Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple is located in Ananthagiri hills, in Vikarabad, in Rangareddy district, in the state of Telangana, in South India. It is nearly 75 kilometers from Hyderabad. It was successfully built by Nizam nawabs approximately 400 years ago. In this temple the primary deity, Lord Vishnu is in the grand form of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy. Moreover the hill is named as Ananthagiri after him. It is an ancient Hindu temple of this region that has religious and historical significance with a lot of perfection.
According to the local legends, Musi River or Muchukunda River originates a few miles away from Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple. With the blessing of this particular termple, the river travel nearly 90 kilometers to the western side of Hyderabad plus directly flowed due eastern side for almost its entire given course and floods Himayathsagar and Osmansagar. At Pangal in Nalgonda district, it joins the Krishna River after covering a total distance of approximately 240 km. Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple is visited by Hindu pilgrims and devotees with much dedication and commitment after climbing the rocky steps of Ananthagiri Hills. All the ancient vedic rules and regulations are perfectly followed in a traditional and religious manner in this temple to a great extent.
Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple was built nearly 400 years in Ananthagiri hills about 6 km from the mandal of Vikarabad, in Ranga Reddy District. This place was a dense forest dotted with many wild animals during those periods. People used to take risk to climb this hill and visit this temple in order to get the blessing of the God. According to the local legends and historian, this dense forest area is one of the earliest habitat regions. This hilly area is spotted with ancient caves, small temples and medieval fort structures that largely reflect the antiquity of this particular area.
Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple is built based on the traditional Hindu temple architectural styles and patterns that are really unique to South India. It is quite different in all aspect of the ancient Hindu temples of this region. The main tower of this temple has lot of images of major and minor Hindu Gods and Goddess. This temple complex is fully walled. The temple complex also has small temples within its premises. The interior and exterior architecture of this temple reflects its ancient tradition and culture followed in those days at this temple. The well situated in the temple premises is considered as holy and its water is used for pooja and archanas. The steps towards are cared with Hindu religious quotes and saying of the legends.
Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple gives much religious significance to all the major and minor Hindu festivals as per the Hindu religious calendar. The temple conducts special poojas on all important events of Hindu religion. A large number of devotees visit this temple for the special blessing of the God on these important days of festivity such as Chaturmasa, Shayani-ekadashi, in the month of Ashadha and Kartika, Prabodhini- ekadashi, Diwali, Dussera, Gokul-Ashtami, Rama- Navami, Tulsi-Vivaha, Akshaya- Tritiya, Makara- Sankranti, Holi, Datta- Jyanti, Narali Poornima, Dev Diwali and Nag- Pachami. All these special days are marked with poojas performed as per Vedic rules and regulation at this particular temple. The priests of this temple are well-versed in Vedic matters with a lot of perfection.