Balkampet Yellamma Temple is one of the famous temples in Telangana. It is located in Hyderabad city and well known for bonalu jatara. Balkampet Yellamma Temple article covers topics like Story, Timings, Address, Contact Number, Route Map, Photos, Pin Code, History, etc.


Balkampet Yellamma temple stands among famous temples of Hyderabad and Telangana. Located in one of the developed suburbs of the city, Balkampet, the Temple attracts huge number of devotees on Sundays and Tuesdays in particular. It is also very famous for the Bonalu Jathara celebrations that take place here. Bonalu is the most popular festival in Hyderabad and in Telangana.

This temple is dedicated to the goddess Yellamma. Yellamma literally means “mother of the universe” and that’s exactly how the goddess is considered. Jaggadamba is also an alternate name for goddess. She is also considered goddess Renuka by some legends. The other school of thought associates it closely with Renuka but makes the distinction between the two.

The temple made news when Reliance Industries President Nita Ambani came to offer prayers here.


The temple will be opened 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 3:00 PM to 8:00PM

In the Morning times arati and pooja starts from 6:00 AM onwards; there after daily astothram and archana to be performed to godesses inside the temple area.


Balkampet Yellamma Temple,


Balkampet Yellamma Temple Pincode is 500018

Balkampet Yellamma Temple Story

The Renuka Yellamma Story starts when Renuka who was daughter of a king was married to a sage named Jamadagni and his mother name was satyawati. The couple had five sons, Parushurama was one among them. One day, sage Jamadagni angered his wife for not performing daily household works. He told her to leave the house, then saddened Renuka left the house and went to meet sages and requested them for advice. They advised her to pray to Lord Shiva and feed some brahmins. Meanwhile Jamadagni’s anger did not stop, He took further step and called all his five sons and ask them to kill their mother.

Balkampet Yellamma Temple

Listening to their father’s order four of them have refused to kill their mother, but only parushuramudu obeyed his father’s order, then Jamadagni gave parushuramudu one more order that is to kill his brothers along his mother. Accepting his father’s order Parushuramudu beheaded all of his four brothers, mother and he beheaded one more women who came to protect Renuka. After assassination Parusuramudu went to his father Jamadagni, Then his father granted him a boon. Then parushuramudu asked to provide life to all the people he has killed. In this process Renuka’s body got face of other woman who came to protect her and that woman got renuka’s face. Then Jamadagni accepted the woman with renuka’s body, the other women turned into Yellamma thalli. She will be prayed by telangana people with due respect. This is the story of sri renuka yellamma thalli.

Festive Season

Balkampet Yellamma Goddess is also considered as an incarnation of the goddess Kali. This explains the great Bonalu celebrations at the Balkampet Yellamma Temple. Devotees offer animal sacrifices in the form of goat and hen. But the most important festival that the famous temple is the wedding ceremony of the goddess of the temple – Yellamma Kalyanotsavam.

The Bonalu Jathara festival will be organised at Balkampet Yellamma Temple starts after finishing Golconda Bonalu Jathara and Ujjaini Mahankali Bonalu Jathara.


The Balkampet Yellamma Temple History dates back to 15th century and it is considred as one of the ancient temples of Hyderabad and telangana. The temple has undergone lot of renovation during the course of time. The prtesent form of temple is renovated in early 20th century.

The idol of the goddess, interestingly, is 10 feet deeper than the ground level. There is also a well in the Balkampet Yellamma temple complex and some devotees believe that the water in the well heals all ills. Therefore, a bath here is supposed to purify you of all disorders and skin diseases. This holy water is called ‘Theertham’. An Akhand Jyoth is also present in the temple that was lit during the renovation. Also included in the temple complex are shrines dedicated to various other gods such as Sri Pochamma, Rajarajeshwari, Nagadevta, Ganesha. It is planned to build a complex for pilgrims who visit the Bonalu celebrations in this temple of Hyderabad.


The Secunderabad culture is distinct from Hyderabad. The city is strongly influenced by British culture and the architecture of the city reflects its culture of the colonial era. Secunderabad has a casual atmosphere and people like festivals such as Makar Sankranti, Diwali, Bonalu, Eid, Christmas, etc. with a lot of enthusiasm. Dance and music are also an integral part of the culture. The most popular dance forms are Kuchipudi and Perini. The famous Hyderabadi Biryani is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to dining in twin cities.

