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.

Srirangapur

srirangapuram2Srirangapur located near Wanaparthy is home to Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple built in 18th century A.D. It was built by Sri Krishnadeva Raya close to Rama Pushpakarni Lake.

srirangapuram1Srirangapur located near Wanaparthy is home to Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple built in 18th century A.D. It was built by Sri Krishnadeva Raya close to Rama Pushpakarni Lake.

Alampur

alampurtemple2The heritage site of Alampur located in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana is home to the Navabrahma temples and famous Jogulamba Temple in one temple complex. These are believed to be built during the 7th – 8th Centuries A.D. and a total of nine temples were built on the banks of the river Tungabhadra where Lord Shiva manifests in 9 different forms.

alampurtemple1Jogulamba Temple, considered one of the 18 Shaktipeetas in India attracts thousands of visitors each day. Alampur is considered historically as an important centre of the Chalukyas. Goddess Jogulamba is seen her as Shakti in her “Roudra avatar”. Alampur is also the site where the historical Sangameshwara temple was relocated after its submergence by the backwaters of Srisailam dam.