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Sri Jogulamba Devi Temple, Alampur | Telangana , Mahbubnagar

On the banks of Tungabadhra, where the coracles float by in the rippling waters, stands one of the Maha Shakthi peetha where Goddess Sati's jaw is believed to have fallen. The Goddess of Jogulamba is Ugra rupa, fierce and hard to please. The original temple was razed during the Muslim invasion. The locals hid the idol in the nearby Bala Brahmeshwara temple. The new temple was built in 2005 on the spot where the old shrine stood.

Legend

The legend of the Shakthipeethas is associated with the immolation of Sati devi. When her father Daksha insulted her husband Shiva, Sati jumped into the yang fire and immolated herself. Shiva, his wrath manifesting as Veerabadhara killed Daksha. The Lord's ire then translated into the celestial dance, the Tandava, and the universe trembled under his feet. Lord Vishnu, with his Sudarshana Chakra cut the corpse of Sati into various bits, to calm th...View more

Architecture

The new temple of Jogulamba was constructed in 2005. It follows the Dravidian style of architecture and has a tiered gopuram adorned with colourful sculptures. The idol of Devi is in a sitting position and has a huge amount of hair. There is  a lizard, scorpion, bat and human skull in it.

Darsan Info

Sri Jogulamba Devi Temple timings- 7 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM  to 8:30 PM. Tuesday and Friday are considered auspicious to visit Devi temples.

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Location and Contact

Mahabubnagar District, Alampur, Telangana

By air - Hyderabad airport is well connected to all the major cities of the country. Buses and taxis ply from Hyderabad to the temple. 

By rail- Alampur is the nearest station. Kurnool, 27kms from Alampur is a major station and has trains running from other parts of the state.
By road- Private and state transport buses are available from Hyderabad, Kurnool and Mahbubnagar

Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.

Culture

Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi. Alampur is a temple town, with its  Navabhrama Temples reflecting  extra ordinary architectural skills.

Language Spoken:Telugu

Additional Info

  1. Haritha hotel by APTDC. 
    More accommodation options are available at Kurnool(The Maurya Inn(085182 24999))
    Hotel DVR Mansion(085182 21111)
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Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the temple deity

Regular Offerings

Flowers, garlands.

famous Festivals

March - Shivratri
October - Dasara

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