Thousands of devotees from Karimnagar district and other States will make a beeline to attend the 4-day large-scale celebrations of Lord Hanuman jayanthi to be held at Kondagattu, which has been spruced up for the grand event. There is a widespread belief that if issueless parents worshipped the Lord Hanuman for 40 days would get children. And all diseases would vanish provided people made a night halt and slept in the temple premises. Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy is the presiding deity of Kondagattu temple which has been described as first of its kind in the State with a history of 500 years. The biggest Hanuman temple at Kondagattu is 35 km far from the district centre and located on Karimnagar-Jagityal road in Malyala mandal.
According to a legend, Sigam Sanjeevudu, a cow herd, reached this hill in search of his missing animals. He slept after a heavy trek in the terrain. And the Lord Hanuman appeared in his dream and told Sigam that He descended on the hillock. Sigam made a search and Lord Hanuman gave darshan in the form of an idol which emanated magnificent lights.
DARSHAN TO COWHERD
The cowherd built the temple dedicated to Lord Anjaneya Swamy. Along with Hanuman, idols of Sri Venkateshwara Swamy, Alwarulus, Srilaxmi goddess were installed. The temple’s mandap is supported by 16 pillars. To the south of the temple were situated the Kondalarayuni fort, caves, Bojja Pothana, Seethamma tear avenues among others. A big jayanthy celebration for four days will be organised yearly. Devotees wanted all facilities including drinking water supply be provided to them at the temple. Those reach the top of the temple without footwear urged the government to construct a special passage for them particularly in the summer season.