Dec. 1, 2020

Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the Bhagyalakshmi temple while on a trip to Hyderabad. And Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made a pitch for renaming the city as Bhagyanagar.


  • Bhagyalakshmi temple is a small temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, adjacent to the southeast minar of Charminar. Made of bamboo poles and tarpaulins, it has a tin roof, and the southeast minar forms its back wall.

  • There is no definitive version on how and when exactly it came up, but it has been there since at least the 1960s. Secunderabad MP G Kishan Reddy claimed that the temple predates Charminar, whose construction was started in 1591.

  • Sources in the Archaeological Survey of India said the temple encroaches on the protective perimeter of Charminar.