Beechupally is one of the famous shrines for the god Hanuman (Anjaneya Swamy). It is located on the banks of Krishna River at about 30 kilometers downstream after Jurala Project in JOGULAMBA GADWAL district, Telangana.
The shores of Krishna River at this location are noted for carrying out obsequies to the departed souls as per the Hindu custom.
The development of the shrine has been augmented by the passage of national highway (NH7) through the village. A road bridge built in 1950s helped trading between Telangana and Rayalaseema regions of the Andhra Pradesh. The bridge was one of the first connections between central/north India and south India.
This highway is renumbered as NH-44 [National Highway 44 (India)].
Initially, the shrine consisted a Hanuman temple about 200 meters away from the river and a Shiva lingam temple near the river. During the rainy season, the water flow becomes high enough to touch the Shiva lingam temple. A temple for Lord Rama was also built in the area in 1992. For the convenience of devotees, several ghats were built for pushkara snanam, a sacred bath that takes place every 12 years. Since then its development continued to expand. In 2004 pushkaras, the shrine was developed with greater facilities making it one of the major places for pushkara snanam (sacred dip).
During 2016 Krishna Pushkaras the government of Telangana State made eloborate arrangements and constructed several ghats for the pilgrims.
The Beechupally shrine is near two islands on the Krishna River. A larger island (Gurram Gadda village) is about 10 km² area is populated with farmers due to its soil fertility. A smaller island on the east side is called Nizam Konda (port belongs to Nizam Nawabs).
How to Reach:
RGIA-Hyderabad Shamshabad Airport is the Nearest airport.Which is nearly 180 Kms from this tourist place.
Gadwal is the nearest railway station located at a distance of nearly 15 km.
Beechupally Temple is located approximately 220 km from Hyderabad and 15 km from Gadwal Town and also easily accessible through Hyderabad-Bangalore National Highway No.44.