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Skandagiri, Kamakotinagar, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad 500061
A group of enthusiastic and ardent followers of Sri Subrahmanyaswamy got together, way back in the year 1961, and formed SRI SUBRAHMANYA SWAMY AADI KRITHIGAI LAKSHARCHANA COMMITTEE, with the initiative of Sri R Rajagopala Iyer and Sri P Nataraja Iyer. The Committee was celebrating the Aadi (solar month of Karkata) Krithigai festival, year after year in temples and halls in Secunderabad before the Committee decided to build a Temple for Sri Subrahmanyaswamy.

One of the founder members of Committee, Shri N Rajamani, being an ardent devotee, volunteered to offer making the moola vigrahas for Sri Subrahmanya Swamy and His Consorts and also Sri Sundara Vinayaka Moorthy as his personal contribution and placed an order with a Sthapathy at Chidambaram on 5 March 1965. On the early morning of 27 April 1965, Sri Subrahmanyaswamy appeared in the devotee's dream and ordained him to follow a saltless diet till the installation of the vigrahas at the proposed temple. The vigrahas were received in the next few months; however, the search for the location for the temple continued. This necessitated the 'dhaanyadhi vaasa' for the moola moorthies for a prolonged period of time.

His Holiness Sri Jagadguru Sankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Paramacharya Pujya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal was camping in Swaarajya Press premises, Secunderabad during April 1968. The members of Aadi Krithigai Lakhsharchana Committee sought the blessings of His Holiness and expressed their concern in finding an appropriate location for the proposed temple. His Holiness visits to the neighbourhood from the place of His camp brought Paramacharya to the close proximity of the small hillock in Padmaraonagar, which He visualized as the most appropriate location for the Temple. It was then that His Holiness sent for the owner of the hillock Sri Ennala Balaram with His message. The owner readily agreed to donate that piece of land for the construction of the temple.

On 18  May 1968, the shankusthapanam for Sri Sundara Vinayagar and Sri Subrahmanyaswamy temples was done by Pujya Sri His Holiness Mahaswamigal Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. The Sundara Vinayagar temple was completed in a record period and the Maha Kumbhabhishekam was done by His Holiness on 26 August 1968, with significant donation coming from Smt & Sri V. Seshadri. The Divine Grace of Sri Paramacharya who performed the shankusthapanam continues to be our guiding force till date and will continue to be so.
The Mahakumbhabhishekam of Sri Subrahmanyaswamy Temple was performed as ordained by His Holiness, on 22 January 1970 - Thai Poosam day - by Sahithya Kartha Kalaimaamani Sri Swarna Venkatesa Dikshatar of Chidambaram, with major contributions coming from Smt. Lakshmi Rajalingam Mudaliar of Bolarum.

We are privileged to have Padmashri Silpi Kalanidhi Shri Ganapathy Sthapathy as the Pradhaana Sthapathy of our temple. With his vast knowledge in the Shilpa sastras he has been extending all necessary support including design, planning and supervision in the construction of the temple purely as a voluntary service.

Later Sri Kamakshi Amman, Sri Ekambareshwarar and Navagraha sannidhis were constructed and Kumbhabhishekam performed on 7 May 1973, by Swarna Venkatesa Dikshatar in the august presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya of Pushpagiri Peetam.

Smt & Sri Jambunathan informed the Committee that they have been blessed by His Holiness to install a Sri Jaya Durga Vigraham in our temple and offered to donate the same. It was decided to have a separate sannidhi for Sri Jaya Durga in accordance with Kumara Thantram.

Sri Rama Navami Cultural Festival represented by Shri Subhasri, also a member of the Temple Managing Committee, volunteered to contribute towards cost of Moola Vigrahas of Sri Varadarajaswamy with Sridevi and Sri Bhudevi. The sanku stapana pooja for Sri Jaya Durga sannidhi and Sri Varadaraja sannidhi was performed on 19 August 1977 in the august presence of His Holiness Shri Pejawar Swamigal.

