The Yellamma Temple in Balkampet, popularly known as the Balkampet Yellamma temple, is one of Hyderabad's oldest and most revered temples.
The temple attracts a large crowd on Sundays and Tuesdays and is well-known for hosting the annual Bonalu Jathara festival in Hyderabad.
This temple is dedicated to Goddess Yellamma, which translates as "mother of the universe." There is also an alternate name, Jagadamba, who is thought to be the same as Goddess Renuka.
Goddess Balkampet Yellamma is also thought to be an incarnation of Goddess Kali and Goddess Parvati. Bonalu is celebrated to thank Goddess Kali.
This Yellamma Devi Temple also has a small temple for Goddess Pochamma Devi on the south side, Goddess Pochamma is the Kshetrapalaka of the temple.
As a result, the temple is also known as Sri Yellamma Pochamma Devasthanam.The History of the Temple The history of the Balkampet Yellamma Temple dates back to the 15th century and is more tha…