Yellamma Temple, Balkampet
Telangana, Ranga Reddy
Located at Balkampet in Hyderabad, Yellamma Temple is dedicated to goddess Yellamma, form of Goddess Parvati. It is one of the oldest and famous temples of Hyderabad. The temple constructed in 15th Century AD and later renovated in the early 20th century.
According to the legends, Devi Renuka was married to Jamadugni Muni and they have five sons. Parashurama was the youngest child. Once when Renuka disobeyed the Muni, the muni ordered his sons to kill her. The four son who disobeyed Muni’s order where burned to ashes. Parashurama obeyed his father’s order and killed his mother and the woman who gave shelter to her. Pleased with Parashurama, Jamadugni Muni granted a boon to his son. Parashurama...View more
asked Jamadugni Muni to give life to his family members and the other woman. However, while joining the bodies with the heads, the heads of the two women got interchanged. The muni accepted the woman with Renuka's body. The other lady with Renuka's head came to be known as Yellamma the Universal Mother. Thus both the ladies were two different forms of the same being.
The idol of the goddess is 10 feet long from the ground level. The temple also houses other shrines of Addala Mantapam, Sri Ganesha Temple, Sri Pochamma Temple, Sri Nagadevata Temple, Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi Temple.
Timings : Temple timings : 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Clean and conservative clothing preferred; avoid shorts.
The culture of Secunderabad is distinct when compared to Hyderabad. The city is highly influenced by British culture and the architecture of the city reflects its colonial-era culture. Secunderabad has a laid-back atmosphere and the people enjoy festivals such as Christmas, Eid, Bonalu, Diwali, Makar Sankranti, etc. with great enthusiasm. Music and dance also form an integral part of the culture. Most popular dance forms are Perini and Kuchipudi. The famous Hyderabadi Biryani is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to the cuisine of the twin cities.
Balkampet Yellamma Temple, Balkampet Road, Balkampet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500038
Balkampet Yellamma Temple, located close to Ameerpet-SR Nagar is in the heart of Hyderabad city and can be reached easily by road.
Secundrabad Bus Station is easily accessble from all parts of India.From Secundrabad Bus Station one can hire local buses/Taxi's toThe nearest bus stop is Balkampet.
The Nearest railway station is Begumpet and Secundrabad Railway Station.
The nearest airport is Hyderabad Airport.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 6:00 AM onwards; there after daily archan and astothram to be performed to godesses inside the temple area.