Jogulamba Temple

Amazing Facts About Jogulamba Temple In Alampur

In Jogulamba Temple The Goddess Jogulamba, an avatar of Shakti is worshipped at this Hindu temple known as the Jogulamba Temple in Alampur, Telangana, India.

One of the eighteen (Ashtadasa) Maha Shakti Peethas, known as the most revered shrines and pilgrimage destinations in Shaktism, the temple is one of these locations.  

Alampur is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, close to the point where it merges with the Krishna River.  

The Jogulamba Temple and the nine Shiva temples that make up the Navabrahma Temples complex were both built between the seventh and ninth centuries CE. 

Jogulamba and Balabrahmeswara, a manifestation of Shiva, are the main deities of the Jogulamba temple. The statues of Goddess Jogulamba, who is depicted in this temple seated on a corpse, have scorpions, frogs, and lizards perched on their heads.  

The Telugu name Yogula Amma, which means Mother of Yogis, is supposed to be the ancestor of the word Jogulamba.  

In 2019, the temple was added to the PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation Advancement Drive) program of the Government of India. 

History Of Jogulamba Temple 

Jogulamba Temple where Sati Devi’s upper teeth landed is considered a Shakti Peetha, the Jogulamba shrine. The legend surrounding the Daksha Yagna and Sati’s self-immolation is where Shakti Peethas got their start.  

It is said that the initial temple was constructed in the seventh century CE. In 1390 CE, the Bahmani Sultans grounded it.  

According to legend, Bahamani Sultan’s army was defeated by Vijayanagara Emperor Harihara Raya II, who also fortified the temple complex to stave against any assaults.

The primary statue was allegedly transferred to the Navabrahma temple complex’s neighboring Bala Brahma temple. 

 Since that time, the idol had been revered in the Bala Brahma temple’s secret location. The original idol was installed in the new Jogulamba temple, which was reconstructed in 2005 and built on the site of the old temple. 

A Famous Story About The Jogulamba Devi Temple 

Jogulamba Temple

According to the legend, Renuka, the wife of Sage Jamadagni, would regularly bring water for the pooja from the Tungabadhra River. It was thought that she became possessed by the sand and clay’s shaping abilities.

She caught a glimpse of a Queen and a King taking a dip in the river one day. She was concerned by this as she was making the pots and went back to the ashram empty-handed. Her husband became aware that she had strayed from her course. 

Sage then gave his boys the command to kill her. Sage was pleased with his kid Parasurama and gave him the option to make any wish. Renuka, the father’s wife, was requested to come by Parasurama.  

Jamadagni claimed he was unable to join her head to the body. However, he claimed that Yellamma would adore Renuka’s head. Additionally, the body will be offered to worship in Bhudevi’s honor. 

When Lord Shiva saw her happiness, he granted her wish. However, the city dwellers made fun of her for being a sinner without a father. Punavati enjoined his son to invoke Shiva’s assistance. The son followed instructions. 

Shiva then instructed him to construct an all-goddess temple in Alampur. Rasa Siddha began the project. Vilasat King raided the area where temple construction was taking place and mostly undid it.  

Additionally, he made an attempt to steal the pot containing the miraculous beverage. Any stone can become gold when consumed with this beverage. Then Siddha cursed the king for losing his entire army and fortune. 

The monarch was searching the wilderness one day for food and water. A hunter he encountered assisted him. After searching the woods, the hunter came across a deer. He asked for it to be stopped while he was trying to kill the deer. 

But the hunter did not follow his own instructions. It is thought that the deer warned the hunter that if he killed him, he would be punished for Vilasat’s transgression.

Thus, the hunter spared the deer’s life and informed the king of everything. To see the deer, the king went after the hunter. 

When the king noticed it, he begged the deer to forgive him for his transgression. He was instructed by the deer to go to Brahmeswara Kshetra and rebuild every temple there. 


The Hyderabad-Bangalore road can take you to Alampur, which is located almost 220 km to the south of Hyderabad.  

 The Navabrahma Temples, a collection of nine Shiva-dedicated temples constructed in the seventh and eighth centuries CE by the Badami Chalukyas, share a complex with the Jogulamba Temple.

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