Shri Jogulamba Temple, Alampur

Jogulamba temple is a Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Jogulamba, a form of Shakti located in Alampur, Telangana, India. The temple is one of the Maha Shakti Peethas, a set of eighteen (Ashtadasa) temples considered the maximum great shrines and pilgrimage destinations in Shaktism. Alampur is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra river near its confluence with Krishna river. Jogulamba temple is positioned in the equal complex as that of the Navabrahma Temples, a set of 9 Shiva temples constructed in the 7th-eighth century CE. The important deities at the Jogulamba temple are Jogulamba and Balabrahmeswara, a form of Shiva. On this temple Goddess Jogulamba is seen seated on a corpse with scorpion, frog, and lizard on the head. The word Jogulamba is said to be derived from the Telugu phrase Yogula Amma because of this mother of Yogis. In 2019, the temple changed into included below the PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation advancement drive) scheme of the authorities of India.

Alampur is located about 220 km south of Hyderabad and is accessible through Hyderabad-Bangalore motorway. Jogulamba temple is placed inside the identical complex as that of the Navabrahma Temples, a collection of 9 temples committed to Shiva built inside the seventh and eighth century CE by way of the Badami Chalukyas.

Jogulamba temple is appeared as a Shakti Peetha where Sati Devi’s top teeth fell. The mythology of Daksha yagna and Sati’s self immolation is the origin tale of Shakti Peethas. The unique temple turned into reportedly constructed in 7th century CE. It become grounded by means of Bahmani Sultans in 1390 CE. Vijayanagara Emperor Harihara Raya II become said to have sent his navy to combat the Bahamani Sultan’s navy and fortified the temple complicated to prevent in addition assaults.It became stated that the principle idol was shifted to the nearby Bala Brahma temple in the Navabrahma temple complex. Since then, the idol were worshipped in a secluded vicinity inside the Bala Brahma temple. Jogulamba temple become rebuilt at its former vicinity in 2005 and the authentic idol became hooked up in the new temple.

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How to reach

  • By Road: NH7 is the nearest highway passing close to this village and you can easily get down at Alampur Cross Roads and hire a taxi/auto or bus to reach the temple, which is located roughly at a distance of around 15 km.TSRTC, APSRTC run frequent buses from Kurnool to Alampur Temple village.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is present at Jogulamba Halt, but not many trains halt here.Sri Bala Brahmeswara Jogulamba Halt Railway Station (SBBJ – 12 kms),Alampur Road Railway Station (ALPR – 10 kms),Kurnool Railway Station (KRNT – 27.5 km)
  • By Air: The Nearest International airport is at Hyderabad which is 202 km.
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How to reach

  • Nearest airport is Hyderabad
  • Nearest railway station is Jogulamba¬†
  • Nearest bus station is Alampur¬†
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