Ananthagiri Temple, Ranga Reddy, Telangana
Ananthagiri Temple, Ranga Reddy, Telangana

Ananthagiri Temple, Ranga Reddy, Telangana

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Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple located in Ananthagiri, Ranga Reddy district Vikarabad in Telangana, India. It is temple of Lord Vishnu.The Head priest of this temple is Sri Nalapur Sitaram Chary.


It is believed that, Ananthagiri temple was constructed by Markandeya rishi. The beautiful and peaceful atmosphere has attracted Markandeya rishi in Dvapara Yuga (about 700 BC) to perform yoga.Bhakta Markandeya after performing his meditation and yoga, he used to go to Kasi and take a holy dip in the Ganges river through a small cave which you can see towards left side in temple Garbhagudi.

Once during dwadasi season, Markandeya rishi cannot make it to reach Kasi in the early morning hours. Lord Vishnu moved by this event appeared in his dreams and created a unique path to reach the Ganges to the premises of Markandeya to perform his holy bath their itself.

Lord Vishnu, who was very happy with the prayers of Markandeya rishi ,appeared in front of him and blessed him. Lord Maha Vishnu said that he will be available in salagrama rupa inAnanthagiri hills and will listen the prayers of devotees and bless them. Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy in Ananthagiri Temple is in salagrama rupa and you can see a small cave towards your left in the main Garbha Gudi.

Legend / Local stories

According to Skanda Purana it is believed the temple is installed by the Rishi Markandeya in Dwapara Yuga. Attracted by peaceful atmosphere of Ananthagiri hills Markandeya Rishi came here for yoga sadhana. Every day Markandeya used to go to Kasi from Ananthagiri to take a holy bath in the Ganges through a cave due to his yoga sadhana. On one day he was not able to go to kasi as Dwadasi enter the early hours of the morning. Lord gave Darshana in dream and arranged the Ganges to flow to perform a holy bath for Rishi.

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Rajarshi Muchukunda after fighting for years with rakshasas and killing Kalayavana came to Ananthagiri to take rest and went into deep sleep, He got a boon from devandra that who ever spoils the sleep of his can be killed by burning to ashes. [The hills and the cave where Muchukunda rested is also located to Mount Girnar in the state of Gujarat

Kalayavana rakshsa took control of Dwaraka and followed Lord Krishna and Balarama to Ananthagiri and spoil the sleep of Muchikunda and was killed. Lord Krishna gave darshana in the form of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy to Muchikunda and blessed him to take a permanent place in the world in the form of river. Musi River that originates in these hills, a tributary of Krishna River in the Deccan Plateau region of Telangana that passes through city of Hyderabad is also referred to as Muchukunda River.

Sri Anantha Padmanaba Swamy also gave darshana to markandeya and converted into a charka to swamy.

400 years ago Nizam Nawabs used to come here for hunting and to take rest in the peaceful place of Ananthagiri hills, one day lord Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy came to Nawab dreams and asked him to build the temple for him. The main temple of lord is constructed by Hyderabad Nawab.

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How to Reach:

After just 5 km journey from Vikarabad, you will get to a circle. From here, Ananthagiri temple is just 1 km towards your right and towards left you can get to Harita Resort, Valley View Resort. Once you reach the temple spot, there is a good provision for parking your vehicles on the entrance. You will be greeted by huge statues of Lord Hanuman and Lord Garuda.There is also Lord Shiva temple located just outside Sri Lakshmi Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple which you can visit once you finished your darshan. Pilgrimscan have a holy dip in the temple pushkarini and there are steps to reach this holy pushkarini from inside and outside of the temple.

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