Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple (also known as Peddamma Gudi) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Peddamma (Goddess Durga). It is located at Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad in the Telangana State of India. The word “Peddamma” consists of two separate words ‘Pedda’ and ‘Amma’ whch means “Mother of Mothers” or “The Supreme Mother”. Goddess Peddamma is sitting on a lion (Simha vahanam) in the temple. She is the Supreme power and the mother of all Gods and Goddesses.
Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple Legends
According to the prevalent legend, a powerful demon named Mahishasur who was the son of demon king Rambha and a water buffalo, who could easily change his form from human to buffalo, had dethroned Indra, the king of Heavens. He had the unique blessings of Lord Brahma that neither man nor God can defeat him. Due to that blessing, he had become more and more cruel. Defeated by him, all the Gods request the holy Trinity- Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. To end his cruelties, the holy Trinity created Devi Durga who is an incarnation of Ma Sati (Lord Shiva’s wife). Once she got supreme power from the holy Trinity and other Gods, she killed demon Mahishasur in a furious battle of ten days. Thus Durga pujo is a way to celebrate this eternal sign of truth and purity for ten days.
Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple History
It is considered that the temple is about 150 years old though there is no clear evidence about the existence. In the year 1993, it took place in a big way and the Rajagopuram was constructed. Its structural beauty and religious importance attracts hundreds of devotees every day. Beside the main temple, there are small temples dedicated to Lakshmi, Ganapati, Saraswati and Naga Devatha.
Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple Festivals
The Peddamma Thalli Temple celebrated various festivals throughout the year. The most important festival is the Bonalu Festival celebrated in the month of June-July. Devotees from various parts of the state visit the temple and offer their prayers to seek blessings from the Mother. Mahotsavam and Rathotsavam are other major festivals celebrated in the temple.
Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple Timings
The temple remains open from 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM in the Morning and 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM in the evening.
How to reach the Sri Peddamma Thalli Temple
The nearest airport is the Hyderabad Airport is about 35 KMs away. Taxi and private cabs are available from there to reach the temple.
Nampally railway station is about 10 KM away and Secunderabad railway station is about 13 KM away from the temple.
TSRTC buses are available from Jubilee hills to other parts of Hyderabad. Direct buses is available also from Secunderabad and MGBS Bus Stop.