Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple popularly known as Kondagattu Hanuman Temple is located around 35 kms away from Karimnagar in the beautiful surroundings providing scenic advantage to the place. The presiding deity at the temple is Lord Hanuman also known as Anjaneya Swamy. The temple is one of the ancient temples in Karimnagar district and in the state. The temple is associated with some legends relating to ancient times. One such legend dates back to an era around 500 years back. Around this time, a group of shepherds led by Singala Swamiji found the statue of Lord Anjaneya. The same group of shepherds later built a temple for the Lord at the same location where the statue was discovered. The temple was also constructed under the leadership and guidance of Singala Swamiji. Later Krishna Rao Deshmukh gave the existing shape to the temple after reconstruction and renovation.
There are many beliefs that do the rounds here. One such belief is that if a childless woman prays in the temple with complete faith for 40 days, she would definitely be blesses with a child. The land is a respected land and the temple as such is much popular amongst the people in Telangana. This ancient temple is also popular by the name ‘Kondagattu Anjanna Temple’. It attracts devotees from all corners of Telangana. People visit the temple in the hope of getting their wishes fulfilled. Hanuman Jayanti is the day when the temple is packed to its full capacity. Devotees adore the saffron coloured dresses during Hanuman Jayanti. The Kondagattu Hanuman Temple becomes the most sought after tourist place during the Hanuman Jayanti as well. The Dharmagundam or the holy water tank present in the temple premises is also very famous. Devotees take dip in the tank before visiting the temple. The ‘Hanuman Deeksha Mala’ is also famous mostly amongst the youth who celebrate it for a period of 41 days during the Hanuman Jayanti while doing Padayatra or walking. More than 4 lakh people visit the temple during the festival.
The walls of the Sri Anjaneya Temple are decorated with the sculptures of Gods and Goddesses. The entrance of the temple has the 16 pillared porches. The three presiding deities of the temple Lord Sri Venkateshwara, Lord Sri Anjaneya, and Goddess Lakshmidevi grace the three inner chambers of the temple. The temple has been the witness to the history and culture of Telangana.
Sri Anjaneya Swamy was born on Vaisakha Month, krishna paksha Saturday Purvabhadra Nakshatra. So on Vaisakha Month Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in a grand manner. Here one more birthday is also celebrated to Lord Hanuman as per North Indian calendar on Chaitra Pournami. People call it as Chinna Hanuman Jayanti and Pedda Hanuman Jayanti. All Hindu Festivals are celebrated in a grand manner.
Nearby by Tourist Attractions:
The other tourist attractions near the temple are the Kondalaraya Fort, the Bojjapotana caves, Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple.
Entry Fee to Kondagattu Hanuman Temple:
The entry to the temple is absolutely fee. However the temple trust charges for some special pujas for the devotees. The rates for these pujas depend on the session and the prayer performed.
Specialty of the place:
The tall idol of Sri Anjaneya Swamy is the speciality of the temple. Visitors are allowed to go up to see the statue closely. The view from the top is very inspiring as well.
Kondagattu Hanuman Temple Timings:
The temple opens at 4.00 am and remains open till 8.30 pm. The Vahana Pooja is performed at 7.00 am in the morning every day.
Hanuman Temple Timings:4.00 AM to 8.30 PM
Vehicle Pooja: 7.00 AM
Where to stay:
There are plenty of places where the devotees can put up. One such place is The Hotel Srinath Residency in Kondaguttu. The hotel provides comfortable accommodations to the devotees at reasonable rates along with all the modern amenities. Karimnagar also is a place with many reasonably priced hotels and lodges.
How to reach:
The bus facilities from Karimnagar, Asifgarh, Jagtial and Sirsilla are quite frequent and at reasonable charges. One can easily reach these places from all the major cities of Telangana. But the buses from Sirsilla have an added advantage of travelling through Vemulwada thereby providing opportunity to the tourists to visit the Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple.
Nearest Railway Station:
The Karimnagar Railway station is the nearest railway station connecting the temple town.
Distance to Hanuman Temple Kondagattu:
From Karimnagar 35 Kms .
From Hyderabad 210 Kms.
From Warangal 150 Kms.
From Nizamabad 114 Kms.
Sub-shrines in Kondagattu Temple:
Lord Venkateswara Swamy.
Goddess Sri Laxmi.
Shiva Temple. (Located in a cave near the Hanuman Temple)
Bethala Swamy Temple. (Devotes believe visit to this temple relieves them from Black magic & other bad powers)
Some of the Good Hotels in Karimnagar:
Swetha Inn – Phone: 9676100333
Hotel Manair – Phone: 0878 2245879
Srinivasa Hotel – Phone: 0878 2243201
Hotel Kalpana – Phone: 0878 650 3985
Hotel Prathima Residency – Phone: 0878 2233666
Temple Timings: 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 4.30 PM to 7.00 PM
Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Telangana – 505452.
Contact Numbers: 87242 71239.