Sanghi temple is located in Sanghi Nagar, 25 kms from Hyderabad. It is situated in a hillock called as Paramanand Giri, as one enters a huge Maha Dwaram or gateway welcomes the visitors. A little further away, a long flight of steps leads to the entrance of the temple complex. The presiding deity of the complex is Lord Venkateshwara , 9-½ ft tall. A heavy, beautifully carved door forms the main entrance of the temple complex. The majestic temple complex is built in the Chola-Chalukya style of architecture and hosts all important Hindu god idols.
If you stand at the foot of the hillock, one is awestruck to see the three Gopurams towering into the blue sky. And before ascending to the temple complex on top, one stops by at the shrine of Lord Anjaneya, son of the wind God, who is believed to guide the devotees to the abode of Gods. The red-faced Lord Anjaneya is the embodiment of death to the demons and his very name drives away all evils.
Other Temples inside the complex
You can explore other small temples inside the complex dedicated to Padmavati, Shiva, Rama, Anjaneya, Ganesha, Navagrahas, Goddess Ashtalakshimi, Durga and Kartikeya. There is also a Pavitra Vanam or a holy garden in the temple complex where special leaves and flowers are grown for performing poojas. The complex also consist a Kalyana Mandapam where marriages and other auspicious ceremonies are performed. Different poojas are performed each day. Besides some special poojas are performed during festivals.
Flower For Gods
can take the exotic flowers for the Gods which are grown in the 'Pavitra Vanam' or "Holy Garden". Plots have been demarcated for each deity and special leaves and flowers are grown for performing pujas.
Timings of the Temple
The temple opens early in the morning at 5.00 am. For one hour, Suprabhatam is recited, followed by Archana to the deities from 6 am to 8 am. General darshan for the devotees is allowed from 8.30 am to 10.30 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. Poojas and Sevas are held between 6 pm and 8 pm. The temple remains closed between 12 am and 4 pm and after 8 pm. Weekly Abhishekam is performed to the deities between 8 am and 9 am - Sri Ramalingeshwara (Mondays) Sri Hanuman (Tuesdays), Sri Venkateshwara, Ashtalakshmi, Parvathi, Padmavathi and Rama (Fridays).
Festivals in the temple
Festivals like Sivaratri, Sri Rama Navami, Krishnashtami, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Dussera, Hanuman Jayanthi and Brahmotsavams are performed with religious fervor and gaiety. It is a favourite getaway point for the Hyderabadis as well as a popular tourist spot.
Location : 25 km. from Hyderabad