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Timings : Monday to Saturday – 6:00 AM- 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Sundays- 6:00 AM – 8:30 PM.

Time Required : 1 hour

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Peddamma temple, Secunderabad Overview

The Peddamma temple is one of the oldest temples in Secunderabad dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi in an extraordinary posture and has been a very sacred place for the Hindus for more than 150 years. The word peddamma is derived from two independent words- ‘peda’ and ‘amma’ both meaning mothers. Thus the etymological meaning of the temple refers to the ‘mother of all mothers’, which is God. Apart from its religious sentiments, this temple has also been a constant tourist attraction because of its beautiful architecture and surroundings.

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Peddamma Temple - Timings and Entry Fee

Monday to Saturday
6:00 AM- 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM

6:00 AM – 8:30 PM.

There is no entry fee
Parking- two-wheelers- INR 20, four wheelers- INR 10.

Best Time to Visit Peddamma Temple

Festivals like  Banali, Rathotsavam, Ratha Saptami, Durgotsavam and Ugadi are celebrated with magnificent grandeur in the temple. The best time to visit the temple is during the time of these festivities to enjoy the aesthetic beauty of the place in general and the deity in particular. On Ratha Saptami, the goddess is decorated with gold and diamonds from head to toe, which adds to the divinity of the place.

History of Peddamma Temple

There are various versions and stories revolving around the temple. The most common legend revolves around the battle between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the son of Sambha. Mahishasura was blessed by Lord Vishnu that no man or God could ever kill him. The despotic Mahishasura began to wreak havoc on earth with this boon and had also dethroned Indra which infuriated the Gods and Goddesses. It was through their prayers and blessings that Durga was created who successfully defeated the demon. According to another popular legend, Goddess Lakshmi had come to drink water from the well now located in the temple premises where a shepherd found her idol later on.

Attractions Nearby

Tourists have plenty of sightseeing places in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Tourists can visit the KBR park which is located just a few minutes away from the temple, both on Road number 2 of Jubilee hills. Other interesting sightseeing spots include the chowmahalla palace located at a distance of 7 kms from the temple, the Golconda Fort and seven tombs located side by side and at a distance of 3 kms from chowmahalla palace and the epic Salarjung museum.

How To Reach Peddamma Temple

Peddamma temple is located on the road no. 5 in the Jubilee hills. Bus services from places like Ameerpet, Shamshabad and Kukatpalli connect the temple well. The temple can be easily figured out on getting down at the Pedamma Guddi bus stop. One must board buses like 34C and AC35 or take the Punja Gutta road if they are boarding a cab to reach the spot. It is 15 km away from the Secunderabad railway station.

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