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 NandisBook Now
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