Places of Interest
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Dharmapuri :
Dharmapuri is a village as well as a Mandal headquarters in the Karimnagar district of Telangana, India. This village earned spiritual importance because of the presence of the shrine, which is dedicated to the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple has two very different idols of the lord Narasimha Swamy. The oldest of these idols is called “pata Narasimha Swamy” which means the older Narasimha Swamy and the temple that was established later is called “kotha Narasimha Swamy” which means the new one.
The Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is one of the most important settlements of Vedic Brahmins in the state. Every year in the months of March and April, devotees of the Lord come together to celebrate the famous Dharmapuri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Aalaya Jatara. The town, in the month of December, gets busy for the celebration of Mokshada Ekadashi.
Sri Anjaneya Swamy vari Devasthanam, Kondagattu:
Sri Anjaneya Swamy vari Devasthanam his situated on hill calld Kondagattu Amidst of hills and forest aria at a distance 40 K.M. from Karimnagar and 16 K.M from Jagityal.It is an ancient temple in karimnagar District state to have been come in to existence at about 500 years above attracting good No. of pilgrims. The presiding deity, Sri anjaneya Swamy varu is said to be Swayambhoo as seen from the silasasana wich is available on the external wall ao the main temple.It shows that parents of singam Balaiah i.e Singam Sanjeevudu and Ashamma from Kodimyal Village had Constructed a temple.Deity has given vara to the cow boy of sri S.Sanjeevudu in this forest regarding his were about and in formed in Singns.Sri Venkateswara Swamy, Alwar and Laxmi Ammavaru deitis are situated at the left and right of main deity.
Sri Anjneya Swamy faced to north side of temple along with Narasimha Vaktram Amburilla and shankhu Chakra.The poojas and rituals are being perfumed to the deity in Chatada Sri Visnava Agama Sampradayam.
Another important event in this temple , Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple Kondagattu’ in Karimnagar district is the most Popular ancient Hanuman Temple. The presiding deity Sri Anjaneya is believed as ‘Sanjeeva’ for the diseased, mentally retarded and for childless for progeny.
Water the basic resource of life is worshipped since time immemorial. Worshipping the deities with water Abhishekam. Lord Shiva incarnated as Sri Anjaneya. Here pilgrims perform Abhishekam to fulfill their vows and worship Kondagattu Anjaneya. And Sri Anjaneya Swamy Vari diksha type of 11 days , 21 days 41 days. And Sri Swamy vari CHANDANAM taken from the left hand bowl of swmay varu is a good mahatyam and every devotee is having staunch belief in the above Chandanam .The pilgrim visiting this temple must invariably take CHANDANAM AS PRASADAM.
Sri Anjeneya Swamy is held in high veneration and attracts thousands and thousands of pilgrims every day. Pilgrims not only from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh visit the temple but also far of places from Maharastra to fulfil their vows.
Qila Fort Jagityal:
The history of Telangana Region is marked with bravery and sumptuousness. Marking a great significance to the splendor are the many forts of this region. Each and every fort is unique in its own way and forms an important part of the country’s never ending glory. One such marvel is the Jagtial Fort in the Jagtial district. The establishment of the beautiful fort dates back to the 17th century. It is believed that two European engineers Tal and Jack conceptualized and built this amazing star shaped fort which is surrounded by water. And an interesting thing about this fort is that it got its name after these two engineers, Jag-jack and Tial-Tal. Standing out as the structure built by foreign builders, every inch of this unique fort bears a strong similarity to a European castle. Though most of this fort is now in ruins; its uniqueness still makes it an interesting site, attracting scores of visitors.
The construction materials that were used to build this fort were mainly lime and stones. A huge wooden gate guarded the fort. However, the gate is long gone due to ravages of man and nature.. However, tourists may not be disappointed as the fort still recalls its days of glory with the huge cannons that are scattered throughout the premises.