Rupala Sangameswara Temple present in Jagannatha Gattu is a popular hill temple present in Dinnedevarapadu, Kurnool city, Andhra Pradesh . S...

Rupala Sangameswara Swamy Temple - Jagannatha Gattu, Kurnool

Rupala Sangameswara Temple present in Jagannatha Gattu is a popular hill temple present in Dinnedevarapadu, Kurnool city, Andhra Pradesh.


Rupala Sangameswara Swamy Temple in Jagannatha Gattu- Kurnool

Sri Ganapati Uma Sametha Sangameswara Swami (Lord Shiva) is the primary deity of this ancient temple. The temple is at a distance of around 9 KMs from Kurnool city at Dinnedevarapadu.


The main Shiva Lingam at this templewas brought by Bhimasena, the second among the five pandavas in Mahabharata from Kashi kshetra (Varanasi). This 6 feet height and 2 feet width Shiva Lingam is made up of Granite Stone.


Roopala Sangameswara Swamy Temple- Kurnool

Jagannatha Gattu Hill Temple Entrance

This temple dates back to 7th and 8th century CE of Shalivahana Shaka era and got submerged on the River Krishna when the Srisailam dam was constructed in 1981.


Later, this temple was rebuilt with extreme precision using the same old stone blocks at Jagannatha Gattu hill, Dinnedevarapadu. At the entrance of the hill visitors can see huge Nandi idol and Ganapati temple.


The 65 meter huge Hanuman statue in the temple premises is another major attraction of Jagannatha Gattu temple.


It is one of the best sightseeing spots in Kurnool to take photos, enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the hill and watch the city lights at night.


There aren't many shops at the top of the hill so far, so you need to carry food, snacks and drinks with you for family outing. It is an ideal destination for weekend trips to enjoy the peaceful spiritual atmosphere.


Temple History:


Temple history dates back to ancient yugas. Once Pandavas visited Srisailam Mallikarjun swamy temple and then came to this place.


Jagannatha Gattu Rupala Sangameswara Temple

Lord Hanuman Idol at Jagannatha Gattu

As Sangameswaram is at the confluence of two holy rivers Krishna and Bhavanasi. Here the Pandavas thought of praying Lord Shiva. So. Dharmaraja asked Bheemasena to bring a Shivalinga to be install at this sacred place.


By the time Bheemasena returned with the Sivalinga, Dharmaraja himself made one Sivalinga from nearby neem wood and installed it.


The other Sivalinga brought by Bheema from Kasi Kshetra is installed at a nearby place. Later these two Lingas are called Sangameswara and Rupala Sangameswara.


As per this legend it is believed that the Shivalinga at Rupala Sangameswara temple is installed by Bheemsena of the Pandavas.


Big Anjaneya Swamy Statue at Jagannatha Gattu hill

At the time of construction of the Srisailam Dam, except the Sangameshwara temple, all the other temples in the area including the Rupala Sangameshwara temple were demolished, the stone sculptures and important artefacts were moved to nearby safe places.


Nagadevatas at Jagannatha Gattu Hill

Navagrahas at Jagannatha Gattu

Rupala Sangameshwara temple was rebuilt on the Jagannath Gattu Hill. Later, many other new attractions have been added to this temple to attract tourists.


Temple Timings:


The temple is open for darshan from:


Morning: 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Evening: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM


Nearby Attractions:


Apart from this temple, there are many other famous places in Kurnool that are worthy of a visit like:


1. Konda Reddy Fort

2. Shirdi Saibaba Temple

3. Kurnool Museum

4. Sangameshwara Temple

5. Orvakal Rock Garden

6. Alampur Jogulamba Shakti Peeth

7. Venkanna Bavi Temple

8. Mantralayam Raghavendra Swamy Temple


How to Reach:


Kurnool is one of the prime cities of Andhra Pradesh present at the bank of holy Tungabhadra river.


By Road:


Roads are always a convenient option to reach Kurnool town from almost every major city in India.


State-run APSRTC and private bus operators frequently run buses from Kurnool city to all major cities in Andhra Pradesh and outside other states.


By Train:


There are many frequent trains plying to Kurnool from all major cities of the country. It is one of the most convenient options chosen by many to reach Kurnool city.


By Air:


Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy Airpor, also known as Kurnool Airport, is a non-stop airport at Orvakal. It is located on National Highway 40 (NH 40), just 18 km from Kurnool and 54 km from Nandyal.


The nearest international airport to reach Kurnool city is located at Shamshabad, Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) (IATA: HYD, ICAO: VOHS).


Read Also:


1. Famous Temples to visit in and around Kurnool

2. Famous Temples to visit in Nandyal


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