Yedupayala Temple Near to Hyderabad
Yedupayalu Temple is a famous shrine. The shrine is located in the forest at Nagsanpalli in the Papannapeta Mandal of Medak District in State of Telangana.
It is located at a distance of 14 km from Medak district. Here Goddess Durga is seen as an incarnation of Mahashakti.
Millions of people from Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra visit this temple. The place derives its name from the fact that the river Manjeera splits into tributaries at a place called Yedupayalu. The place is described in the Mahabharata. The Manjeera River plain still looks gray. Millions flock to the fair, which is held at seven streams.
It is said that Garutmantu brought the Ganges here to bless the serpents as all the species of serpents were sacrificed to the serpent. For this reason, Manjeera is also known as ‘Garuda Ganga’. Devotees bathe in this Ganga and visit the vendors to pay their dues.
The feature in the Ammavari statue
They are in the form of Durgamata, which is carved with black stone. The serpent has a predominance of space.
Ammavaari Jatara Fair
The Edupayala Jatara is held every year on Mahashivaratri. Devotees come from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. They bathe in the river Manjeera and visit Amma. Due to the fact that the fair has been held here for decades, the state government organizes the Yedupayala Jatara as an official festival in view of the prestige of the temple and the faith of the devotees.
Yedupayalu Vana Durga Bhavani Temple, built in the 12th century, is one of the most famous and powerful pilgrimage destinations in the region, dedicated to Goddess Kanakadurga. It is a picturesque shrine nestled amidst lush greenery and natural stone structures inside the den. This place represents the confluence of seven riverlets into the Manjeera River and hence the name Yedupayala, meaning seven (seven) and streams (streams). The destination attracts around 30 lakh devotees every year not only from the state of Telangana but also from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
According to legend, Maharaja Parikshit (grandson of the great warrior Arjun of the Mahabharata) performed a “serpent yagna” to escape a curse. While transporting the snakes used in the Garuda, Eagle, Yajna, it is said that their blood fell in seven different places and in the places where the blood was spilled. During the recent construction of the bridge, a layer of ash was found beneath the Manjeera River bed.
The temple is also famous for the three-day grand affair Jatara (Fair) which is celebrated on the occasion of Shivratri in the month of February. Hundreds of devotees set up their makeshift tents around the Vana Durga Bhavani temple in Yedupayala, setting the stage for a three-day event that will attract 5-day pilgrims. During the monsoon season, the river water rises and reaches the feet of the Goddess and thousands of devotees come to Yedupayala to witness this amazing event.
Many people visit this Yedupayala temple to visit the vendors, pay obeisances and come with their families for picnics.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (146 km from Medak) is 19.5 km from Medak to Yedupayala, and buses / taxis are available from Medak to the destination.
Medak has no railway station. The nearest railheads to Medak are Akkannapeta (19.1 km) and Kamareddy (60 km). Taxis / cabs and buses are also available from the railway station to reach Medak. The distance from Medak to Yedupayala to reach Yedupayala Temple is 19.5 km and buses / taxis are available from Medak to the destination.
There are regular buses to Medak, which is run by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), which connects Hyderabad, Warangal, Siddipet, Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Sangareddy. Buses are available from all major towns and cities to Medak. The distance from Medak to Yedupayala to reach Yedupayala Temple is 19.5 km and buses / taxis are available from Medak to the destination.
Link for Temple site: http://edupayalavanadurgatemple.org/