Yaganti temple

Sri  Yaganti  Uma  Maheswara Temple or Yaganti is a temple of Lord Shiva in Kurnool District .

History

Yaganti temple was built by King Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama empire of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. It was constructed according to Vaishnavaite civilization.

One story of the temple origin is as follows: The sage Agastya wanted to build a temple for Lord Venkateswara on this site. The toe nail of the idol was broken and could not be installed. So the sage was distressed over this and carry out a sacrament for Lord Shiva. When Lord Shiva appeared, he said the place go with Shiva better as it bear a resemblance to Kailash. Agastya then appealed Lord Shiva to give the disciple a Parvathi Goddess as Lord Uma Maheswara in a single stone, which Lord Shiva indebted.

A second story is as follows: Chitteppa, a disciple 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 screamed Neganti Shivanu ne kanti, and danced with joy. Every year Maha Shivaratri is celebrated and a large number of disciples visit Shiva, Parvati and Nandi are the main idols in this temple.

Places to visit nearby temple

Ahobilam, Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple, Adoni Fort, Banaganapalli Fort, Kondareddy Buruju, Mantralayam, Belum Caves, Oravakallu Rock Garden, Nallamala Hills, etc.

Nearest Railway Station: Adone Railway Station

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