Alampur Jogulamba Temple

Alampur Jogulamba Temple situated in Mahbubnagar district, in the state of Telangana. At a distance of 218 kms from Hyderabad, 22 Kms from Kurnool, 126 Kms from Mahbubnagar & 200 kms from Srisailam, Alampur is a historical place located in Mahbubnagar district of Telangana. Alampur is famous for Jogulamba Temple (a Shakti Peetha), Navabrahma temples and Sangameswara Temple built in 7th century. Alampur is considered as the western gateway for the famous Srisailam Temple. The temple consists of several inscriptions dated between 7th and 16th centuries.Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi(also known as Navabrahmeshwara Theertha) and the Western Gateway of Srisailam, the famous Shaivite (Shaivism) pilgrim centre.

Jogulamba Temple

Old temple of Jogulamba was destroyed by Bahamani sultans in the 14th century. The idols of Jogulamba and her two shaktis Chandi, Mundi were protected from them and placed in Bala brahmeswara swamy temple untill 2005. Now, a new temple was constructed in the same place and the godess was shifted in to it. New temple of Jogulamba is very much beautiful to see with a nice granite flooring. It is surrounded by a water pool. Villagers of Alampur tell an interesting reason for it: Jogulamba is an Ugra rupa (highly energetic and hard to worship) and this water pool makes the atmosphere cool so that we can easily worship her”.

Idol of Jogulamba is typical. She is in sitting position. She has huge amount of hair with lizard, scorpion, owl and a human scull in it. Idols of Saptamatrikas, Vighneswara and Veenapani veerabhadra are also present in the temple. Original Chandi Mundi idols were left in Bala brahmeswara swamy temple and new idols are made and placed in Jogulamba temple.

The original Jogulamba Temple and Taraka Brahma Temple were completely demolished by Bahamani Sultan army towards the end of 14th century. Vijayanaraga king Harihara Raya sent his army to stop the plunder of Bahamani Sultan's army and fortified the temple complex to stop further attacks on the temple.

The temples at Alampur could not be preserved pretty well, primarily due to the encroachments, lack of space and religious activity of Jogulamba and Balabrahma temples.

It takes about 3-4 hours to visit all the places in Alampur.

Alampur Jogulamba Temple Darshan Timings:

Alampur Temple Timings:

The temple is open for the visitors in the following timings:

Morning: 07:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Afternoon: 02:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Alampur Navabramha Temples Include:

1. Taraka Brahma Temple
2. Swarga Bramha Temple
3. Padma Brahma Temple
4. Bala Brahma Temple
5. Vishwa Brahma Temple
6. Garuda Brahma Temple
7. Kumara Brahma Temple
8. Arka Brahma Temple
9. Vira Brahma Temple

Alampur Temple Distance:

Alampur Temple is a famous Hindu Temple present in Mahabubnagar District, Telengana State, India. The temple is located at a distance of 26.4 km (38 min via Alampur Road) from Kurnool city in Andhra Pradesh, 90 km from Mahabubnagar and at a distance of 216 km (3 h 30 min) from Hyderabad.

Getting to Alampur Jogulamba Devi Temple:

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. APSRTC run frequent buses from Kurnool to Alampur Temple village. The nearest railway station is present at Jogulamba Hal, but not many trains halt here.

Railway Station: Kurnool Railway Station [27.5 km]
Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport [202 km]

Other Tourist Places:

1. Yaganti
2. Mahanandi Temple
3. Srisailam
4. Kurnool Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Accommodation Facility:

There are very little accommodation facilities available at Alampur Jogulamba temple. R&B Guest House present at the location is normally given to VIPs, if these houses are vacant, then only they are allotted to the normal tourists on rent basis.

Pilgrims can stay at Kurnool, where many lodges are present offering good food and accommodation facility.

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