Balkampet Yellamma temple is located at Balkampet in Hyderabad. This temple is dedicated to goddess Yellamma, a traditional manifestation of Goddess Parvati or Shakti. It is known to be the one of the oldest and famous temples of Hyderabad and considered that it was being existed from 15th century and has got renovated form in the year 1919.
The presiding deity Yellamma in the temple means “the mother of all” lies 10 feet beneath the ground level (bhoogarbha swayambhu vigraham). The Yellamma Devi is considered as the Kaliyuga avatar of Goddess Chinnamastha Devi who is worshipped as one of the Dashamahavidya. But the popular legend says she is believed to be Renuka Devi, mother of Lord Parasurama. There is well in the temple and people believes that a person who takes a bath with the water of the well gets free from all the diseases and the water is considered as Theertham.
Different festivals are celebrated in the temple, among them the major festival is divine marriage ceremony of Goddess Yellamma. It is celebrated in Ashada masam. Bonalu in Ashada masam, Durga Navaratri during Dasara in Ashwayuja masam, and Vasantha Navaratri in Chaitra masam are also celebrated with lot of gusto.
The other shrines of gods also reside in the Balkampet Yellamma Temple Complex some of them are Addala Mantapam, Sri Ganesha Temple, Sri Pochamma Temple, Sri Nagadevata Temple, Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi Temple, etc. The temple committee is making arrangements to construct Pilgrims Bonalu Complex.