Let’s talk about the Indian ancient temples that have a soulful history. So, among all those ancient temples, there is one great temple: Manyamkonda Venkateshwara temple of Manyamkonda village in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. In the country, we can rarely find the temple of Lord Venkateshwara as a Swayambhumurthi which means self-manifested.
The temple is surrounded by a thick dense lush green forest, which gives you a blissful and amazing experience. Manyamkonda or it is also called Mannemkonda or Manikonda (presently), is the hill where the temple is currently located. Although, this place is very peaceful, calm, beautiful, and mesmerizing which makes it a perfect destination for devotees and tourists. Well, it is said that this ancient temple is approximately 500 years old.
You know, what is the reason behind the naming of the temple? There is a story, in the past times, it is said that ancient saints like Kasirayalu, Narasimha yogi, Veerappaiah, Ettepu Ramayogi, and Yanumaddhasu have meditated here and since then the place was called the Munulakonda where means Saints and Konda means hill, and later over the years it has been called as Mannemkonda or Manyamkonda. Lord Venkateshwara Swamy could be found majestically in the heart of the forest and on the hilltop. The shrine is located on a hill that is 915 m high and at a distance of 2 Km from the village.
However, if we talk about the temple’s architecture, then the temple is located in a slightly inclined cave and settled on top of the three hills. The main deity here is lord Venkateshwara Swamy and this place is also called the Harihara Kshetra. The beauty of the temple is literally mesmerizing the tourists. While exploring the temple, tourists, and devotees believe and found against the back wall, lord Venkateswara Swamy is self-manifested and resembles the idol of Tirupathi. And it is also believed by the pilgrims and devotees that ancient saints had practiced their atonement in the caves which add more positive energy to the temple.
Furthermore, if you are planning to visit the temple, then visit this at the most ideal time: during the time of Jathara, which is celebrated every year in the winter season, during the month of January and February. Usually, the festival is held on the day of Maha Purnima, and this place is also called Palamoor Tirupathi.
The opening timings are- morning 5 am to 8 pm.
How to reach the temple? Follow these 3 ways to reach the destination point.
- By train- – the nearest station is Mahabubnagar Railway Station, and one can find ‘Devakadra’ Railway Station. The temple is just 6 Kms from this station.
- By road- travelers could find the temple around 13 Kms from Mahabubnagar on the state highway to Raichur. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, (TSRTC) buses are very frequent to Manyamkonda Temple. Even you can find many private vehicles from Mahabubnagar town to the temple.
- By Air- The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad for the Mahabubnagar district.
Furthermore, Manyamkonda is a place that is full of spirituality and tourist importance in the Mahabubnagar district. The place is located on the hill and due to its presence on a hill surrounded by beautiful scenic and ancient importance, this place has got a lot of importance as a major tourist attraction of Mahabubnagar District and Telangana state. Manyamkonda Venkateshwara Temple is estimated around 13 Kms from Mahabubnagar town on the state highway to Raichur.
The Mahabubnagar district of Telangana has a rich culture and heritage, as there are several religious and heritage sites that are dating back to time immemorial. There is a 700-year-old Pillalamarri great Banyan Tree, which is one of the important religious and tourist attractions. Mahabubnagar experiences a semi-arid type of weather, during which winter months have temperate climatic conditions. The best time to visit Mahabubnagar is during the months of December and February.