Language Spoken: Telugu


– approximately 10 Kms from Secunderabad Railway Station (usually takes 40-45 min drive)
– 12.5 Kms from MGBS Bus Stop, Hyderabad (usually takes 60-70 min drive)

How To Reach

By Road

Balkampet Temple, situated close to Ameerpet-SR Nagar is in the Hyderabad city center and can be reached easily by road.

By Bus

There are plenty of buses available from Secundrabad Bus Station and MGBS bus station and also from different parts of the city. We have listed all those numbers in the Route map section.

BY Train

There is no train station nearby temple. The Nearest railway stations are Secunderabad and Begumpet Railway Station, among them Secunderabad railway station is the biggest one if you are coming different cities.

By Air

The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad. This airport is well connected with national and international flights daily.

Food Facilities

There are Plenty of hotels in and around the temple with various cuisines. One should definitely try Irani Chai and Hyderabadi Biryani.

Places To Visit Nearby

– State Museum
– State Assembly
– Public Gardens

Route Map

By Bus

– TSRTC Buses from Secunderabad are 226E, 10AS, 10Y, 10H, 10, 10K-V, etc (frequency every 10 minutes)
– TSRTC Buses from MGBS Bus Stop, Hyderabad are 9X, 218D, 187D, 158Y, 218LV, 225D, (frequency every 10 minutes)
– Nearest MMTS stations are Begumpet station and ‘Nature Cure Hospital’ station.

By Car

From MGBS Bus Stand Depot
NH163, Gowliguda North, Gowliguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500095

Follow NH65 to Raj Bhavan Rd in Anand Nagar Colony
19 min (6.4 km)

Head south-west on NH163/NH65 towards Chatrapathi Shivaji Bridge/Salarjung Pul
650 m

Continue straight onto NH 44/NH65
120 m

Turn right to stay on NH 44/NH65
170 m

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left to stay on NH 44/NH65
Pass by Karachi Bakery, Goshamahal Branch. (on the left in 1.1 km)
1.1 km

Slight left to stay on NH 44/NH65
Pass by Pillar Number ASMNP10 (on the right in 1.4 km)
1.6 km

Continue straight to stay on NH 44/NH65
350 m

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on NH 44/NH65
190 m

At Public Garden X Rd, take the 1st exit and stay on NH 44/NH65
350 m

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left at Ravindra Bharti X Rd onto NH65
700 m

Turn right to stay on NH65
Pass by Royal Court Function Hall (on the right)
450 m

Continue straight past St Nirankari Satsang Bhavan to stay on NH65
Pass by BPCL Petrol Station (on the left in 450 m)
750 m

Continue on Raj Bhavan Rd. Take Dharam Karan Rd to Balkampet Rd in Balkampet
15 min (5.2 km)

Turn right after Golden Edifice (on the left)
Pass by Metro Pillar Number IRMNP28 (on the right)
2.4 km

Use the left lane to merge onto Begumpet Rd/Greenlands Rd/Sagar Ring Rd
300 m

Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto Greenlands Rd
Pass by GMC Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan (on the left)
300 m

Turn left onto Ameerpet Rd
Pass by Metro Pillar Number BAP20 (on the right)
600 m

Turn right onto Dharam Karan Rd
Pass by Vision Care Opticals (on the left)
1.1 km

Turn right after Preethi Enterprises (on the right)
Destination will be on the left
550 m
Yellamma Temple
Balkampet Road, Balkampet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500038

From Secunderabad

Head north-east on Market Rd towards SD Road
13 s (52 m)

Take Paradise Flyover and Begumpet Rd/Sardar Patel Rd to Balkampet Rd in Balkampet, Hyderabad
19 min (6.8 km)

Turn left onto SD Road
27 m

Continue straight to stay on SD Road
Pass by Mahboob Jr College (on the left)
270 m

Turn right onto Hyderabad – Ramagundam Rd/Karimnagar – Hyderabad Hwy/Rashtrapati Rd/Utkoor – Mogdumpur Rd
Pass by CMR Shopping Mall (on the right)
300 m

Turn left after the petrol station (on the left)
Pass by GHMC Sports Complex (on the left)
600 m

Keep right to continue on Paradise Flyover
700 m

Merge onto Begumpet Rd/Sardar Patel Rd
Pass by Treebo Strawberrys (on the right)
270 m

Continue straight to stay on Begumpet Rd/Sardar Patel Rd
Pass by Domino’s Pizza (on the left)
2.5 km

Slight left onto Begumpet-Brahmanvadi Rd
210 m

Turn right
1.5 km

Turn left onto Balkampet Rd
260 m

Make a U-turn
Destination will be on the left
98 m
Yellamma Temple
Balkampet Road, Balkampet,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500038