Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Manyam konda in Mahabubnagar District is also known as Palamoor Tirupathi / Telangana Tirupathi. Mannem Konda Konda is comprised of ‘Mannem’ referring to forest and ‘Konda’ meaning hill.
The temples and the monuments in Telangana speak about the cultural heritage of the land. One such famous and great temple in the district of Mehaboobnagar is the Manyamkonda Venkateswara Swamy Temple of Manyamkonda village. The presiding idol here is that of Lord Venkateshwara as a “Swayambhumurthi” i.e. self manifested Lord. The temple is located on the Manikonda Hill in the green forests making the visit to the temple truly a blissful one. The temple is some 2 kms from the proper village. The shrine at a height of 915 m gives it a majestic look making the 500 year old temple an attractive tourist spot. It is said that many renowned ancient sages had meditated here and sought moksha. Gurus like Narasimha Yogi, Ettepu Ramayogi, Kasirayalu, Veerappaiah, and Yanumaddhasu had meditated here. So this was called the Munulakonda and later Manyam Konda by the people.
Naming Reason for the destination ‘Manyam konda’:
The hill was earlier known as Munulakonda referring to Munula i.e. Saint and Konda referring to hill. The hill is known to be the meditation place for many saints like Narasimha Yogi, Kasirayalu, Ettepu Ramayogi, Veerappaiah and Yanumaddhasu. It was later renamed as Mannemkonda or Manyamkonda.
The hill is at a distance of 6 Km from Devarkadra Railway Station on the Secunderabad Dronachellam section of the South Central Railway and around 13 Kms from Mahabubnagar town on the state highway to Raichur. The easy accessibility of the hill makes it a very common tourist place.
Architecture of the Temple:
The Lord Venkateshwara temple, situated in the cave is located in Harihara Kshetra on top of the three hills. The architecture of the temple keeps one spellbound for some time.
Beauty of the Manyamkonda Venkateswara temple visualized by the devotees:
Devotees here feel positive energy and get refreshed as they believe that the Lord had manifested himself against the back wall of the temple. Also the meditation of so many saints in the place has filled the place with positive energy.
Perfect Time to visit the Temple:
The annual festival, Jathara is celebrated in February- March every year on the day of ‘Maha Purnima’. This is the ideal time for visiting the place which is also known as ‘Palamoor Tirupathi’.
Manyamkonda Temple Timings: Daily between 5.00 am to 8.00 pm.
How to Reach Manyamkonda Temple:
By Road : Devotees can reach the place which is 13 kms from the Mahbubnagar by the State Highway through Raichur.
Buses of the State Road Transport Corporation also go in frequent intervals from Mahabubnagar.
By Train: The trains are the easiest way to reach the temple. After reaching the Mahab00bnagar Railway Station, one can easily find the Devakadra Railway Station. From this place, the temple is just 6 kms away which can be reached by a public transport.
By Air: One may also avail the air facility and reach the Shamshabad airport at Hyderabad. One may then reach the temple town boarding the state road transport or the train.
Food Facilities: Though a tourist place, there is not much option for food in this temple town. One has to depend on Mahabubnagar for the food.
Where to Stay: The hill has a guesthouse which can be booked by the pilgrims only on reaching the temple. Else one may have to stay at the Mehaboobnagar town.
Manyamkonda Temple Timings: 6:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Temple Full Address:
Manyamkonda Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple,
Oblaipalle, Mahabubnagar, Telangana 509001.
Phone: 99897 84032, 96186 29899.