Alampur Kudala Sangameshwara Temple is an ancient Shiva temple, located in Alampur Town near Kurnool in Jogulamba Gadwal District, Telangana. One of the Chalukya’s creations and it is a quiet historical place. This Sangameshwara temple is located in Alampur district in Mehabubnagar, Telangana. This temple is located nearly two kilometers away from Alampur. This is situated on the bank of a place where the holy river Krishna and another holy river Tungabadhra merge. But this was moved to a distance of ten kilometers from the old location to a new location as there is a risk of sinking of the temple because of the construction of a dam named Srisailam dam.
Alampur Kudala Sangameshwara Temple holds a prominent history. This was built in 740 AD in this place by a ruler from the Chalukya family named Pulakesi II. The temples were 10 km away from the current sites. Originally the temples were located at the point where Thungabhadra and river Krishna merged.
In the year of 1979, the temples were disassembled and reconstructed exactly from rock to rock in the current site as the original site was getting submerged due to the construction of the Srisailam Dam.
There is a famous temple called Sangameswara with a wonderful structure and beautiful carvings on all corners. These temples are built in nagara style; the temple is built on an elevated platform with a fortified wall around the temple. The temple has 12 large pillars in the hall followed by the sanctum. There is a crosspath around the sanctum for pradakshinas. There is a relief of a large nagaraja on the ceiling, as seen in the other Chalukya temples. The pillars in the hall have nice carved images of lord Vishnu, Brahma and Kumaraswamy spiritual couples.
The outer side front walls have carvings of Ardhanareeswara and Ganesha. There are images of Yamuna and Ganga in the doorway. The outer walls of the sides are nicely carved with lord Shiva killing demons, Hariharan, Manmadha, Yama and Shiva with 18 hands. The four corners of the temples have crocodile carvings. The human figures appear differently from each side as a child, youth and elder person. The outer walls of lattice windows have beautifully carved Toranas.
Daily pujas are performed at this temple and there was a marakata linga found beneath the main shivaling while moving the temple from the temple’s original site. There is a small sanctum of Lord Venkateswara on the left side of the main entrance. The opposite side of the temple has a big Nandi mandapa. There are several carvings on the pillars of the temple. Also, there is a pillar near Nandi Mandapa with the carvings.
Alampur Kudala Sangameshwara Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening:4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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