Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple
#6 of 12 Places to Visit in Karimnagar
Distance (From Karimnagar): 39 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours
Place Location: Between Karimnagar And Jagityal
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: Jagityal Fort (15 km) can be visited along with this place.
At a distance of 2 km from Kondagattu Bus Stand, 14 km from Jagityal Bus Station, 39 km from Karimnagar and 178 km from Hyderabad, Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple located in Kondagattu village of Karimnagar district is one of the famous temples in Telangana.
Situated on a hillock amidst beautiful hills, valleys and refreshing water springs, this is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This Temple is decorated with sculptures of Gods and Goddesses on its facades and walls. The temple besides the main deity of Anjaneya Swamy also has the idols of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Alwaar and Sri Laxmi. Here one can see the life statue of Lord Anjaneya. Stairs have been provided to help visitors go up to view the statue from close quarters.
According to local legend, about 300 years ago a farmer Singam sanjeevudu after losing one of his buffalos, came to this hillock searching for it and slept here. Lord Anjaneya came into his dream and told him the whereabouts of his buffalo. As he woke up and looking around the hillock, he found an illuminating idol of Anjaneya. He then built a small temple for the lord at current location. The present structure was built by Krishna Rao Deshmukh in the middle of 20th century.
The devotees believe that people who do not have children will be blessed by offering 40 day prayers to Lord Anjaneya Swamy. Hanuman Jayanti is the main festival celebrated here. Many devotees perform Hanuman Deeksha for a period of 41 days during Hanuman Jayanthi and visit Kondagattu Hanuman Temple by walk. It is beleived that more than 4 lakh people visit this Temple during Hanuman Jayanthi.
The Kondalaraya Fort and Bojjapotana caves near Kondagattu can be visited along with this place.
Timings: 4 AM to 8.30 PM.