Jogulamba Temple, Alampur

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.

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