Enjoying an ideal location in the center of the city, Peddamma Gudi Temple is one of the most popular religious shrines of Hyderabad. Said to be more than 150 years old, this temple took its present shape in the year of 1993 when the Rajagopuram was built. Its structural beauty and religious importance attracts hundreds of devotees every day, making it one of a prominent place to visit.
The Supreme power and the mother of all Gods and Goddesses, Maa Peddamma is the ultimate primordial being and the demon slayer. This Devi with lush black hair, beautiful eyes and ten hands dawned on earth to establish the supremacy of goodness over evil. In a battle fought over a span of ten days, Maa Durga wins the ceaseless battle between Gods and demons. Durga pujo is a way to celebrate this eternal manifestation of truth and purity. Devi Durga, the daughter of Himalaya, is an epitomy of graceful beauty, motherliness, and the strong and valor warrior.
The legend of Maa Peddamma has several renditions and so does the story behind Peddamma Puja. According to the most prevalent tale, the male gods of heaven created Devi Durga, the wrathful goddess, an incarnation of Ma Sati (Lord Shiva’s wife). A powerful demon named, Mahishasur (born out of the union of Rambha, the demon king and a water buffalo), who could easily change his form from human to buffalo dethroned Indra, the king of Heavens. This demon was bestowed by a unique boon from Brahmadev, whereby neither Man nor God could defeat him. Utter chaos and dismay prevailed through the entire heaven. All the Gods were shunned out of their golden seats. Defeated and disheartened the Gods request the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh) to save them from annihilation .
Personal Note :
A strange sense of Peace and satisfaction is brought to your heart when you visit this temple, located in midst of a city. I wasn’t a big religious guy, but this temple changed me a lot.
Best way to reach Pedamma Temple
TSRTC is the main transport that connects Jubilee hills to other parts of Hyderabad. The closest MMTS Train station is at HITEC City. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is at a distance of 35 km from this destination. You can easily book a taxi to reach this destination. Nampally Railway Station is located at a distance of 10 km from the place.
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Poojas at Pedamma Temple
Rathotsavam is celebrated at Sri Peddamma Temple on January 25, 2007 in view of Ratha Sapthami Day in Hyderabad.
The three-day 13th annual festival of Sri Peddamma Temple, Jubilee Hills, concluded with a grand chariot procession here on Thursday.
It was literally a feast to the eyes for thousands of devotees who queued up for witnessing the idol of presiding deity being taken round the brilliantly lit up and well-decorated temple complex on the auspicious day of Ratha Sapthami. Devotees paid their obeisance amidst chanting of hymns and bursting of firecrackers.
The annual festival is the major event in these parts of the city with devotees coming from outside the city and the State. With the word spreading that the wishes of devotees worshipping goddess Peddamma would come true, the popularity of the temple grew and the turnout of the devotees has been steadily on the rise since 1994.
On Thursday day too prayers began with `Abhishekam’ at 3 a.m. followed by `Navagraha Homam,’ `Rudra’, `Chandi Homam’, `Dikpala Bhairava Baliharanam’ `Purnahuti’ and `Annadanam’.