Friends, today I will talk about Famous Temples in Hyderabad. These are 10 Must visit temples in Hyderabad
The city also known as The City of Pearls, as once it was the a major global centre for trade of large diamonds, emeralds and natural pearls.
But do you know that Hyderabad features a number of well-known temples. It has a very rich cultural past. Today Hyderabad is one of the prominent IT cities in the country , but it is also home to many large new and ancient temples and many historical monuments.
Please also find the link of the video, in which I have mentioned about the 10 famous temples in Hyderabad which you may visit if you are in town.
LIST OF 10 FAMOUS TEMPLES IN HYDERABAD
So freinds below are my list of 10 famous and must visit temples in Hyderabad. Do try to include them in you itineary during your next visit to the town
Lord Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple, constructed by the Odia community and dedicated to the lord Jagannath is situated in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Built in red sandstone and in old shikara design the temple looks very beautiful.
The temple also has smaller shrines for Ma Lakshmi, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, and Navagraha in addition to the main deity.
It is a relatively new temple and the construction completed in 2009.
This temple is well-known for its yearly Rathyatra celebration, which attracts tens of thousands of devotees.
Address: Banjara Hills
Timings: All days of the week -6:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
One of Hyderabad’s most stunning and well-known temples. The 11-foot-tall granite image of the deity Lord Venkateswara with a carved lotus forming an umbrella on top is the temple’s main attraction.
This location is near the city’s Hussain Sagar Lake..
Address: Hill Fort Rd, Ambedkar Colony, Khairatabad
Timings: All days of the week -7:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The white marble building of the temple looks very impressive. Has stuuning stone carving and many idols of Lord Ganesha, Brahma, Saraswati, Vishnu, Shiva, and Hanuman in addition to the main shrine.
The view iof the Hussain sagar lake from the temple is breathtaking.
It is a must visit temple if you are visiting Hyderabad.
ISKCON Temple Hyderabad
This temple is devoted to Lord Krishna, and mornings and nights are filled with the sounds of bhajans. Many cultural, educational, spiritual, and social events held here.
The temple also hosts daily classes in Sanskrit, Bhagvad Gita and Upnishadas.
Address: Hare Krishna Land, Namapally Station Road, Abids
Timings: All days of the week -4:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Shri Ratnalayam Temple
‘Devoted to Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Padmavati, and Goddess Andal, Ratnalayam is one of the most famous temples near Hyderabad.
This is an age-old temple where Shanku, Chakram, and Namam are structured in the form of fountains. But what attracts maximum tourists here is the fountain showcasing the heavenly scene of Lord Vishnu resting on Adishesha.
The temple comprises of Yagashala, Kalyana Katta, Pravachanam Hall, a huge manicured garden and a fascinating sculpture of Lord Krishna dancing on Kalindi-the poisonous snake.
- Weekdays from 6 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 8 pm.
- Weekends and holidays: 6 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm
Temple Address: Rajiv Rahadari, Near Shubham Gardens, Aliabad, Telangana 500078
Shri Chilkur Balaji Temple
This divine place is popularly known as ‘Visa Balaji Temple’. Situated on the banks of Osman Sagar this temple is dedicated to Lord Balaji.
It is 33 Kms away from Mehedipatnam. Approximately 75,000 to 1,00,000 devotees visit in a week. It’s heavy rush on Fridays and Sundays so plan accordingly.
Temple is known for fulfilling devotees’ wishes to get a visa for going overseas. Hence it is called as Visa Balaji Temple.
Chilkur balaji is also known for being one of the very few temples in India without any hundi or donation box
This temple claims not to accept any money from devotees visiting.
Address: Chilkur Balaji Temple Rd, Himayat Nagar(Venkateswara Swamy Temple Ln, Sai Ratna Arcade, New Santoshnagar, Santosh Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500059)
Timings: All days of the week -6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Shri Shyam Temple
Popular as Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Shri Shyam Baba Mandir, this is another age-old famous temple in Hyderabad. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Temple opening hours: 6 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Temple Location: Kachiguda Station Rd, Veeranna Gutta, Barkatpura, Kachiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500027
Shri Kesari Hanuman Temple
This temple is a very famous one dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This is a 300-year-old temple.
As per mythology, it is believed that during ancient times in Ramayana period, Lord Hanuman visited this place.
Sri Ram Navami and Sri Hanuman Jayanti are celebrated on a very big scale here with various devotees swarming in for large numbers.
Temple Address: Panchbai Alwa, Karwan Sahu, Karwan East
Temple Timings: All days of the week except Sunday -6:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Located on the top of the hillock Paramanand Giri hill at Sanghi Nagar this temple is at a distance of 35 km from Hyderabad city. The increased popularity of this place can also be attributed to various movie shoots which happens here.
This temple is managed by the famous industrialist – Sanghi Group.
It’s architectural beauty in the style of Chola-Chalukya is captivating.
Along with the main deity of Lord Venkateshwara, one can find various other Hindu Gods here. The idol of the main deity is said to be the replica of the one in Tirumala.
Address: Omerkhan Daira
Timings: All days of the week -9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Ma Ashtalakshmi Temple
Another famoys tempe ib hyderabad. This temple is dedicated to the Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi for as she brings prosperity and happiness as well as salvation. There are about134 vigrahams (idols) of lesser-known gods.
What makes this temple a must visit is the fact that there are very few temples in India where Goddess Lakshmi is seen in her eight splendorous forms.
Address: Vasavi Colony, Ramakrishnapuram, Kothapet
Timings: All days of the week -6:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Situated in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, Ma pedamma is the most supreme of the 11 forms of village deities.
The Peddamma temple also has idols of Lakshmi, Ganpathy and Saraswati. The temple accepts only coconuts as offerings.
Opening hours: 6 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm
Location: Jagadish Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500003
Sai Baba Temple Dilsukhnagar
The temple is quite popular among Sai devotees and experiences pilgrims from across the city of Thursdays and Sundays. Their regular Marathi-style Pooja and Aarti are quite popular among devotees.
Opening hours: 4:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Location: 46, Sai Baba Temple Rd, Anamangal Kumari Kunta, beside Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500060
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