Mukhalingam

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For a Hindu icon related to the linga, see Mukhalinga.
Mukhalingam
ముఖలింగం
Srimukhalingam
Village of historical importance
Srimukhalingam temple
Srimukhalingam temple
Mukhalingam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Mukhalingam
Mukhalingam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°36′00″N 83°58′00″E / 18.6000°N 83.9667°E / 18.6000; 83.9667Coordinates: 18°36′00″N 83°58′00″E / 18.6000°N 83.9667°E / 18.6000; 83.9667
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
Talukas Jalumuru
Population
 • Total 3,204
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532 428

Mukhalingam is a village panchayat in Jalumuru mandal of Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Mukhalingam is located at 18°36′00″N 83°58′00″E / 18.6000°N 83.9667°E / 18.6000; 83.9667.[1] It has an average elevataion of 28 meters (95 feet).

Demographics[edit]

According to Indian census, 2001, the demographic details of Mukhalingam is as follows:[2]

  • Total Population: 3,204 in 767 Households
  • Male Population: 1,625 and Female Population: 1,579
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 387 (Boys - 180 and Girls - 207)
  • Total Literates: 1,579

Shiva temple[edit]

The Srimukhalingeswara Temple, one of the popular Shiva temples, is located at Sri Mukhalingam.

Sri Mukhalingam is one of the famous Hindu pilgrimage centers in Andhra Pradesh. Sri Mukhalingam was also capital of Eastern Ganga kings of Kalinga (ancient Orissa). The temple of Srimukhalingam was built by Kamarnava II in 8th century AD of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.[3] It is beautiful place located on the banks of River Vamsadhara.

Nearest Railway station to Sri Mukhalingam is Urlam.

There is a post office in Mukhalingam.

References[edit]

  • 3. Mastanaiah B: The Temple of Mukhalingam, 1977.