Akkanna Madanna Temple
|Akkanna Madanna Temple
అక్కన్న మాదన్న మహాకాళి గుడి
|Location||near Shalibanda, Hyderabad|
|Date built||17th century|
|Creator||Madanna and Akkanna|
Akkanna Madanna Temple is a Hindu temple located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is popular during the festival of Bonalu that is celebrated in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The temple is known for the Ghatam procession during Bonalu.
During the early 17th century, the city of Hyderabad was ruled by King Tana Shah. He was the Emperor at 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 and Prime Minister, respectively. These two brothers were one of the favorite ministers of the king and stayed in a house near his own, where the 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 sixty-seven years since the temple has been revived from the debris of Hari bowli at Shalibanda. Before the temple was rejuvenated, very few people in the Old City had knowledge of the existence of this temple. Ever since, the temple of the great Mahankali has seen the light of day in the vibrant Old City.
In the year 1998, the temple was attacked by a group of anti-social elements and partly destroyed the idol and temple belongings.
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