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Sri Vengamamba Perantalu Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Vengamamba in Narrawada village.

This small historic temple village is located just 8.5 km away from the headquarter Duttalur in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh state.

Narrawada Sri Vengamamba Perantalu Temple Info:

Primary Deity Goddess Vengamamba
Locale Narrawada
District Spsr Nellore
State Andhra Pradesh
Pincode 524222
Phone 08629 240636

Narrawada Vengamamba Perantalu Temple

The main attraction of this place is Vengamamba Thirunala. It is conducted in a grand manner in the months of June-July attracting Vengamamba devotees from all corners of Andhra Pradesh and other nearby states.


A large arch at the entrance welcomes you to the Vengamamba Temple.

Narrawada Sri Vengamamba Perantalu Temple

About Narrawada:

Varanasi is an ancient city known for its collection of sacred temples on the banks of the holy river Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.

Varanasi is known with different names like Banaras (Benares), Kashi (Kasi) and played a vital role in the development of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

Temples of Varanasi - Kashi Temples
Temples of Varanasi - Kashi Temples

Varanasi is present between the Ganges confluence with two rivers: the Varuna and the Assi stream. The city has many holy temples built in different times by different kings, monasteries, saints and communities throughout history.

Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple is the most lively Shiva temples of India.

This holy temple is present in the heart of ancient historical city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Info:


Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Location Ujjain
Major Festivals Maha Shivratri
State Madhya Pradesh
Pincode 456006

It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines which are said to be the most sacred dwelling places of Lord Shiva.

Best known for its Bhasma Arti, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is present on the side of Rudra Sagar Lake.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Ujjain - Madhya Pradesh
Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Lord Shiva in the Shiva Lingam form here in Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple is believed to be Swayambhu or self-manifested, deriving power or Shakti from within itself.

The deity here in Mahakaleshwar is known as "Dakshinamurthy" (facing the South direction) with Nandi (bull) on the south side.

About Omkareshwar Temple:

The Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Madhya Pradesh is one among the 12 famous Hindu Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the sacred island of Mandhata/Shivapuri.

This holy temple is present on the southern bank of the sacred Narmada river in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh state in India.

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple - Indore

The Narmada river is called as "Rewa" here in Omkareshwar. The temple is only13 km away from Mortakka and about 77 km from Indore and Khandwa.

It is said that the island which has derived its name from the Omkareshwar temple has the shape of a sacred Hindu religious symbol of "Om" or "Aum". This sacred island, which is divided into north and south, is connected by a bridge.

Mamleshwar Setu bridge on river Narmada at Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Info:

Primary Deity God Shiva
Locale Omkareshwar
District Khandwar
State Madhya Pradesh
Pincode 450554
Phone 072802 71228

About Yaganti Temple:

Yaganti Sri Uma Maheswara Temple along with the growing Nandi is a major tourist attraction near Banganapalle town, Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh state.

Yaganti Temple Info:

Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Date Built 15th century
Town Banganapalle
District Kurnool
Festivals Maha Shivratri
State Andhra Pradesh
Pincode 518124

Lord Shiva is the primary deity of this temple. The other important deities worshiped here in the Yaganti temple are Goddess Parvati and the huge Nandi idol that has grown its size over time.

Visitors enjoy the quiet, noiseless atmosphere in the Yaganti Temple and is a perfect destination for them to experience the true spirituality.

Tourist Attractions at Yaganti:

Yaganti Basavanna (Nandi):

Huge growing Nandi idol facing Lord Shiva and measuring approximately 5 feet high and 15 feet wide present in the temple is the main tourist attraction of Yaganti. The Nandi has been growing continuously over the last century.

Earlier, there was space to do parikrama or rounds around the Nandi earlier, but now it has grown in size and covered the pradakshina gap between the stone pillars.

According to the Archaeological Survey of India, the Nandi grows its size by an inch every 20 years as the rock has some chemical properties (silica and iron) to make it grow in size.

According to the Kalagnanam written by Sri Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy, this huge growing Nandi will come alive and shout at the end of Kali Yuga.


No crows hover around Yaganti temple even today as Sage Agastya cursed them at this place after being disturbed by the crows while he was in deep meditation.

Yaganti Caves:

Many cave temples like Agastya Cave, Lord Venkateshwara cave, Rokalla caves, Sanka caves and Pothuluri Veera Brahmam Cave present adjacent to the main Yaganti Uma Maheshwara temple.

