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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[3] . (Bhavanasi, Krishna River and five rivers that merge into it beforehand, namely, Veni, Tunga, Bhadra, Bheemarathi and Malapaharini).[4][5]


  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. ^ Rao, Vyjayanthi (2013). "The FUTURE IN RUINS, Appendix=Sayalu's Song". In Stoler, Ann Laura. Imperial Debris : On Ruins and Ruination. Duke University Press, Durham and London. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-8223-5348-5.
  4. ^ Bhatt, S.C.; Bhargava, Gopal K ., eds. (2006). LAND AND PEOPLE of Indian State and Union Territories (In 36 Volumes), Andhra Pradesh, Volume - 2. 2. Kalpaz Publications, Delhi. p. 496. ISBN 81-7835-358-X.
  5. ^ Sajnani, Dr. Manohar (2001). Encyclopedia of Tourism Resources In India (Volume II). II. Kalpaz Publications, Delhi. p. 42. ISBN 81-7835-018-1.

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