The Kumbhabhishekam for Sri Jaya Durga sannidhi and Sri Varadaraja sannidhi was performed on 12  April 1978 in the presence of Pujya Sri Sankaracharya Swamigal of Pushpagiri Peetam.

It is interesting to note that this is the only prominent temple in our state wherein a sannidhi for Sridevi – Bhoodevi sameda Sri Varadarajaswamy exists within the same temple premises, as ordained by Pujya Sri Sri Paramacharya Mahaswamigal.

Now the temple complex represents the Shanmathasthaapana as advocated by the Advaita proponent, Great Jagadguru Sri Aadi Shankara and the poojas are being performed accordingly.
The Punaruddharana ashtabhandhana Mahakumbhabhishekam was performed by His Holiness Pujya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam on 10 June 1987.

A hall at the ground floor located in the north-east portion constructed for use of His Holiness during His Holiness' visit to the twin cities by Sri J L N Sarma was dedicated to His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal on 8 May 1988.

The Mahakumbhabhishekam of Rajagopuram built in Chola style and in line with the Brihadeeswara Temple at Tanjavur, the Aarupadaiveedu (the six holy shrines of Sri Subrahmanyaswamy viz. Thiruparankundram, Thiruchendur, Palani, Swamimalai, Thiruthani and Palamudhircholai – depicted at the front elevation and the installation of the Dwajasthambam was performed by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal on 22 June 1989. A sannidhi for Sri Sivakami sameda Sri Nataraja and the vigrahas of Sri Lakshmi, Sri Saraswathi, Sri Bhairavar and Sri Idumbhar were also consecrated later. Sri Shanmugar with His consorts Sri Valli and Sri Devasena made in panchaloha, was consecrated in the year 2002.

Later Vigrahams for Sri Appar, Sri Sundarar, Sri Thirugnanasambhandhar, Sri Arunagirinathar, Sri Manikyavachakar, Sri Agastiar, and Navaveeras were installed During the year 1989, a devotee by name Sri Selva Dorai, contributed all his wealth for the cause of making a silver Ratham for the temple and then he undertook a pilgrimage to South India visiting the holy shrines of Sri Subrahmanyaswamy, never to return. This became the nucleus around which other contributions were received in abundance and a silver Ratham was made out of 200 Kgs. of silver standing to a height of 16 feet. It is an ecstatic experience to watch the Deities being drawn in silver Ratham on important festival days.

The recent Punaruddharana Swarnabhandana Mahakumbhabhishekam was performed by Their Holiness Pujya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Pujya Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal in April 2002, with Sivaagama Vidwan, Sivaagama Archanamani Sivasri V Parameswara Sivachariar as the Chief Priest.
This temple has become a landmark in the twin cities and attracts devotees in large numbers particularly on Tuesdays, Fridays and a number of festival days when special Poojas are performed to all Deities in a grand manner. The Brahmotsavam of the Temple is being performed during the month of Vaikasi (May-June) every year on a large scale.

The Temple celebrates many other important festivals throughout the year attracting devotees in large numbers. Special mention is to be made of festivals like Sri Vinayaka Chaturthi, Sankatahara Chaturti for Sri Sundara Vinayagar, Aadi Krithigai, Subbaraya Sashti, Mahaskanda Sashti, Thai Poosam. Panguni Uttiram, and other festivals for Sri Subrahmanyaswamy and Pradhosha Poojas, Mahasivarathri, Maharudrams performed during the Kartika months for Lord Ekambareswarar, Vasantha Navarathri and Sharadha Navarathri festivals for Sri Jaya Durga & Sri Kamakshi Amman.

This temple is a tribute to the public spirit of devotion and continued patronage. Thousands of devotees from far and wide have rendered and continue to render valuable services to this temple by way of their utmost devotion and generous offerings in cash and kind. The devotees swell in number day-by-day and that speaks immensely of the Divine Grace of the Supreme Almighty enshrined on this hillock.