Mahanandi Temple

Mahanandi Temple

About Mahanandi Temple :


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

Aficionados can take blessed 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 steady five feet stream.

It is said that the principle water source is begun underneath the inward Swayambhu Linga at the Garbhagruha and the pioneers can contact the Shiva Lingam to perform puja and furthermore accept the sacred water as Thirtham.

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

The fundamental Gopuram of this sanctuary looks like Badami Chalukyan style engineering where as other sanctuary structures take after the Vijayanagara style.

Mahanandi, is a town found east of the Nallamala Hills close Nandyal, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is encompassed by woodlands. Inside 15 km of Mahanandi, there are nine Nandi holy places known as Nava nandulu. Mahanandi is one of the Nava Nandis


Temple pools :


The Temple is popular for its new water pools, called Kalyani or Pushkarni. The engineering of the pools and Temple demonstrates the ability of the Vishwakarma Brahmins. The principle Temple is encompassed by three pools: two little pools at the passageway and one major pool inside the Temple itself. This blessed tank is 60 square feet (5.6 m2) with an open air structure called a mandapa in the inside. The gulfs and outlets of the tank are organized with the goal that the profundity of the water is continually kept at five feet, along these lines empowering travelers to bathe in the sacred waters. Washing in within enormous pool is denied following 5 PM consistently. A quirk of the water source is that it has a consistent stream regardless of the difference in seasons. The water source starts at the Garbhagruha (internal place of worship) just underneath Swayambhu Linga. One can contact the water close to the Shiva Linga (image of Shiva). The aficionados can offer petitions and contact the Shiva Linga. This is strange, in light of the fact that generally at sanctuaries, the primary divinity is avoided the bit of the enthusiasts. The water is well known for its crystalline and recuperating characteristics and is ever lukewarm. The active water floods 2,000 sections of land (8.1 km2) of fruitful land encompassing the town. The encompassing regions are under generation with rice fields, natural product, vegetable and blossom gardens.The sanctuary is outstanding for the konneru. The water amid the winter season will be exceptionally sweltering and the other way around amid the late spring. Amid the early mornings, you can feel the water luke warm and water gets cooled step by step with the ascent in temperature.


Nine Nandi’s present in Nallmala Hill Region:


1. Mahanandi

2. Prathama Nandi

3. Naga Nandi

4. Soma Nandi

5.  Surya Nandi

6. Krishna Nandi or Vishnu Nandi

7. Vinayaka Nandi

8. Shiva Nandi

9. Garuda Nandi


Mahanandi Temple Timings :


Days Timings
Monday 5:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M
Tuesday 5:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M
Wednesday 5:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M
Thursday 5:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M
Friday 5:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M
Saturday 5:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M
Sunday 5:30 A.M to 9:00 P.M



Mahanandi Temple  Entry Ticket Fee :  

No Entry Fee (Free)

Seegra Darshan Ticket Cost : Rs.50/-


Mahanandi Prasadams :


Pulihora  Rs.10/-
Laddu  Rs.10/-
abhishekam Laddu Rs.50/-


Mahanandi Darshan Ticket Details


The cost of various Darshan/Sevas mentioned under Mahanandi Temple timings is detailed in a tabular form.


S.No Type of Seva / Darshan Fare
1 Suprabhatha Seva Rs.100/-
2 Astavidha Maha Mangala Harathi Rs.100/-
3 Seeghra Darshan Rs.20/-
4 Sparsha Darshan Rs.100/-
5 Rudrabhishekam for couples Rs.1000/-
6 Mahadhaaservachana Darshanam Rs.351/-
7 Nijaroopa Darshanam Rs.50/-
8 Nithya Kalyana Seva Rs.1116/
9 Ekantha Seva Rs.50/-
10 Kheerabhishekam for Couple Rs.200



 How To Reach Mahanandi Temple :


Pilgrims can easily reach Mahanandi temple from Nandyal city in Kurnool district by bus and train routes.


By Air: The nearest airport is present at Hyderabad.


By Rail: Gajulapalli Railway Station (Station Code : GZL) is very close to Mahanandi temple. But, most of the trains don't halt there. Distance from Gajulapalli Railway Station to Mahanandi is roughly 6 km.


By Bus: APSRTC provide good bus facility to Mahanandi temple. If you are coming from Hyderabad, after reaching Nandyal, don't take the Tirupati highway [bypass road].

Instead, enter the city and take right at the big x roads and follow the road leading all the way to Mahanandi temple.


Mahanandi Temple Address :


Mahanandi Road, Thimmapuram,

Kurnool Dist. ,Andhra Pradesh, 518512 .


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