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By Swami Harshananda

Alampur is a village on the bank of the Tuñgabhadrā River in the Mahaboobnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. The village is renowned for the Nava-Brahmā temples (also known as Svarga-Brahmā temples) built in the 7th century A. D. Some of them are located within the same prākāra (outer wall). All are in the vesara style, a combination of the nāgara and drāviḍa styles, though the nāgara aspect is more prominent. They appear to be the prototypes of the temples fully developed at Aihole and Bādāmi in the Karnataka State.

Alampur is sometimes called as Dakṣiṇa Kāśi.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore