 kilometers away from Hyderabad on the key Hyderabad-Srisailam highway. Umamaheshwaram is also considered the northern gateway of Srisailam and as one of the jyotirlingas. This place finds mention in many Vedic scriptures and it is believed that a visit to Srisailam without visiting Umamaheshwaram is incomplete.

It is located atop a hill and covered by huge trees from all sides. The hill ranges shield the temple including the 500-metre stretch to Papanasanam. Throughout the day there is hardly any sunlight, which falls on this stretch, thereby maintaining the temperature below the normal year round. It is also called Poor Man’s Ooty.

sriumamaheswara2The Sri Uma Maheshwara Swamy Temple in Mahabubnagar consists of a Shivalinga, which has two colours, which is white on one side and red on the other. There is a huge tank near the temple. The history of Umamaheshwara Swamy temple dates back to 2nd century AD and it was believed to have been built during the reign of Maurya Chandragupta.

The deity in this temple is believed to have spotted in naturally formed cave. The continuous flow of water from the hillocks that falls on this beautiful temple, gives an impress as if Goddess Ganga is bestowing her purity here.

Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple

beechupallyBeechupally is home to a famous shrine of god Hanuman (Anjaneya Swamy). The shrine is located on the banks of river Krishna approximately 30 kilometers downstream of Jurala Hydro Electric Project in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.

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.The shrine consists of a Hanuman temple located 200 meters away from the 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 also has several ghats for the purpose of pushkara snanam, which falls once in every 12 years. The Beechupally shrine is located near two islands on the Krishna River and the larger island is called Gurram Gadda village while the small island is called Nizam Konda. The temple is popular among devotees who believe that their wishes are fulfilled upon worshipping Anjaneya Swamy here at Beechupally. The temple is located 200 yards away from the road.

Manyamkonda Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple

srirangapuram2Manyamkonda Venkateswara Swamy Temple located atop Manyamkonda hill is a shrine dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara in Mahabubnagar district. It is also called as “Palamoor Tirupathi”.

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It is considered as one of the important spiritual centers in Mahabubnagar District. In the ancient days sages spiritual gurus like Narasimha Yogi, Kasirayalu, Ettepu Ramayogi, Veerappaiah, Yanumaddhasu were believed to have meditated here and hence it is known as Munulakonda.
With the passage of time it has been referred to as Manyam Konda. Here piligirms can have a glimpse of the ancient caves where the sages gurus were believed to have practiced penance. The main deity here is Sri Venkateswara Swamy and it is called a Harihara Kshetra. This temple is located in a cave, which is reportedly perched on the top of three hills. Renowned singer Sri Narayana Konda Hanumadas is known to have come from this place. One can enjoy the nature’s splendor and scenic beauty at the temple. Annual festival is usually held on the day of Magha Purnima.