Sangameswara Temple, Kurnool

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

The temple's wooden Lingam, Sangameswaram, is believed to have been installed by Dharmaraja, the eldest of the Pandavas, after their visit to Srisailam Mallikarjuna temple.[citation needed] The temple is considered a place of religious sanctity due to being built at the confluence of seven rivers and remain visible for two months . (Bhavanasi, Krishna River and five rivers that merge into it beforehand, namely, Veni, Tunga, Bhadra, Bheemarathi and Malapaharini).[3]


  1. ^ "Sangameswara temple preservation urged". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 30 January 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Centuries-old Kurnool temple faces permanent submersion". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 26 December 2004. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Bhatt, Shankarlal C. (ed.). Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories, Volume 2. p. 496. Retrieved April 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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India Andhra Pradesh Kurnool Sangameswara Temple