History of Alampur :
Alampur is an ancient place situated in Mahbubnagar in Telangana State.It is 218 km away from Hyderabad, 200 km away from Srisailam and 126 km away from Mahbubnagar.Alampur is popular for Jogulamba Temple, Sangameswara Temple and Navabrahma temple built in the 7th century.It is appraised as the western gateway to the pilgrimage Srisailam. The temple has various engravings of 7th to 16th centuries.
Sited on the River Tungabhadra’s shore, Alampur is near to the place where the two rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra fuse.It is having a great pilgrimage and historical importance. Several dynasties like Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Bahamani sultans, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara kings reined Alampur.
According to history, due to the curse of a saint, Lord Brahma loses all his powers and does expiation for Lord Shiva.Then Lord Shiva appeared in nine different forms, so nine different temples are emanated to celebrate each form of Shiva. In the main temple, the Shivalinga can be seen in the form of a footprint of a bull.
History of Jogulamba Temple :
The Temple Jogulamba is very old and is one of the18 Shakti Peethas. It is considered as the 5th Sakthi, the upper teeth part of Goddess Shakti. The original ancient temple was destroyed and a new one was built in the year 2005. From 6 Centuries the idols of Goddesses were placed in the Bala Brahmeswara temple.
Chalukya ruled this area about 2 centuries, built nine splendid temples called Navabrahma temples along with Sangameswara temple.Chalukya King Pulakesi II started the construction of Temple when he visited Alampur after his victory over Pallavas of Kanchi. Later the temples were enhanced by Rashtrakunta and Kalyani Chalukya Empires. The nine temples of Navabrahma are Bala Brahma, Taraka Brahma, Swarga Brahma, Padma Brahma, Garuda Brahma, Kumara Brahma, Arka Brahma, Vira Brahma and Vishwa Brahma. All these temples are built on banks of Tungabhadra River.The only active temple among these temples is the Balabrahma temple.The original Jogulamba temple and Taraka Brahma temples were destroyed by the army of Bahamani Sultan.
The Temples of Alampur were not maintained well, mainly due to encroachments, insufficient space and religious activity of Jogulamba and Bala Brahma Temples.
Jogulamba Temple Timings :
Morning Hours: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Evening Hours: 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jogulamba temple accommodation | hotels near Jogulamba temple :
Haritha Hotel :
Haritha Hotel Alampur is the place to rest for tourists visiting the powerful shaktipeetam of Alampur. Located close to the Tungabhadra River, the hotel offers quality accommodation and food services.
How To Reach Alampur :
Alampur has located approximately 220 km from Hyderabad and easily accessible through Hyderabad-Bangalore highway. Alampur road is the nearest railway station located at a distance of nearly 9 km.
It takes 3-4hours to visit all the places in Alampur.
Best Season to Visit: September to March