Alampur Jogulamba Temple
Jogulamba temple is located in Alampur, Jogulamba Gadwal District. Alampur is on the riverbank of Tungabhadra and the western gateway of Srisailam. The temple is marvelous and the remains of some ancient temple signify Badami Chalukyan architecture. The deities in the temple are Jogulamba and Balabrahmeswara. Among the 18 Shakti Peetas, Jogulamba is 5th Shakti Peeta in the country. In this temple the Goddess Jogulamba seats on the corpse with scorpion, frog, and lizard on the head. The Goddess seen naked with tongue stretched outside. An avatar of the fierce goddess which grants Siddi in yoga and called Jogulamba. The word Jogulamba is the changed form of Yogula Amma which means Mother of Yogis in Telugu.
History of the Temple
Jogulamba Temple is one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peetas, representing the upper teeth part of Goddess Shakti. As per Puranas, Goddess Shakti was born as Sati and married Lord Shiva. Sati’s father, Daksha, who hates Lord Shiva, performs Nireeswara Yagna (non-existence of Shiva) and insults Shiva. Sati killed herself for insulting her husband. Enraged by this, Lord Shiva performs Pralayatandava holding the body of Sati and starts destroying the universe. Upon the request of all gods, Lord Shiva releases his Sudarshana chakra and cuts the body of Sati into 51 pieces. The body parts of Sati fell in different parts of the Indian subcontinent creating 51 Shakti Peetas. Among which 18 are Maha Shakti Peetas.
The Archaeological Survey of India under “The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act” prepared the list as an archaeological and architectural treasure on the official “List of Monuments” of Alampur Temples. The original temple grounded by Muslim invaders in 1390 A.D. After 615 years the temple was rebuilt. The temple is known as Dakshina Kasi.
Alampur Nava Brahma Temples
In the 6th Century, the great Saint Rasa Siddi having the power of converting base metal into gold. He was close to the Chalukyan King Pulakesi II. The Saint and the King instrumentally constructed many temples called “Nava Brahmas”. Rasa Siddi put the nine names of Shiva which are actually the names of medicinal herbs. The nine temples are:
- Swarga Brahma Temple
- Padma Brahma Temple
- Vishwa Brahma Temple
- Arka Brahma Temple
- Bala Brahma Temple
- Garuda Brahma Temple
- Kumara Brahma Temple
- Vira Brahma Temple &
- Taraka Brahma Temple
According to the tantric work Siddha Rasarnavam, which states if Upasana is performed as per the prescribed tantra, the mercury oozes from the Linga of Bala Brahma, Thighs of Subramanya, Navel of Ganapati and the mouth of Mother Jogulamba can be converted into Gold by using the medicinal herbs.
Jogulamba Temple Timings
Chandi Homam: Homam will perform in Sri Jogulamba Temple, Price 750/- (Every Pournami & amavasya the Seva will perform at 9:00 AM),
Jogulamba temple timings for kumkumarchana
Morning – 9 Am – 11.30 Am
Evening – 2 pm – 5.30 pm
Rudra Homam: Homam will perform at Sri Bala Brahmeswara Swamy Temple, Price 516/- (Every Masa Shivaratri the Seva will perform at 10:00 AM),
In Jogulamba Temple Nava Graham Shanti Homam is performed
Alampur is a temple town in Mahabubnagar district in the state of Telangana, India. It is about 90 kms from Mahabubnagar, 27 kms from Kurnool, and 200 kms from Hyderabad.
We can reach the temple by buses and trains available frequently to travel.
Telangana government is promoting Telangana tourism in Alampur. There is a Telangana tourism hotel Haritha, which is 10 minutes away from Alampur temple.