Alampur Vishwa Brahma Temple is an ancient Shiva temple, located in Alampur Town near Kurnool in Jogulamba Gadwal District, Telangana. It is one of the nine temples in the Navabrahma Group of Temples. The Temple is situated towards the northern corner opposite the museum beside the Vira Brahma temple.
The temple is a distance of 1 km from Alampur Bus Station, Alampur Vishwa Brahma Temple is the best-preserved temple after Bala Brahma temple among Nava Brahma temples. This temple hosts wonderful carvings throughout the structure.
The architecture of this temple resembles that of Galaganatha Temple in Pattadakal. The temple boasts a large maha mandapa with 18 pillars followed by the sanctum. Built on an elevated platform, there is no Mukha mandapa in this temple. The inner sanctum has a circumambulatory path for pradakshinas.
The sanctum is supported by four pillars with carvings of Ramayana scenes, Gandharvas, Lions, etc. The ceiling has wonderful carvings of Nagabandha and lotus. The doorway of the sanctum has images of Gajalakshmi, Ganga and Yamuna along with their vehicles Crocodile and Tortoise.
The circumambulatory path around the sanctum has few good images of ducks with two heads. The pillars in the maha mandapa have attractive floral designs. Built-in nagara style, the vimana of the temple is intact and well preserved.
The doorway of the main entrance has a Garuda riding a chariot. The outer walls of the temple have some best artwork. The backside of the sanctum has wonderfully carved Bhagiradha performing penance to bring Ganga to earth. There are several images of Lord Vishnu, Nataraja, Ganesha, Surya, Chandra, Gandharvas, Yakshinis, among others. The mini mandapas carved out on the outer walls are attractive. The majority of the statues in these placeholders can be found in the museum. There is also an interesting carving of two cranes carrying a tortoise.
Sharan Navaratri is the biggest festival at Alampur Temples. The concluding event, Theppotsavam (boat festival) is an eye-catching event held on Vijaya Dasami at Krishna – Tungabhadra Sangamam. Shivaratri is also celebrated in agrand manner.
Alampur Vishwabrahma Temple Timings:
Morning: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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