Balkampet Yellamma Temple | History, Timings and Address

Balkampet Yellamma Temple is one of the oldest and most revered temples in Hyderabad. It had dedicated to Yellamma Devi, the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Balkampet Yellamma Temple visit times are from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Later, it will reopen at 03:00 PM, and you can visit until 08:00 PM.

balkampet yellamma temple timings

Balkampet Yellamma Temple

Thousands of believers flock to the temple to seek the blessings of the Goddess. The Goddess Yellamma is considered the “mother of the universe”, known as Renuka Devi and Jagadamba Devi.

Devotees say they saw miracles after their Darshan. The Goddess removed their fears and relieved their worldly worries. This Ellamma Devi Temple also has another small temple on the south side for Pochamma Devi. 

Pochamma Devi is the agriculturist of this temple. That is why this mandir is also known as Sri Ellamma Pochamma Temple.

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What is the history of the Balkampet Yellamma Temple? 

According to a myth, Renuka, the daughter of Raja Renuka, married Jamadagni, the son of Satyavati, and had five sons, one of whom was Parasurama.

One day, Renuka could not do one of her usual household chores, which angered her husband, who requested she leave the house.

It reports that the saints instructed the depressed Renuka to worship near the Shivalingam and feed the Brahmins for her penance. It reports that Jamadagni was angry with her and asked her sons to punish their mother, Renuka. 

Others refused, and they had burnt to death at the sight of their father. Delighted with his son’s obedience, Jamadagni gave him a boon. In return, Parasurama asked his father to repair the lives of his brothers, his mother and the village woman. 

However, in the process, Renuka’s head is restored to the other woman’s head and vice versa. While Jamadagni accepts a woman with a granular body, another form is all the more famous, i.e. the mother of all.

Yellamma Temple Architecture

Yellamma Temple had built in the 15th century in Hyderabad. But it has been restored and rebuilt several times over the years. The perpetual sacred flame (Akhanda Jyoti), which burns 24×7, is also a part of recent reconstructions. 

The temple is built in the Dravidian type of architecture and has a high gateway tower. And there are many inscriptions and detailed sculptures on the walls. Yellamma Devi’s idol here locates in a well, 10 feet below ground level. 

And the people of Balkampet consider all the temple water as sacred and tirtha. Devotees believe that bathing in this water will cure all skin ailments. The temple complex also has idols of Pochamma Devi, Nagadevata and Ganesha.

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Balkampet Yellamma Kalyanam 

The annual Kalyanam celebrations will be held in the city’s first week of July at the Balkampet Yellamma Temple. After a review meeting on Tuesday, Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav said the marriage would take place on July 5, the confrontation on July 4 and the chariot festival on July 6. 

The marriage will be held at the Balkampet Ellamma Temple. Srinivas Yadav said that CM K Chandrasekhar Rao had worked hard to ensure that the festivals of all regions had celebrated grandly, as this year’s Bonas celebrated. 

The minister led the officials to set up barricades for health camps, vital roads leading to the temple, sanitation, security, and a comfortable and peaceful view for the devotees. This time the devotees will be given Darshan passes with barcode.

Things to do in Balkampet Yellamma Temple

Every day people from local and nearby towns come to worship at the Yellamma Temple in Hyderabad. Anointing, anointing and almsgiving had done during the visit. Some day special pujas, homas and other pujas are also performed. 

The temple also celebrates many festivals during the year. The most important of them are Yellamma Kalyanotsavam and Bonalu Jatara. Yellamma Kalyanotsavam is the annual Kalyanotsavam of the Goddess, celebrated with much pomp and ceremony. 

Bonas are festivals celebrated in gratitude to Goddess Kali. The Goddess Yellamma had also considered an incarnation of Goddess Kali, and devotees offered animal and bird sacrifices to her. Special rituals, folk dances and processions are held during the festival.

It had celebrated in July-August. Devotees from around the world participate in the procession (Bonalu Jatara). Apart from these two festivals, Navratri, Diwali and Makar Sankranti had celebrated at this temple.

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Balkampet Yellamma Temple Timings

Here Are the  balkampet yellamma temple timings:

Day Timings
Monday 06:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 03:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  Tuesday 06:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 03:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  Wednesday 06:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 03:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  Thursday 06:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 03:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  Friday 06:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 03:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  Saturday 06:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 03:00 PM – 08:00 PM
  Sunday 06:00 AM – 1:00 PM 03:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Entry fee: 

There is no entrance fee to visit Balkampet Yellamma Temple. All temple visit times are from 6 AM to 1 PM. Later, it will reopen at 3 PM, and you can visit until 8 PM. But these pooja times may vary during festivals and other special occasions.

Best time to visit balkampet temple:

People mostly visit Sri Yellamma Pochamma Temple on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. These days are considered special days. But if you want to avoid congestion and make a peaceful visit, go there on other weekdays.

Balkampet Yellamma Temple online booking

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How to reach Balkampet Yellamma Temple?

Balkampet Yellamma Temple locates in the heart of Hyderabad, near the Ameerpet-SR Nagar area. Nampally Railway Station and Secunderabad Railway Station had located at a distance of about 8 km. 

The Yellamma Temple locates at a distance of 36 km from Ameerpet. It is close to many other popular tourist destinations in Hyderabad.

And you can easily get here from all parts of the city. And Yellamma Temple is the following way to reach Hyderabad.

Via Metro:

Ameerpet Metro Station, on the Hyderabad Metro, is 2 km from Yellamma Pochamma Temple. And from the station, you can walk the distance to reach the temple or hire a taxi/auto.

By Bus:

Public buses are also available to Yellamma Temple. Balkampet is near the bus stop, just 100 meters away. You can get off the bus and reach the temple on foot. 

By Taxi/Cab: 

Private cabs and cabs are the most convenient way to reach the temple. Taxis are available throughout the city to take you to the temple.

It takes around 30 minutes to an hour to reach here from most regions of Hyderabad. Then, you can also engage a full-day cab from the top car rental companies in Hyderabad for a convenient visit to the Balkampet Yellamma Temple and other tourist spots in the city.

Address and Contact

Balkampet Rd, BK Guda, Balkampet, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500038, India

Phone: 040 2370 4311