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Alampur Site Museum, Alampur, Mahabubnagar Dist

Alampur located in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana is home to ancient Navabramha temples of 7th Century AD. Considered the western gateway of Srisailam, the town is also home to the revered Shaktipeetam of Jogulamba. Badami Chalukyas constructed the Nava Brahma temples of Alampur. Alampur Site Museum preserves archeological remains which show a hybrid style of architecture, dating back to the 6th-7th Century AD.
Alampur Site Museum was established in the year 1952. It is surrounded by the famous Nava Brahma temples where more than 124 stone sculptures and 26 inscriptional slabs are on display including 64 loose sculptures. The period of these sculptures ranges from 6th to 16th Century AD and they belong to Kakatiyas, Chalukyas, and Vijayanagara dynasties.

The first striking image is that of the polished stone image of Subrahmanya and Valli followed by unique Mahishasuramardhini image. The museum also has a horizontal, circular black-stone sculpture of Nagnaka Bhanda, the Lotus-headed goddess in naked form. At the centre of the hall there are two large, square shaped Kakatiya ceiling panels which are placed facing up. The one towards left has three rows, each showing the images of Naga, Indra and Agni. The one towards the right shows the common motif of Siva, who is surrounded by Ashtadikpalas. The far wall is adorned by a beautiful image of Siva as Mahesha and a polished granite doorway which then leads to back room. The right wall displays images of Surya, and of Siva in Asuravadhamurti and Bhairava avtar. There is also a unique split piece with Nataraja on top accompanied by Agni on the bottom panel. The destination is located nearly 110 km from the district headquarters of Mahabubnagar and 200 km from Hyderabad. The Museum is open from 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM and closed on Fridays and Public Holidays.


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