Manikonda is one among the places of
religious importance in Mahboobnagar
district. This place is situated at a distance of 6-km from Devarkadra
railway station on the Secunderabad-Dronachellam section of the South
As the place was originally a thick forest and the hill on which Lord Venkateswara established Himself was in the heart of the forest, this place is called 'Mannemkonda' ('Mannem' is forest and 'Konda' is hill), 'Manyamkonda' and 'Manikonda'.
The most important place of attraction in
the village is the shrine of Lakshmi Venkateswara on a hill 915m high at a
distance of 2-km from the village. Against the back wall appears the idol
of Lord Venkateswara claimed by devotees to be 'self-manifested'
resembling the idol at Tirupati.
Time For the Festivity
The Venkateswara Brahmotsavam during January- February and the Alivelumanga Tayaru Brahmotsavam during February- March attracts about one-lakh pilgrims not only from the district but also from the neighboring districts.