Mahanandi -Tourism

Mahanandi Temple: 

The world well known 1500 years antiquated Mahanandishwara Temple (Mahanandi sanctuary in short) is arranged in Mahanandi town. Mahanandi is at a separation of around 19 km from the Nandyal town in Kurnool locale. The divinity in this sanctuary is Lord Shiva.

The sanctuary is well known for its dazzling engineering and for some ceremonies that are held amid the promising day of Maha Shivaratri. 

The Mahanandi town is encompassed by the popular Nallamala Hills towards the east and the thick backwoods offer a shocking background to the travelers.

The sanctuary is very much associated by street, rail and air systems. Altogether there are around 10 Nandi's inside 15 km sweep of Mahanandi. All these 9 Nandi's are well known, yet Mahanandi gets the most astounding acclaim among every one of them.

History of Mahanandi Temple: 

Nine Nandi's available in Nallmala Hill Region is:


Prathama Nandi [near Nandyal Railway Station]

Naga Nandi [In Nandyal Anjaneya Temple]

Soma Nandi [In Atmakur town]

Surya Nandi [6 miles west of Mahanandi]

Krishna Nandi or Vishnu Nandi [2 miles from Mahanandi]

Vinayaka Nandi [Present in north-west of Mahanandi sanctuary premisis]

Shiva Nandi [13kms far from Nandyal town]

Garuda Nandi [Present in western side of Mahanandi temple]

Separation of Mahanandi Temple:

The sanctuary is at a separation of roughly 18.7 km from the Nandyal town, only 91.4 km from Kurnool area and around 304 km from Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Its an antiquated sanctuary which goes back to the tenth Century AD and was developed by King Nandana amid the Chalukyan period. The sanctuary is encompassed by charming streams and new common water pools.

Separation of Nearby Cities [approx.] 

Hyderabad 304 km [6.30 hours]

Vijayawada 338 km [7.10 hours]

Tirupathi 278 km [4.30 hours]

Srisailam 172 km [3.26 hours]

Kadapa 137 km [2.15 hours]

Nellore 261 km [4.15 hours]

Sanctuary Attractions:

The place of worship or god of Lord Shiva present in this hallowed sanctuary has a place with seventh century. The fundamental sanctuary structure was built by Chalukyas (seventh century) and was later upgraded by Nanda Dynasty (tenth century) and Vijayanagara Kings (fifteenth century).

Fans can take sacred plunge at Mahanandi sanctuary Pushkarni or Koneru in which there are Pancha Lingams of which the middle one is called Varuna Lingam. Independent of the seasons, water in the Pushkarni [Koneru] is at same consistent five feet stream.

It is said that the principle water source is started underneath the inward Swayambhu Linga at the Garbhagruha and the travelers can touch the Shiva Lingam to perform puja furthermore take the sacred water as Thirtham.

The active water of Mahanandi sanctuary is utilized for irrigiation of ripe terrains in the encompassing ranges of the sanctuary. One of the world's greatest man-made Nandi of 15 ft. x 27 ft. is available close to the Mahanandi sanctuary.

The primary Gopuram of this sanctuary takes after Badami Chalukyan style engineering where as other sanctuary structures look like the Vijayanagara style.

Prominent Festivals Celebrated at Mahanandi Temple:

Maha Shivaratri, Ugadi, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Kartika Poornima and Dasara are a portion of the popular celebrations celebrated in Mahanandi. Explorers from all edges of the globe come to Mahanandi Temple amid the celebration time frames.

After darshan, enthusiasts can buy tickets and can purchase Pulihora Prasadam [Tamarind Rice] given at the prasadam counter situated close to the second prakara of the sanctuary.

Maha Nandi Temple Nandyal Photos

There is a colossal Nandi symbol at the passageway of the sanctuary. The Mahanandishwara Temple is totally redesigned with new Shiva and Parvathi symbols on either side of the passage.

Sri Kaameshwari Devi sanctuary is likewise situated on the southern corner and another Kodanda Ramalayam was additionally developed in the year 1953.