Akkanna Madanna Temple

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Akkanna Madanna Temple
అక్కన్న మాదన్న మహాకాళి గుడి
Proper name Akkanna Madanna Temple
Country India
State Telangana
Location near Shalibanda, Hyderabad
Primary deity Mahankali
Important festivals Bonalu
History and governance
Date built 17th century
Creator Madanna and Akkanna
Website akkannamadannatemple.com

Akkanna Madanna Temple is a Hindu temple located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.[1] It is popular during the festival of Bonalu that is celebrated in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.[2] The temple is known for the ghatam procession during bonalu.


Early 17th century the city of Hyderabad was ruled by a king called Tana Shah. He was the emperor at the Golkonda fort. The royal king had many ministers at his court of which Madanna and Akkanna both were brothers served as The Commander in Chief & The Prime Minister respectively. These two brothers were one of the favorite ministers of the king and stayed in a house near, where this temple of Mahankali existed. Being the true disciples of Goddess Mahankali, Akkanna and Madanna performed pooja every day at the holy temple before they left for the court of Golconda for their day’s work. Soon after the killing of these two brothers, the temple was closed.

It has been more than 67 years since the temple has been revived from the debris of Hari bowli at Shalibanda. Before the temple was rejuvenated, a very few people in the old city had the knowledge of the existence of this temple. Ever since the temple of the great Mahankali has seen the daylight of the old city.

1998 Attacks[edit]

In the year 1998, the temple was attacked by a group of anti social elements and partly destroyed the idol and temple belongings.[3]

See also[edit]

Akkana Madanna cave temple


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 17°22′31″N 78°28′28″E / 17.3753°N 78.4744°E / 17.3753; 78.4744