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Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple located in Ananthagiri, Ranga Reddy district Vikarabad in Telangana, India. It is temple of Lord Vishnu.The Head priest of this temple is Sri Nalapur Sitaram Chary.
Ananthagiri Temple Wikipedia
According to Skanda Purana it is believed the temple is installed by the Rishi Markandeya in Dwapara Yuga. Attracted by peaceful atmosphere of Ananthagiri hills Markandeya Rishi came here for yoga sadhana . Every day Markandeya used to go to Kasi from Ananthagiri to take a holy bath in the Ganges through a cave due to his yoga sadhana. On one day he was not able to go to kasi as Dwadasi enter the early hours of the morning. Lord gave Darshana in dream and arranged the Ganges to flow to perform a holy bath for Rishi.
Rajarshi Muchikunda after fighting for years with rakshasas came to Ananthagiri to take rest and went into deep sleep, He got a boon from devandra that who ever spoils the sleep of his can be killed by burning to ashes.
Kalayavana rakshsa took control of Dwaraka and followed Lord Krishna and Balarama to Ananthagiri and spoil the sleep of Muchikunda and was killed. Lord Krishna gave darshana in the form of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy to Muchikunda and blessed him to take a permanent place in the world in the form of river. The same river today is supposed to be Moosi which flows through Hyderabad.
Sri Anantha Padmanaba Swamy also gave darshana to markandeya and converted into a charka to swamy.
400 years ago Nizam Nawabs used to come here for hunting and to take rest in the peaceful place of Ananthagiri hills, one day lord Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy came to Nawab dreams and asked him to build the temple for him. The main temple of lord is constructed by Hyderabad Nawab.