Alampur- Home to Ancient Navabhramma Temples

Alampur is a town located at Jogulamba Gadwal district of Telangana state. It is about 210 kms away from Hyderabad. It is situated on the left bank of the river Tungabhadra. Sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna are in confluence near Alampur, mentioned as Dakshina Kashi (also known as Navabrahmeshwara Theertha). It is considered to be Western Gateway of Srisailam. Nava Bhramma temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Nava Bhramma temples are Taraka Bhramma, Swarga Bhramma, Padma Bhramma, Bala Bhramma, Kumara Bhramma, Arka Bhramma, Vira Bhramma and the Vishwa Bhramma.

Alampur is home to the very ancient Navabhramma temples, which dates back to the 7th century. The temple’s sacredness is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. The principal deities at Alampur are Lord Brahmeswara and Goddess Jogulamba Devi. It is surrounded by the Nallamala hills.

Badami Chalukyas build the Nava Bhramma temples, who ruled for 200 years from the middle of the sixth century. They built many other temples in Karnataka and Alampur in Telangana. There are many beautiful carvings on the temple walls which are spellbound. The archaeological remains in the form of temples exhibiting a hybrid style of architecture – dating back to the 6th-7th centuries CE is preserved by the Alampur site. In a museum nearby, the images of this site are preserved.

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