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Sangameshwar temple at Alampur

Alampur is a temple-town situated in Mahbubnagar district,[1] in the state of Telangana, India. It is located at about 90 km from Mahabubnagar, 27 km From Kurnool and 200 km from Hyderabad. Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi(also known as Navabrahmeshwara Theertha) and the Western Gateway of Srisailam, the famous Shaivite (Shaivism) pilgrim centre. The principal deities at Alampur are Brahmeshwara and Jogulamba. It is surrounded by the Nallamala hills. Alampur is situated on the left bank of the Tungabhadra river. Alampur is also the hometown of Lakshmi Kantamma, a former member of parliament.

Alampur was under the rule of Shatavahana Ishvakus of Nagarjunakonda, Badami Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara Empire and Qutb Shahis of Golconda. Alampur was previously Known as Halampuram, Hamalapuram And Alampuram. Name of this place as Hatampura, mentioned in the inscription dated AD 1101 belongs to Western Chalukya[2] Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. The Alampur Navabhrama Temples are historically important and reflect remarkable architectural skills.

Main articles: Daksha Yaga and Shakti Peethas Shiva carrying the corpse of Sati Devi The Yogamba (Jogulamba) temple is regarded as a Shakti Peetha where Sati Devi's upper teeth fell. The mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation is the story of origin of Shakti Peethas.[4][5][6] Shakti Peethas are shrines which are the most divine seats of the Mother Goddess. The body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi has fallen in these places, when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered throughout Aryavartha in sorrow. There are 51 Shakti Peeth linking to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit.

Alampur was under the rule of Shatavahana Ishvakus of Nagarjunakonda, Badami Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara Empire and Qutb Shahis of Golconda. Alampur was previously Known as Halampuram, Hamalapuram And Alampuram. Name of this place as Hatampura, mentioned in the inscription dated AD 1101 belongs to Western Chalukya[2] Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. The Alampur Navabhrama Temples are historically important and reflect remarkable architectural skills.

Jogulamba temple Alampur

Jogulumba

The Navabrahma temples are present on the left bank of the Tungabhadra river, enclosed in a courtyard.

  • Taraka Brahma
  • At Taraka Brahma temple, the 6th-7th century CE inscriptions present here.

  • Swarga Brahma

    Swarga Brahma temple was built during 681-696 AD by Lokaditya Ela Arasa in honour of the queen of Vinayaditya, it is mentioned in an inscription found above the Dwarapalaka image. It is the finest example of Badami Chalukya Architecture and sculpture. This temple is the most elaborately ornamented temple. Temple with an imposing tower (Rekhanagara vimana) is the finest compared to other temples at Alampur.

  • Padma Brahma
  • Padma Brahma temple having polished stone sculpture of Shivalinga.

  • Bala Brahma
  • AS per the inscriptions, Bala Brahma temple dates back to 702 CE. It is the main shrine of worship, Shivaratri is celebrated.

  • Vishwa Brahma

 

Brahmesvara and Papanatha are the 2 groups of temples on either side of Alampur. In 7th century AD Badami Chalukyas built these temples. The temples are not exactly in the Dravidian style but in Nagara style of architecture. The shikharas of all these temples have a curvilinear form and are adorned with the miniature architectural devices. The plans and decoration similar to that of the rock cut temples (found in Karnataka and Maharashtra).

According to The Imperial Gazetteer of India,[11] Alampur was a taluk of Raichur district, Hyderabad State. It has an area of 184 square miles (480 km2) in 43 villages. The population in 1901 was 30,222, compared with the 27,271 in 1891. Alampur, the headquarters, had a population of 4,182. Krishna river separates the taluk from Mahbubnagar district on the North and the Tungabhadra from Madras state. The confluence of these two rivers is situated in the extreme east of the taluk.

As of 2001 India census,[12] Alampur had a population of 9350. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Alampur has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 64% of the males and 36% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shiva carrying the corpse of Sati Devi

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Pillala Marri

This age old tree is located around 3 Kms from Mahaboob Nagar District head quarters and 90 Kms away from HyderabadCity. Nature itself is a great magician. It is showing many wonders and attracting human beings towards nature. Pillalamarri great Banyan Tree is one of the wonders attracting many people. The tree is approximately 700 years old and spread into many branches so that people call it as Pillalamarri. One could not see the main trunk of the tree. There are three great Banyan Trees in India and Pillalamarri is one among them. The tree is a special attraction in the district for the visitors. The tourism department has started an exhibition centre here. The statues and sculptures found in the district are exhibited in the exhibition here. A historical ShivaTemple which was submerged under Srisailam Project was relocated here. A mini zoo with bird park and animal parks were also added as attractions to this place.The most interesting place to see in Mahabubnagar is the famous banyan tree called Pillalamrri, which is about 4 km from the town. There is a tomb of a Muslim saint under the tree. The tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage from a distance but on reaching closer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter.

 

This place is located about 9 Kms away from Vatuvarlapalli village on the high way from Hyderabad to Srisailam. There is a direct bus facility from Achampet. Mallelatheertham is the natural water fall in Nallamala Forests. The water falls from a height of Approximately 500 feet and it is beautiful and attractive. All around highest mountains and thick forests adds to beauty of the nature. People believe that in the night Ghandarvas and Kinneras are arriving and singing songs here. Mallela Theertham is in the middle of the dense forest. A walk down 350 steps is required to access the waterfall. The best flows are from the months of October to February. March to June is the dry season. The remaining months are rainy months, and it is very difficult to drive on the muddy road. The water comes from a small rivulet and from this area, it flows through the dense jungle and then meets the Krishna RiverThis place is near to Achampet. Mallela Theertham is a good place to hangout for a weekend to enjoy with friends and family. As it is closer to Hyderabad, many students and employees come here to enjoy on their weekends. There are no adequate food facilities available here. people are encouraged to bring their own food to spend one complete day. People are advised to keep the place clean and protect the environment. Nallamala forest, we Hyderabadis are gifted with this place just about 180kms away ... a descend of about[masked]ft and this takes you to the spot which seems like a spring burst out of the seams of the heavens. Literally meaning a 'Shower of Jasmines', Mallelateertham is a waterfall showering from a height of about 110ft. A wonderful lush canopy covers the nearby areas. The initial 40ft of the waterfall are heavily jagged rocks.Although we cant expect the burst at this time, but will be sure enough to cool ourselves!!! The remaining length is a majestic monolith. The water collects in a deep and wide pool and the landscape is a great treat for the eyes. Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible, especially plastic smiles.

Mallelatheertham

Jurala Project

This place is located about 60 Kms away from Mahaboobnagar District Headquarters in between Athmakur and Gadwal. Rail Transport facility is available up to Gadwal and from there one has to travel 20 Kms to reach the project. River Krishna enters the state of Andhra Pradesh through Mahaboobnagar District. There are many irrigation and hydro electric projects, which were constructed across River Krishna in the state of Andhra Pradesh but Jurala Project is first one among them. Mr. Tanguturi Anjaiah, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has laid the foundation stone and named it as Priyadarshini Project. In 1996, the then Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu devoted this project to the Nation. This project was constructed near Nandi Malla Village of Atmakur Mandal. The length of this project is one kilometer. The height of this project is 27.80 meters. The left and right canals of this project are supplying water to thousands of acres of Agriculture lands and also drinking water to many villages and towns. Presently, power is being generated through "Priyadarshini Jurala Hydro Electric Project" with the cooperation of Karnataka state. This is only Hydro Electric Project in the state, which would have water throughout the year.