Alampur Jogulamba Temple Info, History, Timings, Route Map, Haritha Hotel Alampur
Alampur is well known as “City Of Temples.” Alampur Jogulamba Temple is not only the highly revered temple but also among the famous Shakti Peethas in India. It is regarded as the 5th Shakti Peetha among 18 Shakti Peethas in the country. Every year Devotees from all over the world has been visiting the temple in huge numbers. The presiding deity Jogulamba is also called as Yogulamba or Yogamba.
Alampur Jogulamba Temple is the place where Upper Jaw with Tooth of Goddess Sati fell here. In Jogulamba Temple the goddess can be seen in a sitting position on the corpse and has a huge amount of hair with a scorpion, frog, and lizard on the head. Moreover, the goddess tongue appears stretched outside. The deity is an incarnation of the fierce goddess who grants Siddhi in Yoga. Subsequently, she is called as Jogulamba the Mother of Yogis.
According to the famous folklores, Alampur is the place where Lord Brahma performed thousands of years penance in order to please Lord Shiva. Pleased by the Brahma great penance, Lord Shiva appeared and granted the powers of creation as a boon. Hence the people started calling the diety as ‘Brahmeswara.’
Apart from the Shakti Peeth Jogulamba Temple, Alampur houses the ancient Navabhramma temples dating back to the 7th Century CE. Navabhramma temples dedicated to Lord Shiva which were built by Badami Chalukyas. Furthermore, Alampur is deemed to be the western gateway of SreeSailam and the revered Jyotirlinga Shivastalam in Telangana. While the southern, eastern, and northern gateways are called Siddhavattam, Tripurantakam and Umamaheswaram respectively.
TarakaBhramma, Swarga Bhramma, Padma Bhramma, BalaBhramma, Garuda Bhramma, KumaraBhramma, ArkaBhramma, ViraBhramma and the VishwaBhramma are the Nava Bhramma temples which are enclosed in a courtyard on the left bank of the river Tungabhadra.
Famous Legend and History Of Alampur Jogulamba Temple:
Coming to the popular Legend of Alampur Jogulamba Temple, Once there was a great saint named Rasa Siddha who possessed the power of converting base metal into Gold. As per the famous beliefs, He proposed the names for Nava Brahma Temples. All of these temples names are actually the names of medicinal herbs.
Legend Of Shakti Peeth
According to the popular legend, Sati was one of the daughters of Daksha, the son of Lord Brahma. When she grew up, Sati wanted to marry Shiva. However, her father Daksha possesses hatred towards Lord Shiva and was not happy with the Sati’s decision. So he tried a lot to stop their marriage. Despite his efforts, Sati married Lord Shiva. The marriage enhanced the Daksha’s hatred towards Lord Shiva.
Daksha, the father of Sati intend to perform a yagna. To take part in this yagna he called all the devotees except Lord Shiva. After hearing about this Yagna, Sati expressed her wish to Lord Shiva to attend the yagna. Initially, Lord Shiva tried to convince her and not let her attend the yagna. However, her strong intention can’t stop herself from going.
There, she witnesses all the deities except his husband. She realized that his father intentionally humiliated Lord Shiva. She demanded that her companion should be acknowledged as others. When that did not happen Sati’s wrath immolated herself in a fire. After knowing about the death of Sati, Lord Shiva rush to the Yagna’s place and cut off Daksha’s head. Moreover, he commenced the dance of destruction by carrying the mortal remains of Goddess Sati. All deities urged Vishnu to stop this destruction. So Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshana Chakra, which cut the Sati’s dead body into several parts. These parts fell in various parts of the earth. The places where Goddess Sati body parts fell are called Sakti Peethas. Tata Tarani Shakti Peeth is one of the 18 famous Shakti Peethas.
Story Of Renuka Mata Emerged As Bhudevi, Her Temple Located in Campus Of Bala Brahmeswara Swamy Temple:
Once upon a time, Alampur was the ashram of Maharshi Jamadagni and his consort Renuka. The couple were great devotees of Blabrahmeswara and Jogulamba. Renuka, the wife of Jamadagni, possesses the great devotion of Husband and God. Every Day, she used to bring water from Tungabhadra with a new pot, freshly made by her with sand. One day she went to the River where she used to bring the fresh water. There she saw a king of Gandharvas taking bath in the river with his wives. She thought that they were living happily by the grace of God. She forgot that the real happiness comes from the worship and not the materialistic wealth. Anyhow, she went home without water. Jamadagni asked the reason. She told the truth. He became angry and ordered his first son to kíll Renuka. But, the son refused to kíll his mother. Jamadagni asked his second and third sons. They too refused. But, the fourth son Parasu Ram, abiding the father orders, kílled his mother with his axe. Henceforth, Jamadagni asked Parasuram that what you want as a boon. He, in turn, asked his mothers life. Indeed, Jamadagni restored Renuka’s life.
The head of Renuka which is Maya rupa became Ekaveera (one of the 18 Shakti peethas) and the body of her which is Matru rupa (Mother of Parasu Rama) became Bhudevi.
Timings Of Jogulamba Temple:
The Timings Of Jogulamba Temple are as follows.
All Days of the Week
7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
2:00 PM to 8:30 PM
How To Reach Jogulamba Temple:
Jogulamba Temple can be accessed by using various efficient transport networks such as Airways, Railways, and Roadways.
The nearest airport is Hyderabad International Airport.
The nearest railway station is Karnool Railway Station.
Avail both Andhra Pradesh State Transport Corporation(APSRTC) and Telangana State Transport Corporation(TSRTC) services to reach the Jogulamba Temple.