Sanghi Temple is also a famous movie shooting location. Various movies have been shot at this site. It is a favorite getaway point for the Hyderabadis as well as a popular tourist spot
About the Sanghi Temple
Once visitors reach near the temple they find a big maha dwaram or gateway welcoming them. The Sanghi Temple is located on the hills of Paramanand Giri near Hyderabad. The 15 feet Rajagopuram of the temple is visible from a long distance. A major tourist attraction is nine and half feet tall idol of Lord Venkateshwara, the main diety of the temple, placed inside the sanctum sanctorum here.
Small temples dedicated to various gods and goddess like Anjaneya, Rama, Ganesha,Padmavati, Shiva, Navagrahas, Goddess Ashtalakshimi, Durga and Kartikeya have been built inside the Sanghi temple complex.
To fulfill the floral needs of the temple complex a Pavitra Vanam has also been set up inside the temple premise. Special leaves and flowers are grown in the Pavitra Vanam to perform the puja.
A Kalyan mandapam is also located inside the temple premise. Traditionally weddings and other important functions are organized on the temple grounds. A well-tended lawn in front provides plenty of open space for seating the spectators. Various floral plants have been planted in Pavitra Vanam for the performance of puja of the various gods at the Sanghi temple.
Festivals like Sivaratri, Dussera, Krishnashtami, Sri Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanthi, Vinayaka Chaturthi, and Brahmotsavams are celebrated with great religious belief at the Sanghi Temple.
Sanghi Temple Timings and Rituals
The temple opens early in the morning at 5.00 am for one hour. Suprabhatham is done 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 noon and 4 pm and after 8 pm.
Weekly abhishekam to Sri Ramalingeswara is performed on Mondays, for Hanumna ji it is performed on Tuesdays and weekly abhishekam is performed for Sri Venkateswara, Ashtalakshmi, Parvathi, Padmavathi, and Rama on Fridays.
Sanghi Temple Address
As one approaches the road leading to the Paramanand Giri, a gigantic Maha Dwaram or gate welcomes the visitors. A little further away, a long flight of steps leads to the entrance of the temple complex.
The view of lighting in the night is absolutely wonderful. Photography is strictly prohibited in Sanghi Temple complex.
How to reach Sanghi Temple
APSRTC runs buses from Hyderabad City to the temple.
Bus Routes: 290S and 205K Secunderabad – Sanghi Nagar/Ramoji Film City.
202u, 204u ply from Women’s college to Sanghi Nagar
Timings of Sanghi Temple remains open on all days except Friday and notified public holidays.
Entrance Fee at Sanghi Temple
Adult: Rs.5; Students, Children (Below 12 years): Rs.2.
Other attractions of Sanghi Temple
Cultural film shows on the afternoon of all Saturday and Sunday.
Distance from various locations
Secunderabad Sanghi Temple Distance - 40 kms
Nampally Railway station to Sanghi Temple- 30 kms
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Sanghi Temple – 46 kms