Jham Singh belongs to Rajput cavaliers and he is a gallantry. He traveled all the way from a place called Unnao that is a district of the northern state of India known as Uttar Pradesh. He reached this place and he was appointed as the Kumandan. The role of this job is to be commandant for the corps remounting that belongs to the army of the Nawab Sikandar Jah and also Asaf Jah III from the years 1803 to the year 1829. Singh is interested in horses and he has an ability to select the best horse in a lot. This passion brought him this ability. Even this ability of choosing the best horse made the Nizam III to recruit him as the incharge of the cavalier that is required to buy the best horses for the nizam army.
On one hand the Muslim nawabs has an interest for the mosques and the quaint palaces, the other hand this singh has his interest and the passion for the horses which made a new meaning for the old saying that “ if the wishes are horses.”. When combining his unique talent and with his single minded devotion he forecasted a plan that has resulted in the construction of Jham Singh Balaji Mahadev temple that was built in the year 1810. This made the stallion to become a leitmotif. Even the grand entrance of the temple of the Rajagopuram is carved with the horse images out of rock and the chariot of the temple is joined with two horses that are made out of wood.
Jham Singh Balaji Temple is 250 years old temple and is situated at Gudimalkapur, near Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad city. As Jham Singh constructed this it got its name Sri Jham Singh Balaji Venkateswara Swamy temple. The presiding deity of Sri Venkateswara Swamy was sculpted in a black granite. It is said that Lord Venkateshwara Swamy’s idol has a mustache twist as a Rajput warrior and a hidden dagger at his side! It can be seen at the time of Abhishekam, but its are not visible from the entrance. Before the temple you can see idols of Sri Hanuman and Sri Garudalwar facing the presiding deity. There are two more temples for Lord Shiva and Sri Krishna. The is a huge dwajasthambam in-front of the temple.Daily Pujas, bhajans, kirtanas and all annual festivals are conducted in accordance to ancient traditions.
Jham Singh Balaji Temple 6.00 am to 11:30 am and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Telangana – 500028.
Phone: 040 2351 2674.