Sri Lakshmi Narashimar and Uma Maheswarar temple. Secunderabad, AP  

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  1. Sri Lakshmi Narashimar temple:

    The temple is in a lane leading to Market Street from RP road, Secunderabad, AP
    The temple is under renovation. They have shifted main deities to balayalam near the temple premises within a shutter nearby the temple premises.
    Main Deity is Lakshmi Narashima Swamy.

    The main deity is having his left leg front which means he is ready to help one who
    Worship him. We see Sanku and chakkram held to his point fingers and rest of the four fingers together pointed towards him. The other two hands of Narashimar is, Abhya hastham and Varadha hastham.

    Other deities that belong to the temple is Andal, Azwar, Anjaneyar, and Utsavar

  2. Uma Maheswarar Temple.

    This temple is on the lane that connects General Bazaar from RP Road.
    We may have to climb few steps to enter into the temple.

    Main deity is in Lingam form known as Uma Maheswarar. Ganapathy is seen in different sanctum next to the main sanctum. Other deities seen inside are Sathya Narayanar, Anjaneyar, and step down few steps to go around Navagrahas.

  3. Lakshmi Narayanar temple:

    This temple is about 5 minutes walk in the opposite lane of Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple.There is a huge Raja Gopuram and we see dwjasthambam with Garudazwar facing main deity Lakshmi Narayanar.

    The main deity is Lakshmi Narayanar of Marble stone.There is a separate sanctum for Andal and Azwar.

  4. Kannika Parameswari Temple:

    This temple is about five minutes walk from Lakshmi Narayanar Temple.
    The temple is attached to marriage hall. We see Kannika Parameswari as main deity with Sri Chakra in front of her.

    We find utsavar in front of her. There is a separate sanctum for Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathavardhini.

    Anjaneyar is seen in separate sanctum in the main hall.

Sri Ranganadha swamy and Peddamma temple. Hyderabad.  

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  1. Ranganadha Swamy temple:

    Sri Ranganadha swamy temple is located at Rangbagh, Nanakram guda Hyderabad, which is about 17 kms from central Hyd. The temple is about 350 years old.

    The temple and its surrounding lands were purchased by Seth Shival pitti in the year 1861. It was a part of the private property of the Pitti family till 1954. Now it is transferred to trust which was created by pitti family.

    This is the only temple of the present day which has re-aligned rituals of worship with traditional dance during Brahmotsavam. This was started in the year 1966 and it has marked a new chapter of indian dance.

    As we enter in we see Dwajasthambam with brass covering. we first pray to garuda and Hanuman in front of Ranganadhar to main hall.

    Main deity SRi Ranganadha swamy is carved from a single black stone. Ranganadhar is in relaxed reclining posture under the hood of Adi seshan. We see Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Neela devi beside him and Brahama on lotus.

    Ranganadhar is resting his head on a hand and facing deciples who come to temple. Sanku and chakkra to two hands and fourth one is to the side.

    To the same stone on the top we see incarnations of Dasavatharam which is rare thing. Pancha lokha urchava moorthy of all deities are seen inside the main sanctum.

    As we go around the main sanctum we see seperate sanctum for Acharas and Ramanajacharya. One more sanctum is there for goddess Laksmi made of black stone. Urchavar is also there in pancha lokha.

    Annual brahmaotsavam is celebrated and utsava moorthy are taken around with various vahanas.

  2. Peddamma temple :

    The temple is thousand years as per the legend. This temple is in Jubilee hills.It is on the main road.

    The goddess inside the main sanctum is sitting on simha vahanam as santha swarupam.

    The legend says Goddess after slaying the demons visited the place to quench her thirst at the well situated here and she was seen by a sheperd and that moment goddess turned into an idol. a small temple was built at that time in thr same place.

    In 1993-94 the temple has developed with sanctum sanctoram,and Raja gopuram.
    As we take a round of the main sanctum we see Nava matha sculptures in a small sanctum.

    Next to this temple in the same premises there is another temple where Valamburi ganesha is seen. To either sides in different sanctums Goddess Lakshmi Devi and Goddess saraswathi are seen.

    There is seperate sanctum for Nagadevata in the same premises of Peddamma temple