Akkanna Madanna Temple
Located at Shalibanda in Hyderabad, Akkanna Madanna Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. This 330 year old temple was constructed by two Brahmin brothers Akkanna and Madanna during the time of Sultanate of Golconda. The temple is famous for Bonalu festival.
According to the legends, the temple was constructed by two Brahmin brothers, Akkanna and Madanna who were the favorite ministers in the court of King Tana Shah who ruled the Golconda during 1674-1685. Both brothers used to visit the Mahankali temple every morning to offer prayers to Goddess Mahankali before going to the court. Unfortunately, both the brothers were killed during a battle with the Mughal army. It is said that the temple had been c...View more
osed after that. Later in 1948, the goddess appeared in the dream of an old lady telling where the hidden temple of Mahankali existed. A group of enthusiastic young men including the famous Arya Samaj Leader Mr. B. Venkat Swamy, Mr. A. Jangaih, Mr. A. Narhari, Mr. P. Bashiah & Mr. N. Venkaiah took the task of finding the temple into their hands. Late Mr. Mir Mohammed Anwar Ali Khaja of Balda, the owner of the Devdi where in the temple of Mahankali existed readily agreed to help them find it in his house. They found the temple hidden behind one of the Devdi’s walls. They found the sacred idol of Mata, a Jyoti, some pooja utensils, few holy books & some old leaf cradles commonly called as Thotalas.
The pillars and ceiling of this temple has carving and inscription of hindu Gods and Goddess and their related stories and tales. The temple premise is a walled complex and houses several small temples within it. The main tower has images of Gods and Goddesses in it.
Timings : 05.30 AM to 01.00 PM
06.00 PM to 08.00 PM
Wear traditional attire while visiting the temple in festival days. Avoid western outfit
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Akkanna Madanna Temple,Hari Bowli, Hyderabad, Telangana-500002
The nearest bus stop is Secunderabad.
The nearest railway station is Secunderabad
The nearest airport is Shamshabad
Morning pooja and arati starts from 05:30 AM onwards and thereafter, daily astothram, archana to be performed to goddess Kali in the temple
The main occasion of the temple is ‘Ghatam’. Bonalu festival is the major festival celebrating in this holy place.