Akkanna Madanna Temple, Shalibanda

  • Destination: Hyderabad

Akkanna Madanna Temple is located at Shalibanda in Hyderabad is just 1 km away from Charminar. The temple was constructed by two Brahmin brothers ‘Akkanna’ and ‘Madanna’ during the time of Sultanate of Golkonda. It is a 330 years old temple and is famous for Bonalu festival. The prime deity of the temple is Mahankali.

This temple after the demise of Akkanna and Madanna is used as Devidi by the king at that time and then after one day the goddess desire to reveal her and appeared in the dream of an old lady telling where the hidden temple of Mahankali existed. Having heard this from the old lady, a group of enthusiastic young men took initiated in the construction of the temple.

People visit in thousands to this temple during the time of Bonalu festival. The main occasion of the temple is ‘Ghatam’. There is an estimation that about 1 lakh people comes to see this Ghatam.

Distance to Akkanna Madanna Temple:

20 Kilometres from Secunderabad Railway Station.
Buses (or Trains) Availability: MMTS trains available for every 20 min from Secunderabad Railway station to Uppuguda. Several busses are available from all major centres in Hyderabad. Bus No. 8A from Secunderabad.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

Mecca Masjid
Chowmahalla Palace, etc

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