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Swarga Brahma Temple

Swarga Brahma Temple, built around the 7th century, is an important shrine situated on the left bank of the river Tungabhadra in Alampur, Andhra Pradesh.

The noteworthy feature of the temple is an inscription above the dwarapalika image, which states that the shrine was constructed by Lokaditya-Ela-Arasa, in honor of the queen of Vinayaditya, called Mahadevi.

Swarga-Brahma is a hall temple with the shrine positioned at the end of the hall. The outer walls of the temple depict Krishna leela and have drawings of animals, garuda-nose faces and matrumurti. One of the new dhyana or meditation mantras or hymns is a wall sculpture entitled Lingodbhavamurti of Shiva. The temple has a six pillar porch on the east, decorated with amalkas. There are two horned dwarpals, Ganga and Jamuna, by the doorway. The temple has a curvilinear Shikhara of the northern style, with a figure of dancing Shiva carved in the Chaitya window of the Sukanasi.

Updated on 22nd August, 2015
District: Mahabubnagar
Location: Alampur

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