Alampur Joogulamba Temple
Alampur Joogulamba Temple is a clump of temples which devotes to Nava Brahmas. Bala Brahmeswara deity presides here. Like Bala Brahma, Kumara Brahma, Arka Brahma, Viswa Brahma, Veera Brahma, Taraka Brahma, Swarga Brahma, Garuda Brahma and Padma Brahma. The temple is in Alampur town, Gadwal in the state of Telangana.
Legend of Alampur Joogulamba Temple:
The devotion of Alampur Temple is in Skanda Purana. It is believing that Alampur is the western gate of Srisailam i.e. one of the most important of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is also believing that Brahma has done strict reparation here for Lord Shiva. Then the Lord appeared before Brahma and he got blessings with the powers of creation. The other name of Goddess Parvati Devi in this temple is Joogulamba or Yogini.
Skandapurana also mentions the significance of Goddess Yellamma and Bhudevi. According to the legends, Sage Jamadagni used to live near the banks of river Tungabadhra. His wife Renuka daily fetches water for his Pooja from the river by preparing a new from the clay present there. From her Pathi bhakti, she has got this power of shaping clay and sand into a pot. One day as she was busy with her daily work, she happens to get a glance of the king and queen who were bathing in the river. This incident distracted her from making the pot. Therefore she got back to the ashram with empty hands.
Then Sage Jamadagni came to know about his wife’s deviation from her path. He then orders his sons to kill her at once. All of his sons were quite except Parasurama. He obeyed his father’s cruel order and then killed his mother. Sage gets pleased with Parsurama’s dutiful affection and asks him to make a wish. Parasurama then immediately asks to bring his mother’s life back. Jamadagni replies that it is not possible to attach her head to her body again as the body fell on some impure place. But he gives her a wish that her head will worship as Yellamma, and her body will worship as Bhudevi.
Alampur Joogulamba Temple History:
In 1390 A.D. the original temple was prohibited by Muslim invaders. Later the temple was reconstructed after 615 years. There are many temples that were built during the 7th – 8th century by Chalukyas of Badami.
Alampur Joogulamba Temple Timings:
- Morning Hours: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Evening Hours: 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- In addition, the temple also performs Rrudrabhishekam with a ticket cost of Rs.200 at 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. But, during Karthika Masam the timings will change to 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM
How to reach Alampur Joogulamba Temple?
- Hyderabad airport is the nearest airport, it is at a distance of 202 km.
- Alampur railway station is 8 km from Jogulamba temple.
- Kurnool railway station is 27 km away from the temple.
- Direct buses are available from Kurnool and Hyderabad bus stations.