Karmanghat Hanuman Temple

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Name
Proper name: Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
Location
Country: India
State: Telangana
Location: Karmanghat, Hyderabad
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Hanuman
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
12th century

Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is located at Karman ghat, closer to Sagar Ring Road, it is a temple of Lord Hanuman. It is one of the oldest temples in the city.[1]

History[edit]

It was built in the 12th century A.D (approximately 1143). When a Kakatiya king went hunting and was resting under a tree, he heard the chanting of Lord Rama's name. Wondering who it was in the middle of a dense forest, he discovered a stone idol of Lord Hanuman, in seated posture and the voice coming from the vigraha. Having paid his respects, he returned to his capital, and that night, Lord appeared in his dream and asked him to construct a temple.

The temple was built immediately and successive kings ruled it well. About 400 years later, Aurangzeb sent out his armies to all corners of the country for further expansion of Mughal Empire. At this temple, the army couldn't even step close to the compound wall. When the general reported this to Aurangzeb, he himself went with a crow bar to break down the temple. At the threshold of the temple, he heard a deafening roar rumblning like thunder, and the crowbar slipped from his hands as he was shaking in fear. Then he heard a voice in the heavens "Mandir todna hai rajan, to kar man ghat" (translation: "if u want to break down the temple king, then make your heart stronger") which is why the place got the name kar-man-ghat. [2]

And to this day, Lord Anjaneya sits peacefully meditating and blessing devotees, as Dhyana Anjaneya Swamy.

Present Day[edit]

The temple is very popular among devotees in Hyderabad especially during Hanuman Jayanthi.

References[edit]


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