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Veerapanayani Palle, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India



Presiding deity of this temple is Lord Sangameswara Swamy, he is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The deity is facing East direction. Here Lord Shiva will be in linga form with 2 feet height. The Linga shows twelve divisions.


Goddess Devi is consort of Lord Shiva.

Interesting Facts

  • From the sun rises to sun sets the sun rays fall on the Siva Linga and pana vattam.
  • Many tools, coins, pots belonging to Sathavahana and Chola period were unearthed near this temple.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (38 °C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (33.7 °C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (26 °C during day and 17 °C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
APSRTC Depot, Kadapa
47 KM 99592 26317
Railway Station, Kadapa
63 KM 08562-244349
Tirupati International Airport
182 KM 0877-2275354


Sangameswara Temple is also known as Suryaskhetra. The temple facing towards East direction and Sangameswara is delicately carved in the Vijayanagara style. The temple also has four gopuram gateways in four directions enclosed by rectangular courtyard. There is parrot on the top of the Dhwajastamba. As the predition of Sri Veera Brahamendraswami, if its beak touches the Thriveni sangamamam (Chitravathi, Papagni, Mogamerupavani) water it flies away it shows the end of Kaliyuga. The vimana over the garbhagriha is a dwitala and crowned by a four sided griva and sikhara. The garbhagriha enshrines a Linga set on a square panavattam.

The prakara walls and the mandapa surrounds the temple was built in 1543 AD during the region of Achyuta Devaraya (1530-1542). The epigraphs of Animela that the Sangamesvara in mentioned to as “Srimatdevadi Devata Sarvabhauma Satchidananda Paripurna Saptarishis Varadundiana Animela Sangameswara (that of the first among the gods, king among gods, completely immersed in the world of bliss and he who gave books to seven rishis). Epigraph evidenced that the garbhagriha, antarala and the mukamandapa was built in 1367 AD reffered by the temple priest named prolajiyya which the period assigned the Vijayanagara dynasty. Mandapams & Pillars consists of a garbhagriha, antarala, mukhamandapa and a mahamandapa and all these surrounded by a pillared corridor.

Religious Significance

Near the confluence of the Magameru with Papagni, there is a hamlet called Rajupalem in which the solar race kshatriyas lived there. The hards of cows from Rajupalem and same cows from nearby villages used to come daily to the Animela hills for gazing. One of the cow from the herds shed its milk on an out hill under which the Sangameswara lay buried. The owner of the cow, a resident of the Rajupalem came to know this and tried to chase the mystery by closely watching the cow. He was wondered that he saw the cow shedding its milk over the out hill and hit the cow with his axe. But the axe missed its goal and hit on the tap of the Shivalinga making a deep mark which is said to be found on the present Sivalinga also. Than, he came to conscious and repented his action. Later on, he unearthed the Shivalinga with its panavattam and built a temple and affered daily workship. Sangameswara temple was built in 14th-15th century A.D. by Vidumbas. Vijayanagar dynasty kings was contributed for this temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 01:00 PM 02:00 PM - 08:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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