is a town of many ancient and prominent temples and marvellous sculpture as you
can see in the photographs attached to this article. It is in Mahbubnagar
District of Telangana, on the left bank of River Tungabhadra.
cardinal temples of Alampur are of Sri Brahmeshwara that is Lord Shiva and of Sri
Jogulamba Devi that is Sri Durga Devi / Sri Parvati Devi / Sri Mahakali Devi. Alampur
is the fifth of eighteen Maha Shakti
Peethas. The place is also referred as DakshinaKashi and as Navabrahmeshwara Theertha. These cardinal temples and the other temples
including Navabrahma temples date
back to 7th century! The architecture of the Temples is not Dravidian that is South
Indian, but entirely North and West Indian. These great temples and the sculpture
have stood the test of time except the temple of Sri Jogulamba Devi which was
destroyed by the Bahamani Sultans in the 14th century. However the idol of Sri
Jogulamba Devi and other idols of this temple were protected from destruction
and placed in Sri Brahmeshwara temple.
temple has come up for Sri Jogulamba Devi at the same place where the old one
existed and the protected idol of the Goddess was placed back here in the year
2005. It is a beautiful temple. You can see some distant views of this temple
in the 2nd, 3rd and 6th pictures above this article.
on Sunday, 8th July, we went on pilgrimage to Alampur and prayed and performed pooja at all the temples there. Alampur
is 230 Kms. from our house in Secunderabad. We travelled 218 Kms. on NH44 that
is Bangalore Highway and then at Alampur Crossroads we took a left turn and
travelled 12 Kms. to reach Alampur. We started early in the morning at 6:30 AM
and returned back to the house in the evening by 6:00 PM.
picture immediately below this article is of Goddess Sri Jogulamba Devi and the
other pictures are of a number of sculptures found in Alampur and now protected
by the Archaeological Society of India in a museum adjacent to the temple.