DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA
narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Sun May 10 20:01:31 EDT 1998
S.Krishna writes on Sun, May 10, '98.
>As regards etymology, since kUdala= saGgama,
>why wasn't this place simply called "sangamEzvara"
>or "kUDAlEzvara"...why the doubling of the "kUDala" in samskrt and
>kannaDa? Or is that there were so many sangamas in that area that they
>came up with this thumb-of-rule to distinguish between the various
>dieties and places?
>All answers to questions raised here are welcome.
sangamEzwara is the nome of the diety. "kUDala sangamEzwara" means
sangamEzwara at the confluence of the rivers.
There seems to be a practice of constructing siva temples at
river confluences and naming the diety as sangamEzwara.
One such temple at the confluence of krishNA and tungabhadrA
threatened by zrisailam project has been dismantled stone by
stone and reconstructed at alampuram near Kurnool.
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