Sri Manik Prabhu Temple - Humnabad - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Bidar): 51 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Between Bidar & Basavakalya

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Humnabad Bus Station and 51 km from Bidar, Sri Manik Prabhu Temple is located on the confluence of two holy rivulets Viraja and Guru Ganga at the village of Maniknagar.

The Manik Prabhu temple is built over a Sanjeevani Samaadhi of a Saint Sri Sadguru Manik Prabhu Maharaj. He was a great saint and is believed to be the fourth incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. He was born in 1817 and attained Samadhi on 1865.

The saint is renowned for his mystic powers through which he removed the pain and sufferings of many devotees who came to seek his blessings. The saint stressed on the importance of following the path of Bhakti. Sri Manik Prabhu Maharaj has severla poetic contributions which are all dedicated to the Lord Brahma. The saint was given the title of Sakalamatacharya as all communities revered and respected him.

The temple is a unique architectural beauty and a major spiritual and religious centre. The temple attracts both Hindu and Muslim devotees. The administration of the temple is carried out by Sri Manik Prabhu Samsthan which runs a number of social and charitable institutions. Sri Manik Prabhu Maharaj was established the Samsthan in the year 1845 to propagate the message of religious harmony and universal brotherhood. The Samsthan today has grown into an important place of pilgrimage and draws thousands of devotees.

Sri Manik Prabhu Jyanthi is celebrated in grand manner which is held on Lord Dattatreya Jayanti (around December).

Timings: 6 AM to 9 PM.