Sangameswara Swamy Temple Muchumarri is an ancient Hindu Temple which is submerged completely in the waters of Srisailam Dam. This temple darshan will only be available for 45 - 60 days in a year that too during summer when the dam water level comes down. This temple is located at the merging points of two rivers Krishna and Tungabadhra and their tributaries Bhavanasi, Veni, Hundri, Bhimarathi and Malapabharani rivers.
This is an old Shiva Temple known as “KETHAKI SANGAMESHWARA SWAMY” situated at Jharasangam Village & Mandal, Medak District. The Shiva Lingam is said to have been established by “Lord Brahma”. It is said that Raja ”Kupendra” king of Surya Vamsha during “Krutha Yug” was ailing from skin disease has not found any remedies ti get cure of his disease. One day in his routine hunting it happened to reach the Kethaki Vanam and found a stream, where he washed his body. After reaching home he found that the skin disease was completely cured and in the same night Lord “Sangameshwara” appeared in a dream, asked the Raja to construct sanitorium over “Shiva Lingam”. The Raja Kupendra constructed the temple over “Shiva Lingam” and converted the stream into a “pushkarini” and it is also called as “Astha Theertha Amrutha Gundam”. It is also called as “Dakshina Kasi”.
Due to historical and religious importance, the people from Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh visit the temple and pay homage to Lord, and perform “Gunda Pooja”. It is also said that Brahma after creating the world came to the spot for meditation. Since the existing “Bhanakara Lingam” has been got installed by Brahma, Pujas are being performed by “Kethaki” Flowers , and also the Pushkarini which is consisting of eight theerthas the Lord is called as “Kethaki Sangameshwara.
Sangameswara Swamy Temple Muchumarri
Temple dates to Mahabharatha period, Pandavas were exiled to the forest after losing their kingdom to Kauravas in the gambling. During their travel, they reached the place where Krishna and Tungabadhra are merging and was impressed with nature and started residing here for sometime. Dharmaraju, Elder of Pandavas asked Bheema to bring Siva Idol from Kashi to offer prayers at this place. On his brother's request Bheema brough the Idol from Kasi after praying to Annapurna Kasi Viswanatha Swamy. Dharmaraju installed the Idol at the junction of Krishna and Thungabadhra rivers and offered prayers. As Siva Linga was installed at the confluence of the two rivers, Lord here called by Sangameswara Swamy.