Yaganti Sri Uma Maheswara Temple

History

Yaganti is an abord of Lord Shiva in Kurnool District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This place is used as Neganti bacause, Chitteppa a devotee of Lord Shiva was worshiping Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva appeared to him in the form of a tiger. Chitteppa understood that it was Lord Shiva in tiger form, and shouted 'Neganti Shivanu ne kanti' which means i Saw Shiva I Saw. As the time passes slowly the locals started calling it Yaganti. Lord Shiva, Parvati and Nandi are the main deities here. The origin of the place is as follows, sage Agastya wanted to build a temple for Lord Venkateswara whom he saw in the caves he did all the rituals to the idol and before placing the idol he saw the toe nail of the idol broken so he could not place the idol. Upset over this the sage did a sever penance for Lord Shiva to know the reason for this, Lord Shiva explain that this place is more suitable for Shiva kshetra so he could not able to place the idol and self manifested himself as Ardhanareswara that is half will be Goddess Parvathi and half will be Lord shiva in the request of the sage Agastya. We can still see the place where agastya did his penance by climbing 120 steep steps. The idol of parvathi is worshipped here and we can also see Lord Venkateswara idol in one of the cave. It is belived that the nandi here is growing in the size and is much bigger than the idol which was firstly installed. Archaeological Survey of India has confirmed that the idol increases by 1 inch in every 20 years. It is also belived that water flows into this Pushkarini from the bottom of hill through the mouth of a Nandi. According to Potuluri Veera Brahmendra swamy, the nandi of Yaganti will come alive and shout when Kali Yuga ends. In this temple we can see no crows because of the curse given by sage Agastya.

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Yaganti, Andhra Pradesh 518124

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