Sangameswara temple, Kurnool

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The Sangameswara temple (Telugu: సంగమేశ్వ దేవస్థానము) is an ancient Hindu temple in the Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India.[1][2] It is located near Muchumarri at the confluence of the Krishna and Bhavanasi rivers, in the foreshore of the Srisailam reservoir,[3] where it is submerged for part of the time, surfacing when the water level recedes to a sufficient degree.[4] It was first submerged after the Srisailam Dam was constructed in 1981, and first surfaced in 2003.[2]

The temple's wooden Lingam, Sangameswaram, is believed to have been installed by Dharmaraja, the eldest of the Pandavas,[citation needed] after their visit to Srisailam Mallikarjuna temple. The temple is considered a place of religious sanctity due to being built at the confluence of seven rivers (Bhavanasi, Krishna River and its five rivers that merge into it namely, Veni, Tunga, Bhadra, Bheemarathi and Malapaharini).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Temples of Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh". Indianetzone. Jupiter Infomedia. 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Delay likely in surfacing of temple". The Hindu (The Hindu Group). 1 April 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sangameswara temple preservation urged". The Hindu (The Hindu Group). 30 January 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Centuries-old Kurnool temple faces permanent submersion". The Hindu (The Hindu Group). 26 December 2004. Retrieved 9 June 2010.