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Yellamma Pochamma Temple
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Pooja Cost : US$ 9.00 Leadtime : 3 Days
Location : Balkampet.
Main Deity : Ellamma and Akhanda Jyotji.
Other Deities : Nagadevata, Pochammaa.
Nearest Town : Hyderabad District : Hyderabad State : Andhra Pradesh
The temple of “Sri Ellamma” is considered to be existing from 15th century AD has taken its present form in 1919AD and “Ellamma” means mother to all. The idol of Sri Ellamma lies 10 feet beneath the ground level (cellar). The well behind Sri Ellamma devotees believe that a bath with this water cures all skin diseases and epidemics. This water is taken as “Theertham”.

To the south of this temple, the “Pochamma” idol was installed and “She” is the ruler of this sacred land or place. Sri Ellamma is also known as Bala Tripura Sundari, Bala and Balakamba. It is believed that Ellamma is Kaliyuga Avatar of Sri Chinna Mastha Devi whose upasana is one in Dasamaha Vidya of Tantsopasana. She is also believed to be Renuka Devi, mother of Lord Parasurama.
As advised by his Holiness, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peerathipalli Sri Chandrashekharendra Saraswathi Swamy, “Akhanda Jyothi” is lit by Sri Virupaksha Shankaracharya Swamy. One can have “Akhanda Jyothi” darshan on entering the “Garbha Gudi”. The renovation and rebuilding of the temple has taken place in the year 1983.