Adavi Devulapally is a village in Dameracherla mandal in Nalgonda district of Telangana State. It is located 62 kms away from district headquarters Nalgonda.Adavi Devulapally is surrounded by Miryalaguda and Nereducherla mandals on north, Dachepalle and Gurazala mandals on south. Miryalaguda, Macherla, Suryapet, Kodad are the nearby towns to Adavi Devulapally. This place is on the border of the Nalgonda and Guntur districts
Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple was constructed by Sri Vyasarayala in 18th century, at Pedda Chintharevula village of Dharoor mandal in Mahabubnagar district. This temple is one of the oldest temples in that area and is surrounded by many villages.
Wadapally Sri Meenakshi Agastyeswara Swamy Temple in Vadapalli was constructed by the Kakatiya rulers in the 12th century. The Shivalinga is situated about 120 metres above the water level in the river. According to mythology, the Shivalinga was installed by sage Agastya maharishi. The temple has a beautiful rajagopuram with the images of gods and goddesses carved in multiple colours. There is another temple in the village- Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple, which is one of the added attractions in Vadapalli. This is also an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy.
This is one of the Panchanarasimhar kshetram in Andhra (Vedadri, Vadapalli, Mattapalli, Mangalagiri, Ketavaram)
Sri Mukkoor Lakshmi Narasimhacharaiyar has done many swathi yagnas in this kethram. He has opened a goshala here. This Mahakshetram is situated on the banks of river Krinaveni & is 140km from vijayawada. Thayar thirunamam Rajya Lakshmi Thayar; Moolavar is Shree Yoganandha Lakshmi Narasihmar. VimAnam: BrahmaanandhaNilaya Vimanam. Theertham: Krishnaveni Theertham.Rishi aradhana Kshetram. Sri Bharadwaja Maharishi worshiped in this place.
Someswara Swamy Temple is a highly revered shrine in Somasila of Mahabubnagar District. It is believed to have been built during the 7th century.Lord Shiva is the presiding deity here. Mahashivaratri and Karthika Pournami are celebrated here with much religious fervor. A major draw is the festival, which is celebrated here once in 12 years. Pushkara Snanam – a dip in the Krishna River – is considered auspicious on this occasion.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was built across the Krishna river at Nagarjuna Sagar where the river is forming boundary between Nalgonda district of Telangana state and Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state in India. The construction duration of the dam was between the years of 1955 and 1967. The dam created a water reservoir whose gross storage capacity is 11,472,000,000 cubic metres (4.051×1011 cu ft). The dam is 490 feet (150 m) tall from its deepest foundation and 0.99 miles (1.6 km) long with 26 flood gates which are 42 feet (13 m) wide and 45 feet (14 m) tall. Nagarjuna Sagar was the earliest in the series of large infrastructure projects termed as “modern temples” initiated for achieving the Green Revolution in India. It is also one of the earliest multi-purpose irrigation and hydro-electric projects in India. The dam provides irrigation water to the Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna, Khammam, West Godavari and Nalgonda districts along with hydro electricity generation. Nagarjuna Sagar dam is designed and constructed to utilise up to the last drop of water impounded in its reservoir of 405 TMC gross storage capacity which is the second biggest water reservoir in India.
Nagarjunasagar Dam is one of the popular weekend getaways from Hyderabad. Thousands of tourists visit Nagarjunasagar when the dam gates are open in monsoon season (around September / October). Hotel Vijay Vihar, operated by Telangana Tourism is one of the best places for accommodation in Nagarjunasagar.
There are several other places around Nagarjunasagar that can be visited as a one-day trip from Hyderabad.
- Nagarjunakonda – Has to be reached by a boat from boating point
- Ethipothala Falls
This place is famous for the ancient Agasthyeswara Swamy temple built between the 10 th & 16th century A.D. Festivals like Sivarathri, Kartiha Pournami, Masa Sivarathri and Toli Ekadasi are celebrated with great fervour. This temple was shifted to Jetprole when the Krishna waters threatened to submerge the villages after the construction of the Srisailam dam. Another temple 15 km from Kollapur, is the Madana Gopala Swamy temple built by the Rajas of Jetprole during the 16th century A.D. The pillars, beams and the walls of the temple are richly adorned with beautiful sculptures.
Beechupalli Hanuman temple is located in Itikyala mandal of Alampur taluq in Mahabubnagar district at the confluence of the Tungabhadra river with the Krishna River. Beechupalli Hanuman is the family deity for the people of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, Raichur in Karnataka, Mahabubnagar in Telangana and also for the people of far off places.
As per the available inscriptions, in the areas of the Krishna and the Thungabhadra, this place had great historical importance during the time of Mouryas, Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Chalukyas of Badami, Rastrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagar Kings and Sultans. Even today, the place is considered very sacred.
The idol of Hanuman was installed by Sri Vyasa Raya who was the guru of Sri Krishna Devaraya, the ruler of Vijayanagar kingdom. He lived between 1457 and 1539 A.D. Around 200 years ago, a spacious mandapam was constructed in the sanctum sanctorum by Gadwal kings and it is facing south and Hanuman idol is facing the east. There is a Kamili tree in the premises of the temple, which is located on the top of a termite hill. It is always seen with buds, flowers and fruits and around the tree, there is a platform. At the time of Chariot festival, pilgrims pull the chariot up to this termite hill and the Kamili tree.
Alampur in Mahabubnagar District of Telangana is home to the very ancient Navabramma temples dating back to the 7th century AD. Alampur is considered to be the western gateway of Srisailam, the revered Jyotirlinga Shivastalam in Andhra Pradesh. The southern, eastern, and northern gateways are Siddhavattam, Tripurantakam and Umamaheswaram respectively.
The Tungabhadra and the Krishna rivers are in confluence near Alampur, which is also known as Dakshina Kailalsam. The nine temples in Alampur referred to as the Navabramma temples are dedicated to the Lord Shiva.
Jogulamba Devi temple at Alampur, one of the 18 Sakti Peethams in Indian sub-continent, including Sankari Devi temple in Sri Lanka, was reconstructed after 615 years of its initial construction and also recently. At Alampur, archeological remains in the form of temples exhibiting a hybrid style of architecture – dating back to the 6th-7th centuries AD are preserved. Some of the images from this site are also housed in a museum nearby.