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Alampur near Hyderabad is one of the sacred places of worship near Kurnool. Alampur, previously known as Halampur lies near the confluence of the Tungabhadra and Krishna rivers.

Alampur is the home to many Hindu temples some of which were constructed in the medieval period by many dynasties who ruled the place. Alampur is known as Dakshina Kailasam of the South India.

Alampur lies about 200 kilometers from the capital city of Hyderabad. Sree Sailam lies in the western end of Alampur. So it is considered to be the western gateway of Sree Sailam. Siddhavattam, Tripurantakam and Umamaheswaram serves as the southern, eastern, and northern gateways respectively.

The Nava Bhramma temples of Alampur are important shrines of the town. All the 9 temples of the Nava Bhramma temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva were built by the Badami Chalukyas, about 200 years ago. The temples in Alampur exhibits excellent specimen of Chalukyan architecture and sculpture. Several sculptures on the temples which date back to the 8th century are still prominent and beautiful.

Today, Alampur is an important archaeological site that preserves numerous archaeological remains in the temples form that portrays a crossbred style of architecture. All the preserved temples of Alampur dates back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Many of the images found in the site of Alampur are safely preserved in the museums nearby.

Temples at Alampur are as follows:

  • Swarga Brahma Temple
  • Padma Brahma Temple
  • Arka Brahma Temple
  • Vishva Brahma Temple
  • Garuda Brahma Temple
  • Bala Brahma Temple
  • Taraka Brahma Temple
  • Kumara Brahma Temple
  • Vira Brahma Temple




Last Updated on 15 July 2013