Jogulamba Temple

History

Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna. Alampur Jogulamba Temple is a temple of Nava Brahmas and Jogulamba. Jogulamba temple is located in the South-East corner of the village beside Tungabhadra river. Old temple was destroyed in 14th century by Bahamani sultans. The idols of Jogulamba and her two shaktis Chandi, Mundi were protected from them and placed in Bala brahmeswara swammy temple until 2005. The new temple constructed in the same place and the goddess was relocated. As per the local people Jogulamba is an Ugra rupa. Idol of Jogulamba is in sitting position has huge amount of hair with lizard, scorpion, bat and a human scull in it. Idols of Saptamatrikas, Vighneswara and Veenapani veerabhadra are also present. Original Chandi Mundi idols were left in Bala brahmeswara swammy temple and new idols are made and placed in Jogulamba temple.  Bala Brahmeswara is the presiding deity here and the Nine brahmas are known as Bala Brahma, Kumara Brahma, Arka Brahma, Veera Brahma, Viswa Brahma, Taraka Brahma, Garuda Brahma, Swarga Brahma and Padma Brahma. It is situated in Mahbubnagar district, in the state of Telangana, India. It is said that Brahma performed a strict penance here for Lord Siva and Lord Siva blessed him with the powers of creation. This is the reason Bhrama is called Brahmeswara. Here Parvati is known by Yogini or Jogulamba. Alampur is said to be the western gate of Srisailam with the significant 12 Jyotirlingas. 
As per the legend, Renuka the wife of Sage Jamadagni prepares a pot from the clay of river Tungabadhra and bring the water from the river for the Pooja of her husband. She got this power to caly the pots because of her great Pathi Bhakti. Once while doing her daily chores she had a glance at king and queen who were bathing in the river which caused mental disturbance in her and could not able to prepare the pot. So she returned to ashram with empty hands. Sage Jamadagni who was aware of the situation orderd his sons to kill his mother while they are hesitating Parasurama being a dutiful son followed his father orders impressed with his devotion sage offered a boon to him Parasurama immediately asked him to bring his mother back to live. The sage replied that, as the head fell at some impure place the head cannot be attached to the body so he offered a boon that from now on the head would be worshipped by the name of Yellamma, and the body would also be equally renowned in the name of Bhudevi.

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Alampur, Gadwal, Telangana 509125
Temple Timings : 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

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