Saturday, February 12, 2011

Peddamma Gudi, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

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Peddamma Gudi that is Peddamma Temple at Jubilee Hills, on Road No. 55 is a very popular Mahakali Temple in Hyderabad. The Goddess here is known as Peddamma, one of the 11 forms of Mahakali and hence the Temple is called Peddamma Gudi. The Temple is said to be about 150 years old but it has attained prominence since 1993 and has developed into a very large and beautiful Temple.
Peddamma Brahmotsavam or the Annual Mahotsavam is a very grand festival celebrated at this Temple. This year’s Mahotsavam commenced this week on 8th February that is as per tradition on the day of ‘Vasanta Panchami’ and came to a close yesterday, ‘Magha Shukla Ashtami’ that is 11th August. During these four days of festivities the Temple is visited by thousands of devotees. The Temple looks much grander with copious floral and lamp decoration all over the Temple. On the third day of festivities that is on the day of ‘Ratha Sapthami’, a very attractive Rathotsavam Festival (Chariot Festival) is held. This year’s Rathotsavam Festival took place on 10th February.

In the above photographs you can see the grand Raja Gopuram of the Temple and the beautiful Chariot used during the Rathotsavam Festival.

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