Alampur Sangameshwara Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening:4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
One of the chalukya’s creation and it is 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.
This temple holds a prominent history. This was built in 740 AD in this place by a ruler from chalukya family named Pulakesi II. The temples were 10 kms away from current sites. Originally the temples were located at the point of where Thungabhadra and river Krishna merged.
In the year of 1979 the temples where disassembled and reconstructed exactly rock to rock in the current site as the original site was getting sub-merged due to the construction of srisailam Dam.
There is a famous temple called sangameswara with wonderful structure and beautiful carvings on all corners. These temples are built in nagara style; the temple is built on an elevated platform with fortified wall around the temple. The temple has 12 large pillars in the hall followed by the sanctum. There is a cross path around the sanctum for pradakshinas. There is a relief of large nagaraja on the ceiling, as seen in the other chalukya temples. The pillars in the hall have nice carve images of lord Vishnu, Brahama and kumaraswamy spiritual couple. The outer side front walls have carvings of Ardhanareeswara and Ganesha. There are the images of Yamuna and ganga on the doorway. The outer walls of the sides are nicely carved with lord Shiva killing demon, harihara, 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 child, youth and elder person. The outer walls of lattice windows have beautifully carved Toranas.
Daily pujas are performed to this temple and there was a marakata linga found beneath the main shivaling while moving the temple from the temple 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 big nandi mandapa. There are several carvings on the pillars of the temple. Also there is a pillar near nandi mandapa with the carvings.