Jogulamba Temple is situated in the village of Alampur, on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Mahbubnagar district of Telangana and also dedicated to Goddess Shakthi. Jogulamba Temple is one of the ancient temple which was completely destroyed by Bahmani Kingdom in the 14th century and was reconstructed in 2005. The temple is located at the place of union of two holy rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra, and hence it is called as Dakshina Kailasam or Sangama Kshetram.
The presiding deity of this temple is Goddess Jogulamba (Goddess Shakti), found in a sitting posture with long hair, and found with lizard, scorpion, bat and a human skull, which is considered as an Ugra Rupa of the Goddess which is highly vital and hard to worship. Goddess Jogulamba is also called as Yogulamba or Yogamba and is consider as a Shakti of Lord Brahmeswara swamy, who reside at Brahmeswara temple, Alampur. The other shrines of the temple are the shrines of Saptamatrikas, Lord Vighneswara and Lord Veenapani veerabhadra.
Jogulamba Temple is considered to be one of the Shakti Peetha temples, dedicated to Goddess Shakti. The Shakti Peetha is a place of worship to goddess Shakti also called goddess Sati, the main deity. Goddess Sati is the embodiment of Goddess Parvati, goddess of harmony and Goddess Durga, goddess of strength and goddess Mahakali, goddess of destruction of evil. The mythology says that Lord Shiva had a dance of destruction (Rudra Tandava) carrying half burnt body of goddess Sati after goddess Sati’s self-immolation.
To stop the dance of destruction performed by Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu threw His Chakra (Sudharshan Chakra) on Goddess Sati’s body which dismembered Her body into 52 parts. And it is said that the four major Shakti Peethas are created from the limbs of Goddess Sati‘s corpse. Apart from the following four Shakti Peethas, there are 52 other famous Peetha temples found in the religious books. The four major Adi Shakti Peethas are:
- Bimala Temple
- Tara Tarini Temple
- Kamakhya Temple
- Dakhina Kalika Temple
Each body part or ornament of Goddess Sati that fell on different places of the earth, is the places where the Shakti Peetha temples are built. And it is said that the upper teeth of Goddess Shakti fell here and the place became the worship place of Goddess Jogulamba (Goddess Shakti).
The temple remains open from morning 07.00 AM to 01.00 PM and in the evening from 02.00 PM to 08.30 PM.
- Shivaratri – February/March
- Navaratri – September/October
- Vijayadashami – October
NH7 is the nearest highway passing close to Alampur. APSRTC run frequent buses from Kurnool to Alampur Jogulamba Temple
The nearest railway station to reach Jogulamba Temple is Kurnool railway station which is 27 kms from the temple.
The nearest airport to reach Jogulamba Temple is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is about 202 kms.
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