In the Karimnagar District (Telangana) lies the village of Manthani. The village has a lot of temples most of which were built in the Kakatiya period. Some of the temples built around that period are Lord Saileshwara Temple, Laxmi Narayana Swamy Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple, Gautameswara Temple, Vinayaka Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Saraswati Temple, Ramalayam Temple, Panchayatanam Temple and the Omkeshwara Temple.
About The Temple
The 250 year old Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most important temples and is located on the banks of a small lake known as Ravula Cheruvu. The temple worships Goddess Laxmi who is known as the goddess of wealth. The Goddess stands on a stone slab and is shown holding a dagger, a kumkuma bharine, a lotus and a chakra in each of her four hands.
A magnificent door was recently constructed and plans for covering the doors with silver sheets. A lot of people are contributing to raising the funds for the temple. The temple attracts a large number of devotees on the Devi Navaratri Utsavams, besides bhajans, poojas and weekly poojas and during Fridays.
How to Reach Manthani
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the closest Airport.
The Ramagundam Railway station is located 27km from Manthani and is the closest railway station.
Manthani is well connected by bus routes from all major cities of Telangana.
Manthani, karimnagar District,
Telangana, India, Pincode – 505184.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of debt
- Good health
- Family welfare
- Attainment of noble positions
Adhilakshmi Namasthesthu Parabrahma Swaroopine Yeshodhehi Dhanamdehi Sarvakamamcha Dehimey Mangaley Mangaladhare Mangalya Manggalapradhey Mangalartham Mangalesi Mangalyam Dehime Sadaaaa
Meaning -Goddess Adilakshmi, the supreme Brahman, we offer our salutations to you and ask you to grant us wealth and prosperity. Fulfill our wishes O auspicious Goddess for you are auspiciousness personified and you grant auspiciousness. Grant us eternal happiness and prosperity.
Namasthesthu Mahamaye Sri Petesura Poojithey Sanguchakra Gatha Hasthey Mahalakshmi Namosthuthey Namasthey Garudaroodey Kolasurea Bayankari Sarva Papa Hare Devi Mahalakshmi Namosthutehy
Meaning -Oh all powerful Mahalakshmi, the seat of wealth and who devas worship, salutations to you, for you are one who has a conch, a disc and a mace in your hands.
Namastulasi Kalyaani Namo Vishhnupriye Shubhe Namo Moksha Pradey Devii Namah Sampatpradaayinee
Meaning -I bend down to Tulasi, who is so dear to Lord Vishnu and who bestows good luck on devotees, who helps one attain salvation and who bestows wealth on all devotees.
Samudra Vasaney Devi Parvathasthana Madale ; Vishnupatnii Namasthubhyam Paadha Sparsham Kshamashamey
Meaning -Oh Mother Earth, I beg your forgiveness for placing my feet on you, the one who wears oceans, forests and mountains and Lord Vishnu's wife, I bow to you.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.