Temple tour of South India: Saktipeeth and Shiva devotion in Alampur-Mulugu of Telengana

Marco Polo during his visit during Kakatiya dynasty called Ramappa Temple in Mulugu as the "Brightest star in the galaxy of temples"

Alampur Town situated in Jogulamba Gadwal district of Telengana is one of the important Hindu pilgrim town, located at conjunction of Tungabhadra and Krishna River. The town is mentioned in Skandapuran, it has home to Shaktism, and one of the important Shaktipeeth located here. It also has Shiva Temples, and often referred to as Dakshin Kashi. Mulugu in Telangana is home to ancient temples which tells stories of fascinating history and architecture of past century.



Alampur-Mulugu: What to see?

As Alampur one of the famous Hindu Pilgrim site, one can visit one of the important Shaktipeeth Jagulaba temple, The temple is one of the Maha Shakti Peethas where Sati’s upper tooth falls, Jogulamba temple is located in the same complex as that of the Navabrahma Temples, a group of nine Shiva temples built in the seventh-eighth century. Papanasi Temple of Shiva one can see Rashtrakuta and Chalukya Architecture. The Sangamareswa temple located at the confluence of Tungabhadra and Krishna belongs to Chalukyan Empire. It also has state archaeological museum. In Mulugu one can visit the famous Shiva Temple called Ramappa Temple. Marco Polo during his visit during Kakatiya dynasty called it the “Brightest star in the galaxy of temples”. The temple is made of red sandstone, with black basalt give it unique touch. This place also home to scenic beauty waterfalls, forest hut etc.





 


How to visit

These place can be easily accessible from big cities like Bangalore or Hyderabad via well connected roads. Same from Mulugu one can reach from Hyderabad, Warangal or from Chennai.


Places to stay

Both of these places have guest houses, hotels and resorts, starting from INR 1000 per night to above INR 3000. Most of them are budget hotels. Also it is recommended to book earlier online as unlike big cities, not many option can be available during peak season.

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