Gateways

Tradition, literature as well as epigraphical sources states that the sacred Hill of Srisailam has four GATE WAYS in the four cardinal directions

Tripuranthakam in Prakasam District in the East where God Tripuranthakeswara Swamy and Goddess Tripurasundari Devi are Presiding Deities.

Siddhavatam on the bank of the river Penna in Kadapa District in the south where Jyothisideswara Swamy and Goddess Kamakshi Devi are the presiding Deities.

Alampur on the bank of the river Tungabhadra in Mahaboobnagar District in the west where Navabrahma Alayas,A group of nine temples of Chalukya period are situated. This Kshetram is also the seat of Goddess Jogulamba, the one of the Eighteen Mahasakthis.

Umamaheswaram of Mahaboobnagar District in the North where God Umamaheswara Swamy and Goddess Umamaheswari Devi are the presiding deities.

Secondary Gateways

Beside the main gateways four more Secondary Gateways in the four corner directions are also popularly known.

They are:

Eleswaram in Mahaboobnagar District now submerged in the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in the North East with Eleswara Swamy and Katyani as presiding Deities.

Somasila on the bank of the river Penna in South East with Skanda Someswara as the presiding Deity.

Pushpagiri in Kadapa District in the South-West with Santhana Malleswara as Presiding Deity.

Sangameswaram at the confluence of the River Krishna and Tungabhadra in Kurnool District on the North-West and submerged at Srisailam Dam with Sangameswara as presiding Deity. This temple has been re-built at Alampur.