Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple

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Overview

Yaganti is located in the Kurnool District in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India, approximately 100 km from the city of Kurnool. The temple is 14 km west of Banaganapalle on the Banaganapalle-Peapully road. The temple was constructed and completed by 1st Vijayanagara Sangama king - Harihara Bukkarayalu in 15th Century. It was built according to Vaishnavaite traditions.
 
There is a five tier Raja Gopuram for the temple with Dwajasthambam erected.  Main deity is Lord Shiva in Ardhanareeswara form, known as Shri Uma Maheswara Swamy.
 
Nandi in the temple is too big. It is belived that this Nandi grows at the rate of 1 inch for every twenty year.Due to the growth of Nandi already they have removed a pillar. crows are not seen in Yaganti kshetra.We There is no Navagraham in this Siva temple.The devotees believe that the Nandi idol in front of the temple is continuously increasing its size. The locals say that the idol was initially much smaller than its present size. They say that certain experimentation was carried out on this idol and it was said that the type of rock out of which the idol is carved has a growing or enlarging nature associated with it. Archaeological Survey of India has confirmed that the idol increases by 1 inch in every 20 years. Experiment suggests that the rock used to make the idol exhibits a growing nature.
 
One story of the site's origin is as follows: The sage Agastya wanted to build a temple for Lord Venkateswara on this site. However, the statue that was made could not be installed as the toe nail of the idol got broken. The sage was upset over this and performed a penance for Lord Shiva. When Lord Shiva appeared, he said the place suits Shiva better as it resembles Kailash. Agastya then requested Lord Shiva to give the devotees a Parvathi Goddess as Lord Uma Maheswara in a single stone, which Lord Shiva obliged.
 
A second story is as follows: Chitteppa, a devotee of Lord Shiva, was worshiping Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva appeared to him as a tiger. Chitteppa understood that it was Lord Shiva in tiger form, and shouted Neganti Shivanu ne kanti (meaning: I saw Shiva I saw), and danced with joy. There is a cave called Chitteppa nearby.
 
Yaganti is located in Yerramala hills that offer immense natural beauty and unique setting to the locality. There are a several natural caves in the hills around the temple which were home for several saints throughout the ages, including that of Great Telugu saint and astrologer Potuluri Veera Brahmam Garu.
An amazing feature of this temple temple is its Pushkarini, a small pond of water on the temple premises. Water flows into this Pushkarini from the bottom of hill through the mouth of a Nandi (bull). The water is fresh and sweet, as it comes from the hills. No one knows how the water reaches the pond all year round and this temple architecture in terms of its sculpture shows the skills of ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis. Devotees find that a holy bath in Pushkarini is highly beneficial. After taking a bath in Pushkarini, they pay tributes to Lord Shiva.
 
The best time to visit Yaganti is from October to March while the Peak Season is from February to March. Usually it takes half day to visit Yaganti.
 
Temple Timing: 7.00am to 1.00pm and 5.00pm to 8.00pm
 
Important Festival:   Every year Maha Shivaratri is celebrated and a large number of devotees come from all parts of Andhra Pradesh.
 
How to Reach,
Nearest Railway Station: Nandyal Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport: Tirupati Airport and Hyderabad Airport

Location

Country
India
State
Andhra Pradesh
City
Kurnool
Location
Yagantipalle
Address
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple, Yaganti, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh 518124
Contact Info
Phone: 094487 96855
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Fax :
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Yaganti
Nearest Railway Station
Nandyal (NDL)
Nearest Airport
Tirupati Airport
IN
latitude : 13.632499690 longitude :79.543296810
Corporation : Tirupati
GPS Code : VOTP
Open Year
15th Century
Visiting Hours
7.00am to 1.00pm and 5.00pm to 8.00pm

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