Built in 11th Centry AD Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is one of the marvelous temple of Lord Hanuman which is eight and half centuries old historic temple. No doubt that it’s one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is located at Karmanghat which is closer to Sagar Ring Road and it was constructed in 1143 by Kakatiya kings.
There is a beautiful story behind the construction of this temple which shows the power of Lord Hanuman. Once a Kakatiya king was in forest for hunting as his hobby and when he was on rest under a tree, he heard loud chanting of Lord Rama’s name. It was shell-shocked to see the voice coming from the vigraha of Lord Hanuman sited in posture position. With great respect he took the blessing of Lord Hanuman and returned to his kingdom. On that night Lord appeared in his dreams and asked him to construct a temple at that place.
The temple was constructed in 11th Century AD and when Aurangazeb sent out troops to all corners of the country to wipe out Hindus and Hindu temples. When they came to this temple his army couldn’t even enter the compound wall and nor could Aurangzeb could do the dare to enter the temple.
Then he heard some sounds like thunder with voice “Mandir todna hain rajan to karo man ghat” meaning if you want to break the temple then make your heart stronger. This place was so named Kar-man-ghat.
It’s located 8 km from the city center at Nampally. The closest MMTS station is Malakpet and the closest bus stop is Karmanghat bus stop. It’s located on the roadside of road connecting Karmanghat and LB Nagar. From LB Nagar is 3 km walk to this temple.