Sri Ranganadha swamy and Peddamma temple. Hyderabad.  

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  1. Ranganadha Swamy temple:

    Sri Ranganadha swamy temple is located at Rangbagh, Nanakram guda Hyderabad, which is about 17 kms from central Hyd. The temple is about 350 years old.

    The temple and its surrounding lands were purchased by Seth Shival pitti in the year 1861. It was a part of the private property of the Pitti family till 1954. Now it is transferred to trust which was created by pitti family.

    This is the only temple of the present day which has re-aligned rituals of worship with traditional dance during Brahmotsavam. This was started in the year 1966 and it has marked a new chapter of indian dance.

    As we enter in we see Dwajasthambam with brass covering. we first pray to garuda and Hanuman in front of Ranganadhar to main hall.

    Main deity SRi Ranganadha swamy is carved from a single black stone. Ranganadhar is in relaxed reclining posture under the hood of Adi seshan. We see Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Neela devi beside him and Brahama on lotus.

    Ranganadhar is resting his head on a hand and facing deciples who come to temple. Sanku and chakkra to two hands and fourth one is to the side.

    To the same stone on the top we see incarnations of Dasavatharam which is rare thing. Pancha lokha urchava moorthy of all deities are seen inside the main sanctum.

    As we go around the main sanctum we see seperate sanctum for Acharas and Ramanajacharya. One more sanctum is there for goddess Laksmi made of black stone. Urchavar is also there in pancha lokha.

    Annual brahmaotsavam is celebrated and utsava moorthy are taken around with various vahanas.

  2. Peddamma temple :

    The temple is thousand years as per the legend. This temple is in Jubilee hills.It is on the main road.

    The goddess inside the main sanctum is sitting on simha vahanam as santha swarupam.

    The legend says Goddess after slaying the demons visited the place to quench her thirst at the well situated here and she was seen by a sheperd and that moment goddess turned into an idol. a small temple was built at that time in thr same place.

    In 1993-94 the temple has developed with sanctum sanctoram,and Raja gopuram.
    As we take a round of the main sanctum we see Nava matha sculptures in a small sanctum.

    Next to this temple in the same premises there is another temple where Valamburi ganesha is seen. To either sides in different sanctums Goddess Lakshmi Devi and Goddess saraswathi are seen.

    There is seperate sanctum for Nagadevata in the same premises of Peddamma temple

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