The 10 Best Temples To Visit In Hyderabad
Hyderabad boasts of several historical places in the city that have enthralled every spectator. The serene temples of Hyderabad will surely leave every visitor, whether an admirer of architecture or a devotee, in awe with their unmatched beauty.
Spiritual Quest – Famous Temples In Hyderabad
The famous temples in Hyderabad are well-known for the festivals organised by them and for their splendid architecture. While some of the temples in the city date back to the 15th century, the other temples are a new addition to the city that were constructed in the 21st century.
Whether you want to spend some time reflecting on life or seek blessings from the supreme power, the temples in Hyderabad are a perfect place for you. For those who are keen on visiting these shrines, we have spotted the best temples in Hyderabad for you to go to.
1. Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple
Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple, also known as Peddamma Gudi, located at Jubilee Hills is one of the most popular temples in Hyderabad. The word “Peddamma” is derived from two words Pedda and Amma, which translates into ‘The Supreme Mother’ or ‘Mother of the Mothers’.
The annual Bonalu festival attracts devotees from different corners of the city to seek the blessings from Goddess Laxmi, the supreme deity of the temple. There are also other smaller temples dedicated to Ganapati, Saraswathi and Naga Devatha. Mahotsavam and Rathotsavam are two other popular festivals celebrated by the devotees during the month of February.
- Location: Road Number 55, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033
- Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 8 PM
2. Birla Mandir
The elegant Birla Mandir in Hyderabad is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. Since the temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, this temple is popularly known as Birla Mandir. The Birla Mandirs are located in several cities in India.
The consorts of Lord Venkateshwara, Padmavati and Andal are also placed in separate shrines within the Birla Mandir. There are also shrines within the temple premises dedicated to other gods and goddesses, namely Shiva, Shakti, Brahma, Ganesha, Hanuman, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Saibaba.
- Location: Hill Fort Road, Ambedkar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004
- Timings: 7 AM to 12 PM and 3 PM to 9 PM
3. Shri Jagannath Temple
Shri Jagannath Temple in Hyderabad was constructed by the Odia community of the city. The temple at Banjara Hills is said to be a replica of the iconic Jagannath Temple of Puri. Similar to the Rath Yatra of Puri, this temple also organises this popular annual festival, which attracts devotees from across the city.
Although the temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, the idols of his siblings, namely Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are also placed in the sanctum of the temple. There are also shrines within the temple premises dedicated to other gods and goddesses of Hinduism such as Lakshmi, Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman and Navagrahas.
- Location: Plot No- 1269, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
- Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM and 5 PM to 9 PM
4. Chilkur Balaji Temple
Chilkur Balaji Temple, also known as Visa Balaji Temple, is one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad, constructed in the 14th century. Lord Balaji is the presiding deity of Chilkur Balaji Temple.
This temple situated on the banks of Osman Sagar is one of the few temples in the country with no green channel or privileges for VIP persons.
- Location: Chilkur Balaji Temple Road, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075
- Timings: 5 AM to 8 PM
5. Balkampet Yellamma Pochamma Temple
Balkampet Yellamma is one of the most revered temples in Hyderabad, and was built in the 15th century. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Yellamma; Yellamma translates into Mother of the Universe. Goddess Yellamma is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Kali.
The temple witnesses a huge crowd every Sunday and Tuesday. The celestial marriage ceremony of Yellamma Kalyanotsavam and Bonalu Jathara Festival are two main festivals celebrated at the temple.
- Location: Balkampet Road, BK Guda, Balkampet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500038
- Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 8 PM
6. Shri Ashtalakshmi Temple
Shri Ashtalakshmi Temple located at Kothapet is dedicated to Goddesses Ashtalakshmi. The magnificent temple has a distinct style of South Indian architecture that often bewilders its onlookers. It is one of the few temples in India that house Goddess Lakshmi in her eight splendorous forms.
The richly decorated idols of about 134 idols adorn the mahagunpuram. This splendid temple looks even more spectacular at night after being illuminated.
- Location: Plot No.52, 55, W Road No. 4, Ramakrishnapuram, Kothapet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500102
- Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM and 5 PM to 9 PM
The majestic ISKCON temple at Abids is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hyderabad. ISKCON is also known as Sri Radha-Madana-Mohana temple since Lord Sri Krishna is the presiding deity of the temple. The beautiful paintings and richly decorated idols of the temple will surely amaze you.
The tranquil surroundings of the temple make it a perfect place to visit early in the morning for aarti, meditation, kirtan, bhajans and many such spiritual activities. The splendid architecture and lush green lawns add on to the tranquillity of the place.
- Location: Nampally Station Road, Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan Mandir, Hare Krishna Land, Abids, Hyderabad, Telangana 500001
- Timings: 4:30 AM to 1 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:45 PM
8. Hare Krishna Golden Temple
Hare Krishna Golden Temple located at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad is the first Golden Temple to be constructed in Telangana. Since the temple is situated on Hare Krishna Hillock, the temple is named as Hare Krishna Golden Temple.
The splendid temple has some unique architectural features such as 50 feet Golden Dhwaja Stambh, 4600 square feet Maha Mandapam, 5 golden stairs Rajagopuram and 10 step Japa Mantapa. Hare Krishna Golden Temple has two shrines, namely at Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.
- Location: Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kshetram Road #12, near Anti Corruption Bureau office, NBT Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
- Timings: 4:30 AM to 12:15 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:25 PM
9. Sai Baba Temple
Sai Baba Temple at Dilsukhnagar is one of the most popular temples for the devotees of Sai Baba. Marathi Pooja and Aarati are held every day at the temple in the morning and evenings.
The temple attracts devotees from different parts of the city to take part in the spiritual activities of the temple and enjoy the tranquillity of the place. Devotees visit to experience the peaceful ambience and other spiritual activities of the temple.
- Location: 46, Sai Baba Temple Road, Anamangal Kumari Kunta, besides Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500060
- Timings: 7 :15 AM to 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 3 PM to 5:45 PM and 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
10. Film Nagar Daiva Sannidhanam
The splendid white marble temple is one of the most serene temples in Hyderabad. The temple has shrines dedicated to several Hindu gods and goddesses such as Venkateshwara Swamy, Rama, Hanuman, Ganesh and many others.
- Location: Road 38, Jubilee Hills, Near Film chamber, Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082
- Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM and 4 PM and 8 PM
The peaceful ambience, aarti and bhajans will surely have a positive impact on your mind and soul. The temples in Hyderabad are some of the best places to experience spirituality.
Have you visited any of the above-mentioned temples? Share your experience with us by commenting in the section below. Let us know in the comment section below if you would like to add any other beautiful temple on this list.
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