Sri Swayambhu Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Gudeballore (V), Krishna (M):
Long back this area was called as Gundilaranya. Once Mandvya Maharshi is going to Tirupathi for participate in Brahmostavas, when he reached to Krishna River, it was flowing fully and he received a message from the God to to stop at Gundilaranya and these only God will come to him, and went for Tapas for 8 months, then he got the mercy of Land Venkateshwara, and during the period of Tapas the cowboys has given the cow milk for Maharshi as food so here the all types of Pujas will be done by that particular family who called as Golla. Every year in Chaitra Masa Brahmotsavas will be conducted for 15 days (from Chaitra Padyami to Pournima). Lakhs of people from Karnataka and Maharashtra to participate in these Brahmotsavas.
Sri Ksheera Lingeswara Temple, Krishna (V), Maganoor (M):
This is the first village after the Sangam Kshetram of Krishna & Bhima Rivers. So all feels that the result of Sangam will get here. Many people from Karnataka and Telangana come here and completes their elder’s ceremonies and every day some hundreds of people perform ceremonies. This Math is a faithful place for many people. In the Sankranthi season, the festivals of temple will be performed every year. Nearly two lakhs people visit during festival (Jatara) period. On every Wednesday, local sandy is available in this village from past 100 years.
Sri Kshetra Vallabhapuram,Pasupula (V),Makthal (M)
A place which was famous for Datta cult, which is connected with Lord Dattatreya, 700 years ago, the same place is named as Srikshetra Sri Vallabhapuram by his holiness Sri Sri Sri Swamy Vittalananda Saraswati Maharaj. He has constructed a new DattaTemple in this holy place.
The Pilgrimage of Sripada Srivallabha: Sri Pada left the house, taking the permission of his mother, visited many Kshetras on foot, took a dip in many Thirthas. He toured throughout the North India and purified those places. He blessed many great souls and seekers of salvation. With spiritual wisdom (Gnana), he turned many unrightful persons into rightful persons making them understand their defects. In his tour, on the way he reached Gokarna Kshetra and stayed there for few years performing penance. There also he set right many sadhakas correcting their defects and the practice of Yoga. Then he proceeded to Srisailam and performed penance for some time. Srisaila Kshetra became more pious and powerful on account of his penance. Afterwards he came to Kuruvapuram Agraharam, which is existing in the riverbed of Krishna. He selected that place for his abode and for his penance. During his stay there he removed serious difficulties for the devotees, who visited him, he blessed the devotees with money and their desired objects. Even today with his divine blessings the devotees are fulfilling their desires, who visit that place.
Many devotees have recognised and served Sri Pada Sri Vallabha as the incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. Even then he did not exhibit his devine power extensively but he rescued many people who approached him with different difficulties and ailments. Sri Vallabha used to go to the other bank of the river Krishna daily from Karuvapuram and was sitting on a huge stone and performing Surya Namaskaras during the dawn. Even today the devotees are clearly seen and prostrating to the impressions of his feet and hands. If one wants to reach that place he has to cross the river Krishna from Karuvapuram and reach the North bank of KrishnaRiver. This particular place is called Sri Kshetra Sri Vallabhapuram today. The Pada Sri Vallabha Swamy showed some wonderful leelas from this place.
Sri Padamati Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Makthal:
The Lord Sri Padamati Anjenaya Swamy temple is situated at the city called “Makthal”, the city that lies near Krishna river doab. It’s 40KM from Raichur district karanataka and 60KM from Mahaboobnagar of Telangana
This Holy Idol of Lord Hanuman was instantiated by lord Jambavantha, who lived at the time of lord hanuman and was also a Bhakth to divine Lord “Ram” who is the incarnation of lord Vishnu.
The Idol of lord hanuman is faced towards west, which is the only one of its kind in south India. The word “Padamati” means “West side facing”.
Sri Sangam of Krishna and Bheema Rivers & Sri Viranjaneya Swamy Temple, Tangidi (V), Maganoor (M) :
Sangam is a place of Mersing of Krishna & Bhima Rivers Located at the Border of Karnataka State. BhimaRiver merges with Krishna here. According to Guru Charitra (Dattatreya Charitra), this Mersing Point known as Nirvruthi Sangamam. This is very pure place (holistic) for the Hindus. The river Krishna and Bhima are having a special role in Hindu Culture. River Bhima flows hear to South side. This is equal to GangaRiver at Kashi, holi place at Gaya people will get the “Punya” when they bath at “Pushkara” and one more thing is Dattatreya Swamy moved on the bank of this river. So, it is very pure (holistic place) and having important role in Hindu Mythology.
This Sangamam is known as “NIVRUTI SANGAMAM”. According to Gurucharitra, Swamy Sreepada Vallabha incarnation of Dattatreya is place “KURUVAPURAM” is very near to this Sangamam. As this place having special importance and this Sangam is only the entry place of KrishnaRiver in to Andhra Pradesh so this Sangam having Important role.
In 1557-58, the King of Vijayanagara “Ramaraya” defeated Bahumam Sultans and adjusted a pact over Sultans of Kutubshahi, Adikshahi, Nizamshahi and Barid Shahi on the bank of this Sangamam. So, this place having the historical importance also.
Sri Krishna Dwaipayana Theerth Math, Kusumurthy (V), Krishna (M):
Swamy Krishna Dwaipayana Theertha blongs to Uttaradhi Math of Madhava Cult. He was disciple of Swamy Vedavya Sateertha. After taking Sanyasasrama, he moved to many places in the country. He was good scholar and studied Vedas & puranas, having good command on Hindu Mythology. He got Vairagya on physical life and entered into philosophical life. He was principle disciple of his Guru. According to the order of God Swamy came to the Bank of Bhima River near to Kurumurthy Kshetra. He ended his life with “Sadhana” towards god and got Moksha. This Southern flowing Bhima is very pure and having special significance in Hindu Culture. According to the elder people some parts of “Rakkisi-Tangidi” war also took place here.
There is lake of basic infrastructure facilities in the above destinations like Public Toilets, Sewerage, Drinking, Water Supplies, Illumination, Land Scaping, development of park, tourist arrival centers, tourist relaxation shelters, availabilities, of information, leisure & entertainment facilities, marketing facilities for creation of awareness etc.
There is urgency in protecting there temples / monuments and providing minimum basic tourist infrastructure facilities to the pilgrims / tourists is the need of the hour.
Under the CFA scheme, an amount of Rs. 7.99 Crores has been sanctioned for providing basis tourist facilities in some of the above destinations. The execution work is in progress and they will be completed in next 6 months. However a lot to be done to attract the tourists all round the year and there by local employment can be addressed besides accelerating the trade and economic activities in the area, paving way for all round development.
Jagadguru Sri Dattatraya Maha Samsthana Peetham, Pasupula (V), Makthal (M):
The destination has good national importance. Pilgrims / Tourists are visiting this destination from Maharashtra (all places), Karnataka, Goa, and other states of India. Datta devotees are more in Maharashtra and are visiting the destination from Shiridi. The devotees of Akukot Swamy Samartha Maharaj, and Narasimha Saraswathi’s devotees are Dathatreya devotees and all are visiting this place very frequently.