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Balkampet Yellamma Temple Hyderabad Tourist Attraction

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Entry Fee: Free

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Balkampet Yellamma Temple Hyderabad Address: Balkampet Rd, BK Guda, Balkampet, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500038, India

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Balkampet Yellamma Temple Hyderabad Timings

Day Timing
Monday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Balkampet Yellamma Temple is among the oldest and most revered temples of Hyderabad. It’s dedicated to Goddess Yellamma, who is an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi.

Thousands of devotees come to the temple to pay their respect and receive the blessings of the goddess. Goddess Yellamma is considered the “Mother of the Universe”, and she is also known as Goddess Renuka and Goddess Jagadamba.

Devotees say they have witnessed miracles after their visit. The Goddess removed their fears and took care of their worldly worries.

This Yellamma Devi Temple also has another small temple, towards the south side, for Pochamma Devi. Goddess Pochamma is the kshetrapalaka of this temple. And therefore, the temple is also called Sri Yellamma Pochamma Devasthanam.

History of Balkampet Yellamma Temple

Balkampet Yellamma Temple history goes back to the 15th century. While digging a well, people found a rock with a sculpture of the goddess engraved on it. This idol was found 10 feet deep in the ground and they couldn’t move the stone. So, a temple was built on that place.

This temple has been renovated several times after that. And the current temple has been standing tall for some time in the 20th century.

Architecture of Yellamma Temple

Yellamma Temple Hyderabad was built in the 15th century. But it has been renovated and rebuilt many times over the years. An eternal holy flame (Akhand Jyothi), which is lit 24x7, is also a part of the recent renovations.

The temple is in the Dravidian style of architecture, featuring a tall gateway tower (gopuram). And the walls have several inscriptions and detailed carvings.

The idol of Goddess Yellamma here is 10 feet below the ground level, in a well. And people treat the Balkampet Yellamma Temple water as holy, as Theertham. The devotees believe bathing with this water can cure all skin ailments.

The temple complex also has the shrines of Goddess Pochamma, Goddess Nagadevta, and Lord Ganesha.

Balkampet Yellamma Temple Legends

As per a legend, one day, Renuka couldn’t perform one of her regular household chores. It enraged her husband, Jamadagni, who asked her to leave the house.

So, Renuka performed pujas near a Shivalinga and fed Brahmins for her penance. But it further infuriated Jamadagni, who then ordered his five sons to punish her. Only one son, Parashurama, agreed. He searched for his mother, who was hiding in a village. And beheaded her and the poor woman who helped her.

Jamadagni was pleased with Parashurama, who in return, asked his father to restore all the lives. But the head and body of Renuka and the other woman were interchanged. And the form which had Renuka’s head came to be known as Yellamma. It means mother to all.

Things to do at Yellamma Temple Balkampet

People from the locality and nearby towns come to worship in the Yellamma Temple in Hyderabad daily. They do abhishekam, pushparchana and annadanam when they visit. Special poojas, homams and other rituals are also carried out on some days.

The temple also celebrates several festivals during the year. Among those, the most important are Yellamma Kalyanotsavam and Bonalu Jathra.

Yellamma Kalyanotsavam is the annual marriage festival of the goddess, and it is celebrated with a lot of pomp and fervour.

Bonalu is a festival celebrated to thank Goddess Kali. Goddess Yellamma is considered an incarnation of Goddess Kali too, and devotees offer animal and bird sacrifices to her. Unique rituals, folk dances, and processions are carried out during the festival. It is celebrated around July-August. And devotees come from all over the world to be a part of the procession (Bonalu Jathara).

Apart from those two festivals, Navratri, Deepavali and Makar Sankranti are among the others celebrated in this temple.

Balkampet Yellamma Temple Timings and Entry Fee

There is no entry fee to visit Balkampet Yellamma Temple.

Yellamma Temple darshan timings are from 6 AM to 1 PM in the morning. Then, it reopens at 3 PM, and you can have darshan until 8 PM. But these pooja timings might change during festivals and other special occasions.

Best time to visit Yellamma Devi Temple

People visit Sri Yellamma Pochamma Devasthanam for worship mostly on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. These days are believed to be special days. But if you want to avoid the crowd and have a peaceful visit, go there on the other weekdays.

Time to explore Yellamma Temple Balkampet

If you visit the temple on the special days or during festivals, it might take you around an hour or two to get blessings from the mother goddess. On the other days, it shouldn’t take you more than 30-45 minutes to explore Yellamma Temple.

How to reach Yellamma Temple Balkampet Hyderabad?

Balkampet Yellamma Temple is in the heart of Hyderabad, close to the Ameerpet-SR Nagar locality. Both Nampally Railway Station and Secunderabad Railway Station are about 8 km away. The airport is about 36 km from Yellamma Temple Ameerpet.

It is also in proximity to many other prominent tourist places of Hyderabad. And you can come here from all parts of the city easily.

And following are the different ways to reach Yellamma Temple Hyderabad –

By metro – Ameerpet metro station, on the Blue line of Hyderabad Metro, is about 2 km away from Yellamma Pochamma Temple. And from the metro station, you can walk the distance or hire a taxi/auto to reach the temple.

By bus – Public buses to Yellamma Temple are also available. The Balkampet bus stop is the nearest, only about 100 metres away. You can get off the bus and take a walk to reach the temple.

By taxi/cab – Private cabs and taxis are the most convenient way to reach Yellamma Temple. Taxis are available all over the city to bring you to the temple. It should take you only about 30 minutes to an hour to be here from most parts of Hyderabad. Then, you can also hire a full-day cab from top car rental companies in Hyderabad for a comfortable visit to Balkampet Yellamma Temple and other places of tourist interest in the city.

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