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- GUNTIMALLESWARA SWAMY AALAYAM
east of this district head quarters town, there lies an ancient Siva
temple called Gunti Malleswaraswamy Aalayam. It is built on the
river Munera and was called Moudgalya in the past. The Sivalinga is
self-manifested and very powerful, says the priest. Adjacent to the
Sivalinga, there is the image of Virabhadra, and both are given
equal importance in offering prayer services. There is another
popular temple here going by the name of Narasimhaswamy Aalayam.
This town was called Sthambhadri during the reign of Kakatiya kings.
lies on the broad gauge line. It is the rail head and possesses bus