Hindu temples always attract thousands of devotees and many of them were built centuries ago, and hence these shrines are considered ancient and holy. Mahabubnagar district in Telangana, is home to many such famous pilgrim centers and one of them is Manyamkonda Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple.
There are many temples located usually on hillocks, which is of particular reverence in Hindu Mythology. Manyamkonda Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple too is located atop Manyamkonda hill. It is a shrine dedicated to the worship of Lord Venkateshwara in Mahabubnagar district. It is also called as "Palamoor Tirupathi" by ardent devotees who throng the temple premises for darshan and spiritual salvation.
Manyamkonda Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple is not only a divine destination but it is also considered as one of the important spiritual centers in Mahabubnagar District. The main deity here is Sri Venkateshwara Swamy, The divine destination is also called as a HariharaKshetra. This temple is located in a cave, which is actually perched on the top of three hills. One can enjoy the natural, scenic beauty at the temple. Annual festival is usually held on the day of Magha Purnima, which attracts thousands of pilgrims.
It is believed that sages and spiritual gurus like Narasimha Yogi, Kasirayalu, Veerappaiah, EttepuRamayogi andYanumaddhasu meditated here in the ancient days and hence it is also known as Munulakonda. With the passage of time it has been referred to as Manyamkonda. Here pilgrims can explore the ancient caves where the sages’ were once believed to have practiced penance. The aura of the shrine and the hillocks makes one feel a sense of spiritual bliss and soulful rejuvenation. This is one main reason why it is quite popular among Hindus, wherein devotees from neighboring states of AP and Karnataka too visit the shrine. Renowned singer Sri Narayana Konda Hanumadas is known to have come from this place.
Manyamkonda Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple is located at a distance of nearly 22 km from Mahabubnagar town and the temple is well-accessible by road.There are a series of steps leading to the shrine on the hillock. For accommodation, Mahabubnagar town, which has many options for hotels, can be preferred.