Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple is located in Beechupally village, Itikyala Mandal, Telangana. It is one of the famous temples where Lord Hanuman is worshipped. Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple is located on the bank of the Krishna River at about 30 kilometers downstream after Jurala Project in the Jogulamba Gadwal district.
In recent years, the government has taken many steps to develop the temple. The temple development is boosted by the fact that the national highway (NH 44) passes through the village.
Moreover, the road bridge constructed here in the 1950s has helped to boom the trade between Telangana and Rayalaseema regions. Hence this road bridge is considered one of the first and vital connections between south India and central/north India.
The Hanuman temple is located 200 meters away from the river and there is a Shiva lingam near the river. During peak monsoon, the water from the river touches the Shiva lingam temple.
In 1992, Lord Rama temple was constructed here. The temple also has other specialties as it has several ghats for the purpose of Pushkar snanam, which falls once every 12 years.
The Beechupally shrine is located near two islands on the Krishna River. The larger island is called Gurram Gadda village and the small island is called Nizam Konda.
There is a common belief among the devotees that their wishes are fulfilled upon worshipping Anjaneya Swamy here at Beechupally.
Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple has great historical importance during the time of Mouryas, Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Chalukyas of Badami, Rastrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagar Kings and Sultans. The inscriptions are available even today.
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Historians say that the idol of Hanuman was installed by Sri Vyasa Raya, the guru of Sri Krishna Devaraya, the ruler of the Vijayanagar kingdom. Sri Vyasa Raya lived between 1457 and 1539 A.D. Gadwal Kings constructed a sanctum sanctorum around 200 years ago. It faces south and the Hanuman idol faces the east.
One can find a Kamili tree on the premises of the temple. It is located on the top of a termite hill. The Kamili tree is always seen with buds, flowers, and fruits around the tree. During the Chariot festival that is celebrated every year, pilgrims pull the chariot up to this termite hill and the Kamili tree.
Other specialties of the shrine
The shores of the Krishna River at this location are known for carrying out obsequies to the departed souls of their family members as per the Hindu tradition.
Several ghats are present for pushkara snanam, a sacred bath that takes place every 12 years. In 2004 pushkaras, the shrine was developed with good facilities making it one of the major places for pushkara snanam (sacred dip) in Telangana.
In 2016, during Krishna Pushkaras, the government of Telangana State made comfortable arrangements and constructed several ghats for the devotess who comes to take a dip.
Modes of transportation
The shrine is located on the route NH 44 that connects Hyderabad-Kurnool about 2 km from Kondapeta. Alampur is at a distance of 27 km from Kurnool and 214 km from Hyderabad. Alampur Railway Station is about 10 km far from the town center.
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