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Jogulamba Devi Temple

Jogulamba Devi temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Jogulamba, a form of Shakti located in Alampur, Telangana, India. This is the site where the “Teeth” of the Goddess Sati fell on the earth. Also renowned as “Yogini Peetham”.

The principal deities at the Jogulamba temple are Jogulamba and Balabrahmeswara, a form of Shiva. In this temple Goddess Jogulamba is seen seated on a corpse with scorpion, frog, and lizard on the head.

The word Jogulamba is said to be derived from the Telugu word Yogula Amma which means Mother of Yogis

Legend of Jogulamba Devi

Jogulamba Devi, also known as Yogulamba, is believed to be one of the 18 Shakti Peethas, the sacred abodes of the Hindu goddess Shakti.

According to a popular legend there was a great saint in 6th century called Rasa Siddha who had the power to convert base metal into gold and he was considered close to chalukya king Pulakesi II, instrumental in constructing any temples called ‘Nava Brahmas’.

According to the legend, the nine names of Siva are actually the names of medicinal herbs put forth by Rasa Siddha and there are nine temples here.

They are the Swarga Brahma Temple Padma Brahma Temple, Vishva Brahma Temple Arka Brahma Temple, Bala Brahma Temple, Garuda Brahma Temple, and Taraka Brahma Temple.

The Siddha Rasarnavam is a tantric work, which states that if upasana is performed as per the prescribed Tantra, then Mercury oozes from the Linga of Bala Brahma, Thighs of Subramanya, Navel of Ganapati, and Mouth of Mother Jogulamba, which can be converted into Gold by using the medicinal herbs.

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Architecture of Jogulamba Devi Temple

The temple stands on the river Tungabhadra. It represents the Badami Chalukyan architecture. It is believed that the old temple which stood here was destructed due to Islamic Invasions, and what currently sands here is the renovated and the reconstructed temple.

The stalwarts of the temple were able to protect the idols of the temple, which were later used in the reconstruction of the temple.

There are several shrines for the deities of Hindu Pantheon, where the shrines are for Lord Ganesha Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathy who is venerated as Goddess Jogulamba.

The temple has Navagraha, and Statue of Lord Bhairva. The temple also has idols of Goddess Saptamatrikas, Goddess Vighneswara, and Goddess Veenapani Veerabhadra.

It is to be noted that the old idols were left in Bala Brahmeswara Swamy temple, and new idols are made replaced Jogulamba temple.

Jogulamba Devi Temple Timings

S NoDay/Temple Pooja TimingTimings
1Monday7:00 am – 01:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2Tuesday7:00 am – 01:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
3Wednesday7:00 am – 01:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
4Thursday7:00 am – 01:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5Friday7:00 am – 01:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6Saturday7:00 am – 01:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7Sunday7:00 am – 01:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8Temple Closing Timings01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

How to Reach Jogulamba Devi Temple?

By Air

RGIA-Hyderabad Shamshabad Airport is the Nearest airport.Which is nearly 200 Kms.

By Train

Alampur road is the nearest railway station located at a distance of nearly 9 km.

By Road

Alampur, is located approximately 220 km from Hyderabad and easily accessible through Hyderabad-Bangalore highway.

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