The glorious history of Peddamma Temple
History of Peddamma temple
There are many stories tied to the Peddamma temple origin. The most popular stories are that the goddess has come to quench the thirst here and put an end to the demon. It is known that a Shepherd spotted the Goddess and the temple is built on the same spot.
Another famous story is that a demon named Mahishasura, the son of king Rambha had defamed Indira, the king of heaven. Mahishasura had a blessing that neither a man nor a God could kill him. He became evil because no one can fight against him.
To put an end to his cruelties and at the request of other Gods, Goddess Durga came on earth to destroy Mahishasura. Goddess Durga with the blessings of the Holy Trinity Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva, destroyed the demon Mahishasura in a fierce battle.
Common beliefs of Peddamma Temple
Many people believe that their wishes come true if they take the blessings of goddess Peddamma. One such belief is putting a coin on the Chavadi of Peddamma Temple. If the placed coin stands vertically at the flagpole without falling, your wish in your mind can be fulfilled.
Festival celebrated at peddamma Temple
Peddamma temple is famous for several festivals that are celebrated where many devotees from different parts of the state come to visit the temple and receive Peddamma blessings.
This Temple celebrates the Bonalu festival which is celebrated from June to July. Women carry pots that contain items like rice, jaggery, milk, and curd that are covered with Neem leaves along with turmeric and Kumkum during this festival.
The pots are brought to the Goddess as an offering in the festival. The festival ‘Rathotsavam’ is also held at the peddamma temple during the Ratha Saptami.
Address of peddamma temple
Peddamma temple is situated on Road Number 55, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Many city buses travel by the peddamma temple route. Padma temple is about 13 km from Secunderabad Railway station and 14 km from the MGBS bus stop. You can also choose autos and cabs to reach Peddamma Temple.