One of the best things that every Indian out there admired the most about their country is its spirituality and faith in God. India is home to a number of pilgrimage towns where Hyderabad is counted one of the main cities, which is historically very rich due to the presence of many ancient and heroic landmarks. Once a diamond trading center, the city has numerous temples that are symbols of outstanding history and culture, and most importantly are known for their art and architecture.
With every temple, you’ll get to know a story behind its establishment and all those stories got covered by team of routeprints. If you ever wish to be a guest of the city try you visit these famous temples in Hyderabad.
The Jagannath temple in Hyderabad is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, also called as the Lord of Universe. The temple was built by the Odia community and is situated in the mesmerizing locality of Banjara Hills. The temple is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful temples to visit in the city that shows the contemporary Indian Temple architecture very beautifully. The temple looks exactly like the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri, West Bengal. The best time to visit the Jagannath Temple is during the annual Ratha Yatra in Ashad month.
The second temple on the list is Birla temple, which is the most visited temple in Hyderabad. Stands on a height of around 200ft, this gorgeous temple was built in the 19th century by Swami Ranganathananda and is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala. The temple is situated on the top of Kala Pahad and lets you see some beautiful sculptures, stone carvings of Gurbani, outstanding premise, and different teachings of respected saints. Thus, the Mandir not only attracts spiritual visitors but is also considered one of the main tourist attractions in the city.
To all the Lord Krishna’s devotees out there, you can visit the famous ISKCON temple in Hyderabad and the temple is not only renowned in the country but worldwide. This Sri Sri Radha Madana Mohana temple was started off by Swami Prabhupada. Visiting the temple is the best thing if you want to uplift or calm down your lives. Let you get lost in the bhajans and indulge yourself in some cultural, spiritual, educational, and social activities there. Also, you’ll always see people chanting holy names that surely make the environment more peaceful. The temple even organizes regular classes in Sanskrit, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, and Bhagavatam. Not just this but you can even visit the cassette and video library.
Chilkur Balaji Temple
Chilkur Balaji Temple is situated on the banks of Osman Sagar and is devoted to Lord Balaji. Also, this holy place is referred to as Visa Balaji Temple and is visited by a large number of people who want their visas to go overseas. Two of the main reasons why the temple is so famous and loved by devotees: first, the temple doesn’t have any donation box and not even accept money from any follower. Second, the temple doesn’t provide any special benefits for VIPs, the chilkur balaji timings are same for everyone. Another best part about the temple is that it is just 30km from the main city, thus making it a breeze to visit this amazing architecture easily. In addition to that, there’s one same kind of temple in Virpur, Rajkot known as Jalabram Temple.
Sree Adinatha Jain Temple
Yet another beautiful temple situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad city is a remarkable Jain temple called Sree Adinatha Jain Temple. The temple sits in the Kshetra, on Hyderabad-Medhak road, which mainly belongs to the Digambar section of the Jain community. When you visit the temple, you’ll get to witness amazing stone and wood carvings and mind-blowing architecture. When there, admire the main idol of Lord Parshvnath that is 11ft high and beautifully made with jet black granite stone. Other main attractions of the temple are the column of Man-Stambh and teerth Sammed Shikharji’s model. The temple authorities have taken care of all the devotees by providing them Dharamshala/ place to stay with the best rooms and by offering them pure Jain food.
Before we get started with where the temple is located or how to reach there, learn what does the word Peddamma means because it holds a very strong meaning. ‘The Supreme Mother’ or ‘Mothers of Mother’, Peddamma is a village divine being and can be seen in many forms. The temple is mainly famous among locals but is admired by people from all over the country for its architectural beauty. Though you won’t find any history related to the temple, it is said that the temple stood for around 150 years. The temple’s colorful gopuram, prayer hall, sculptures, murals, and main sanctum not only attract local devotees but visitors from everywhere. If you ever plan to pay a visit to the temple make sure you book the tickets in June or July when the famous Bonalu festival and Ratha Saptami is celebrated.