Akkanna Madanna Temple in Hyderabad is one of the oldest temples in Telangana. It is popular for its Bonalu festival of the twin cities (Hyderabad and Secunderabad). ‘Ghatam Procession’ is the most popular event celebrated at Akkanna Madanna Temple during Bonalu festival.
History and Sthala Puranam
Sthala Puranam of Akkanna Madanna Temple explains that this temple was renovated by Akkanna and Madanna, who wereThe Commander in Chief & The Prime Minister respectively under the rule of Tana Shah in 17th century.
The brothers, Akkanna and Madanna, used to worship the Goddess Mahakali at this temple everyday. After the death of these brothers, the temple was closed.
In 1940-50, the temple has been revived from the debris of Haribowli at Shalibanda. Before the temple was restored and rebuilt, a very few people had the knowledge of the existence of Akkanna Madanna Temple.
In the year 1998, the temple was attacked by a group of anti social elements. The attackers partly destroyed the idol and the temple belongings.