Historical and Ancient Temples in and around Hyderabad
Hyderabad is an ancient city with a long history. The city has many old temples, some of them are very famous and have been visited by thousands of people over the years.
Hyderabad is famous for its rich culture, people, food and temples. The city has many temples both old and new. It is best to visit them to gain an understanding of the culture of the people residing there.
I bet 90% of people who are in Hyderabad for years might have not heard about these temples.
In this article, I am going to through some light on following historical and old temples near Hyderabad
- Amma Palli Sta Ramachandra Swamy temple in Shamshabad, Hyderabad
- Dharma Saibaba temple near Shamshabad, Hyd- Temple with big and huge siva lingam
- Sitaram bagh temple in Asif Nagar, Hyderabad
- Khamanghat Hanuman temple
Sri Seetha Rama Chandra Swamy Temple, Ammapally
Nagarguda – Shamshabad Rd, Near Rajeev Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Ammapalle, Telangana 501218
Ammapalli Sitarama chandra Swamy Temple: This temple is also called as Ammapalli Kodanda Rama Temple. Located near Shamshabad, this temple was built in the 13th century by Vengi kings but the idol was 1000 years old and is known for its beautiful stone carvings on the outside walls and the temple is one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad that still stands today.
In the year 2010, archaeologists visited this temple and confirmed that this temple is very ancient and has historical value.
One famous director believes that shooting one scene at Sitaram Chandra Temple would bring good luck to his movie or TV show because many other directors also believe in that same thing.
They find the long corridor to be perfect for filming and many scenes from Tollywood and Bollywood movies have been filmed there so far!
Till now, approximately 450 films were shooted in this temple.
The first film shot is in 1985, by Late NTR for film Srimadh viratPothuluri Veera brahmendra Swamy chritra. As it was a big hit, later it became a sentiment to many film directors.
Not only films, every day people will come here to take Pre-wedding shoots. We will see many drones flying near the temple, near ponds.
Uniqueness: This is the only Rama Temple without Hanuman statue
The Seetha Rama Swamy temple is one such old and beautiful temple, which was built by the vengi Chalukyas in the 13th century. Located just a few kilometers from Hyderabad, it is a must-visit for history buffs and those who want to explore the temples near Shamshabad.
Dharma Saibaba temple near Shamshabad, Hyd
I don’t think this is an ancient and old temple. But definitely a unique temple
Address : Sri Dharma Sai Seva Trust, Dharma Giri Kshetram, Dharma Giri Road,, Mamidipally, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 501218, India
Website : http://dharmasaitemple.org/
The temple is located at a distance of 10 km from Shamshabad, Hyderabad and just 3 km from the International Airport.
The temple of Saibaba is situated in the midst of the green environment, near Shamshabad. The locals call it as Big Shiva Lingam Temple because the idol of Saibaba is installed in the Big Shiva Lingam.
The temple is also famous for its Big Shiva Lingam (the size of which is 2 feet).
People come here to offer their prayers to Lord Saibaba (Lord Ganesha) who is holding a balance in his hand by which he is solving the problems of many people.
Every Thursday and Sunday, Annadanam (a holy ritual where people offer food to god) takes place at this temple. (free food) and this is an absolute delight for the devotees.
Saibaba is holding a balance in his hand by which he is solving problems of many people.
Devotees fulfil their wishes by writing it on a piece of paper and drop it on the right scale of Sri Dharma SaiBaba & pray.
Sri Dharma SaiBaba is a holy figure known for his selfless service. He has been working to solve the problems of devotees and lead them on the golden path.
In the words of Sri Dharma SaiBaba, “I have been holding a scale in my hand by which I am solving the problems of many people and leading them on the golden path.”
Sitaram bagh temple in Asif Nagar, Hyderabad – Oldest temple in hyd
Tourists and locals visit this historical temple for its beauty and to offer their prayers.
Asif Nagar is a small town in Hyderabad that has a few old and historical temples. One of these temples is the Sitaram bagh Temple. The temple was built in 1832 by Seth Puranmal Ganeriwala.
The Sitaram bagh Temple reflects the rich Hindu traditions that are found within India’s culture. It has three shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Hanuman respectively. The temple has been renovated over time but still retains its original architecture which reflects the heritage of Hyderabad as well as Hinduism.
It is also known by many other names.
People say It has 9 big wells inside it.
There are only 2 big wells and one of them is inside the temple. The entrance to the temple has a wide and big well on the left side. But it was closed with fencing all the sides.
People say that this temple is full of water. But I was not so lucky to find any water in it. Though it was a hot day, I did not find any mangoes or flowers either to offer them to God.
When I went to this temple, I felt myself a a female version of detective Sherlock Holmes, and went In the Khoj of all old and porathan wells.
The temple is really really big. And very very old. Till now I dint know about this temple.
I heard about one more temple near Hyderabad which is 800 years old. Yet to visit that. Read about that temple in The Hindu – about “The Sri Balaji Venketeswara Swamy Devasthanam.”
Kharmankhat Hanuman temple
It was one of the oldest temple in Hyderabad and It is very famous one.
Address : 8-2-61, Inner Ring Rd, Padma Nagar Colony, Champapet, Telangana 500079
Kharmankhat Hanuman temple is one of the few Jain temples in Hyderabad. It was built in the 12th century A.D, The Kakatiya king Prola II was on a hunting trip and had just finished resting under a tree. Suddenly he heard the chanting of Lord Rama’s name, and saw that it was coming from a one side of the forest.
Wondering where it came from, he followed the sound and found an idol of Lord Hanuman – which is why this temple was called Kharmankhat (in Telugu) or Karamatkhai (in Urdu).
Next day, the king returned to his palace. That night, he saw lord Rama in his dreams and told to construct a temple in the forest.
Another story about this temple is, The Mughal King Aurangzeb , in the plan of expanding his kingdom, tried to broke this temple and at the entrance it self he heard a thunder sound and heard the voice saying “”Mandir todna hai , to karo man ghat” “. He was terrified with that incident and returned back with out harming this old and historical and powerful temple.
read about this temple and few other old temples in other article with heading “6 Ancient Temples in Hyderabad“
Which is why the place got the name kar-man-ghat. Poeople now, believe lord Hanuman and worship the god.
Visiting tourists to Hyderabad can find out about this temple when they visit other nearby attractions like Ramoji Film City or Shamshabad Airport.