Located about 25-km from the heart of
Hyderabad city is
the picturesque Sanghi Nagar, an industrial suburb. Seen from several
kilometres away is the Sanghi Temple complex with its 15ft tall sacred
'Raja Gopuram'. Sanghi Temples are located atop the hillock Paramanand
The aura of divinity and the verdant slope around the temple complex is panoramic and breathtaking. A huge 'Maha Dwaram' or gateway welcomes the visitors. A long flight of steps leads to the entrance of the temple complex. Stone elephant heads form the banisters of the stairway.
Standing at the foot of the hillock, one is awestruck to see the three Gopurams towering into the blue sky. Before climbing up to the temple complex on the top, one stops by at the shrine of Lord Anjaneya to take his blessings. Once on top of the hillock, 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.
Lord Venkateswara is the presiding deity of the complex. The 9 1/2 feet tall idol of the deity is a true replica of the one at Tirumala and resides in the imposing sanctum sanctorum in the center of the complex. 'Alankaram' and 'Abhishekam' are regularly performed to the Lord at the Balaji temple.
To the right of the Balaji temple, stands the abode of Goddess Padmavati, the consort of Lord Venkateswara. The 'Vimanam' of Padmavati Temple is 32-ft. The deity here is seated on a lotus and is also holding lotuses in her hand and is described as the epitome of love, mercy and compassion.
To the left of the Balaji temple is Lord Shiva, seated on a lotus with a crescent moon decorating his hair and a trident in his right hand. Standing next to the Lord is "Shakti Swaroopini" Kamalambika.
There are also temples of Lord Rama accompanied by Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, Lord 'Vijayganapati', 'Navagraha' deities, Kartikeya, Goddess Durga, and 'Ashta Lakshmi'.
Flowers For Gods
The exotic flowers for the Gods in the temple 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.
A Venue For Celebrations
The temple complex also houses a 'Kalyan Mandapam' where marriages and other auspicious ceremonies are performed. A well-tended lawn in front provides plenty of open space for seating the spectators. Different pujas are performed each day. Besides, the temple at Sanghi offers special pujas during festivals.
temple opens in the early morning at 5.00 am. For one hour, 'Suprabhatam'
is done followed by archana to the deities from 6.00 am to 8.00 am.
General 'darshan' for the devotees is allowed from 8.30 am to 10.30 am.
and 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Pujas and 'Sevas' are held between 6.00 pm and
8.00 pm. The temple remains closed between 12.00 am and 4.00 pm and after
Weekly 'Abhishekam' is performed to the deities between 8.00 am and 9.00 am - 'Sri Ramalingeswara' (Mondays), Sri Hanuman (Tuesdays), 'Sri Venkateswara', 'Ashta Lakshmi', Parvati, Padmavati, and Rama (Fridays).
Hyderabad is well connected by Air, Rail and Road with all the important places within and outside the state. For City transportation, City buses, Taxis and Autorickshaws are available.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Hyderabad.