Temples in Pagiri

Shri Jagannath Temple

 Address : Plot No- 1269, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500034.

Phone : 086867 26268.

The Jagannath Temple in Hyderabad, India is a modern temple built by the Odia community of the city of Hyderabad dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath. The temple located near Banjara hills Road no.12 in Hyderabad is famous for its annual Rathyatra festival attended by thousands of devotees. Jagannath means Lord of the Universe. The temple which was constructed during 2009 recently lies in Center of Hyderabad City.

It is said that this is a replica of original Jagannath Temple of Puri (Odisha) in context of design. The most attracting portion of this temple is its “Shikhara” (the peak/top) measuring around 70 feet in height. The red color of the temple is due to the usage of sandstone (around 600 tonnes were brought from Odisha which is being used to build this whole architecture) and around 60 stone carvers got the blessing to carve this temple. There are shrines dedicated to Lakshmi, along with Shiva, Ganesh, Hanuman and Navagrahas. The amorous sculptures are also found outside the temple to ward off evil spirits. The sanctum sanctorum houses Lord Jagannath along with his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.

Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Devasthanam

Address : Srinagar Colony, near Sri Satya Sai Nigamagamam, Telangana 500073

Phone : 040 2374 8247.

Hare Krishna Golden Temple

Address : Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kshetram Road #12, near Anti Corruption Bureau office, NBT Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034.

Opening Hours : 9:30–11am, 6–7:30pm

Phone : 095056 88881.

Hare Krishna Golden Temple is located at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India. It is the first Golden Temple to be constructed in Telangana. It was inaugurated in 2018 by Hon Vice President of India Sri Venkaiah Naidu.

Features of the temple

About 700 years back the Lord manifested himself as Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy at Road No. 12 Banjara Hills. Along with Lord Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Lord Shiva also self manifested himself as Swayambhu Sri Panchajanyeshwara Swamy at the same place. The Majestic Hare Krishna Golden Temple is the 1st Golden Temple in Telangana and this Transcendental temple of the Lord has 50 ft Golden Dhwaja Stambh, 4600 sqft Maha Mandapam and 5 golden stairs Rajagopuram. The uniqueness of Lord’s manifestation at this place is that the Lord and his eternal consort Sri Lakshmi Devi are in a self-manifest standing posture where Lord Narasimhadev appears in a blissful divine state and Mother Lakshmi Devi is mercifully showing her Abhaya Hastha and blessing all the Devotees. The Temple has Harinam Japa Mantapa located right after the Dhvaja Stambha. It provides a unique way to remember and glorify Lord Krishna by chanting His holy names while proceeding for His darshan. Visitors to the temple can choose to either go through the Harinam Mantapa or directly proceed for darshan of Lord Shri Lakshmi Narasimha.The Japa  Mantapa has 108 steps and on every step the devotees stand and chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. There is a rare Saligrama (Shaligrama or Salagrama) shila kept in the Garbhalayam of the presiding deity Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. This Saligrama Shila was found in Gandaki River (Near Muktinath Temple, Nepal) and Miraculously arrived at this Kshetram by the inconceivable potency of the Lord.

Sri Peddamma Temple

Address : Jagadish Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500003.

Opening Hours : 24 Hours.

Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple or Peddamma Gudi is an Hindu temple located at Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. It is very famous during the festive season of Bonaalu.

Location

This temple is located at Road no.55 of Jubilee Hills, Telangana.

Etymology

The word “Peddamma”, which consists of two separate words Pedda and Amma, literally mean ‘Mother of Mothers’ or “The Supreme Mother”. She is one of the 11 forms of Village Deities and is known as The Supreme most.

The Temple is a must-visit during the Bonaalu festival which occurs during June–July every year. People offer their prayers and sacrifices to The Mother round the year, and The Mother is known to shower her blessings on each and every devotee who offers her prayers.

The two mega events of this goddess namely Mahotsavam and Rathotsavam will be celebrated in February.

Deities in temple

Peddamma temple – Hyderabad

Peddamma temple has couple of small temples beside the main temple.

One is Lakshmi, Ganapati and Saraswathi temple and other is Naga Devatha temple

Devotees can offer only coconuts to Goddess, there are plenty of shops selling coconuts inside the temple

After entering into the temple, there is a place where coins are placed vertically and make a wish.

Devotees believe that their wish will be fulfilled if they place the coin vertically.

Yadagirigutta Temple

Address : Yadadri Temple Ghat Rd, Yadagiripally, Gandhi Nagar, Yadagirigutta, Telangana 508115.

Opening Hours : 5am–9pm.

Phone : 086852 36623

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple or simply known as Yadadri or Yadagirigutta temple, is a Hindu temple situated on a hillock in Yadagirigutta of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of the Indian state of Telangana. The temple is an abode of Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.It is located 62 km from Hyderabad about 120 kilometres (75 mi) from SuryaPet and 88 kilometres (55 mi) from Nalgonda.

Temple legend

According to Skanda Purana, Yada Maharishi son of venerated Maharshi Rishyasringa performed penance here to Lord Vishnu as Narasimha. Being pleased with his penance lord appeared before him and manifested himself in five forms: Jwaalaa Narasimha, Gandabheranda Narasimha, Yogananda Narasimha, Ugra Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha . Yada Maharishi begged Narasimha to remain on the hill in these forms. For this reason, the Lakshmi-Narasimhadeva temple on the hilltop has deities of Narasimha  in all five forms embedded in stone in the main cave. Historically, the temple has followed the Thenkalai tradition of the Vaishnava Agama Shastras as followed in South India.

Deities in the temple

The temple is in a cave about 12 feet high by 30 feet long, located in back of the temple hall, by the rear pillar. You take a stairway down into the chamber and then toward the back. Jwala Narasimha is in the shape of serpent, while Yogananda Narasimha appears sitting in meditation in yoga pose. You will also see silver deities of Lakshmi-Narasimha, which are quite striking in appearance and lends presence of seeing them. To the right of the temple main door is a Hanuman temple. You’ll see a long horizontal gap in the rock just below Hanuman. This is said to be where Gandabheranda Narasimha manifested. This is a very popular temple. It is said that any wish of sincere devotee visiting this temple will be fulfilled. The sanctum sanctorum or Gabhagriha is located in a cave, under a huge slating rock, which covers half the abode.

Sections

The sections of the temple include the main temple, Mukha Mandapam, seven gopurams (domes) with wooden rooves, vratha peetham, Swamy Vari Udyana Vanam, kalyana mandapam, satram etc. The pillars of 12 Alvars (those immersed in God) in the main temple is a significant feature.

The temple entrance arch will depict Mahabhuta (the five elements).

Temple architecture

The architecture of the temple is based on Agama Shashtra. The temple is built entirely in stone. The temple was earlier built on 2 acres. After demolishing all structures on the temple hillock, the base for the temple is now 14 acres.

Design

The principal architect is Anand Sai and lead architect P Madhusudhan , chosen for there understanding of the ancient designs based on silpa and Agama principles. The entire temple is built in stone. The stone designs in Yadadri were provided by the chief sthapathi of the temple, Soundara Rajan.

Sculptures

Three types are stones are being used for the temple like Krishna Sila (Purusha Sila) for presiding deities in the sanctum sanctorum; Sthri Sila for deities of Goddesses; and Napusaka Sila for flooring and walls etc. Black granite stone is also used, based on the temple architecture of the Kakatiya Dynasty in Telangana. The black granite stone has tiny pores, that becomes strong and hard when milk, curd, oil and other liquids get into pores, according to shilipis (sculpture experts).