Manik Prabhu Temple is located in a small hamlet village by the name Maniknagar in a taluk town known as Humnabad in the Bidar district of North Karnataka, the Manik Prabhu Temple is dedicated to a great ascetic. On the outskirts of Humnabad lies the Manik Prabhu temple – about a kilometre away from this taluk town.
Legend and Stories
Shri Manik Prabhu Maharaj was a great saint and is believed to be the fourth incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. He was born in 1817 and attained Samadhi on 1865. The saint till this date commands a lot of devotees who have faith and trust in him.
Shri Manik Prabhu Maharaj’s contemporaries were Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi, Shri Gondavalekar Maharaj and Shri Akkalkot Swami Maharaj. They often met him and discussed matters of spiritual and intellectual wisdom. The ascetic is hailed as Haktakarya Kalpadruma. His name is also associated with the first war of Indian independence during the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857. The saint is renowned for his mystic powers through which he eradicated the pain and sufferings of many devotees who came to seek his blessings and advise. The saint stressed on the importance of following the path of Bhakti. Shri Manik Prabhu Maharaj has innumerable poetic contributions which are all dedicated to the Lord Brahma. The saint was given the title of Sakalamatacharya as all communities revered and respected him. Shri Manik Prabhu Maharaj founded a new school of thought which stressed on equality over all diversities of faith, persuasions and religion.
How To Reach Manik Prabhu Temple
The nearest airport is located in Hyderabad
The nearest railhead is at Gulbarga. Major trains running between Mumbai–Chennai, Mumbai–Hyderabad, Mumbai–Bangalore and New Delhi–Bangalore halt at Gulbarga.
On the intersection of Bidar-Bangalore state highway and Pune-Hyderabad NH 9, the taluk of Humnabad is situated .One can reach Humnabad by road through Pune (385 km), Hyderabad (160 km), Sholapur (143 km) or Gulbarga (65 km).
Manik Prabhu Temple,
Karnataka, Pincode – 585353.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be cured of illnesses
- To be successful in work
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M