Sage Agastya Cave:

This is the cave where Sage Agastya performed penance to the blessings of Lord Venkateshwara Swamy.

Lord Venkateshwara cave:

According to the beliefs of the local people here, the idol of Lord Venkateswara Swamy here in this cave is much older than the one present in Tirupati.

Veera Brahmam Cave:

It is here at this cave Srimadvirat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami wrote his Kalagnanam, the book of prophecies.

Temple Pushkarini:

Pushkarini, a small pond of fresh and sweet holy refreshing water coming from the hill and emerging from the mouth of the Nandi (the sacred bull calf) is another attraction of Yaganti temple.

Akasha Deepam/Sky Lamp:

Another attraction of this ancient temple is the burning lamp called Akasha Deepam present at the top of the hill, which is continuously lit all day long.

Yaganti Temple History:

Yaganti Sri Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple was constructed in the 15th century by the Sangama Dynasty ruler Harihara Bukka Raya of the great Vijayanagara empire.

Yaganti Stala Puranam:

Sage Agastya wanted to construct a temple for Lord Venkateshwara Swamy at this place.

However, he could not install the statue as the toe nail of Lord Venkateshwara idol was broken and the sage was deeply moved and started a penance for Lord Shiva, who then appeared as Uma Maheswara Swamy carved from a single stone at Yaganti.

Yaganti Temple Distance:
  1. Banaganapalli: 11 KM
  2. Nandyal: 48 KM
  3. Kurnool: 83.5 KM
  4. Anantapur: 125 KM
  5. Kadapa: 140 KM
  6. Hyderabad: 305 KM
Accommodation at Yaganti:

APTDC is offering limited cottage facility for the visitors at Yaganti, but you can also consider staying in Nandyal, Kurnool or Anantapur.

How to Reach Yaganti Temple:

Yaganti temple is well connected to all parts of the country via rail and road networks.

Road:

APSRTC (The government operated bus service of Andhra Pradesh) operates frequent buses from Nandyal, Kurnool and Banaganapalli to Yaganti temple.

Rail:

The nearest railway station is present at Panyam.

Air:

Hyderabad International Airport is the closest airport to reach Yaganti.


Best Time to Visit Yaganti:

Best time to visit this place is between October to February.

Festivals Celebrated at Yaganti:

Karthika mMsam and Maha Shivaratri are very special for Lord Shiva devotees and they celebrate with great fervor in the Yaganti Temple.

Yaganti Temple Timings:

The temple is open to the devotees from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the morning and from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the evening.

Nearby Attractions:

Owk Reservoir
Jogulamba Temple Alampur
Gandikota Fort
Kurnool Fort
Kurnool Museum
Kurnool Saibaba Temple
Jagannatha Gattu Temple

Belum Caves:

Belum Caves, the second largest caves in India, are located at a distance of about 44 km from the Yaganti Temple.

The name is derived from the word "Bilum", which translates to hole / caves in Sanskrit and is also called as "Belum Guhalu" in Telugu Language.

Visitors can see the large caverns, water galleries, stalactites, sinkholes, long passages, stalagmites, Patalganga (a perennial underground stream) and large chambers inside Belum Caves.

Carry enough water with you because you have to walk and crawl a lot in the caves.

Both Yaganti and Belum caves can be covered in a single itinerary.

Yaganti Temple Route Map:


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Amaravathi Temple:

Amaravathi Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple in Amaravati town is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Amaralingeswara Swamy or Amareswara Swamy with his consort Bala Chamundika.

Amaravathi, also known as Amareswaram, is a sacred temple town that is located on the south bank of the sacred Krishna River in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state.

Amaravathi Temple Information:

Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Architecture Dravidian Style
Place Amaravathi Town
District Guntur
State Andhra Pradesh
Country India
Pincode 522020
Phone 086452 55241

Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple-Amaravathi, Guntur

Amaravathi is called as the "The City of Gods". Amaravathi is also famous for Buddhists in India and Satavahanas built great Buddhist Stupas at Amaravathi.


The ancient town of Amaravathi is one of the five Pancharamas or Pancharama Kshetras dedicated to Lord Shiva in Andhra Pradesh. Pancha meaning five and Aarama means peace.

Amaralingeswara Swamy temple - Amaravathi

Five Panchararama Kshetras:
  1. Amararama in Amaravathi
  2. Kumararamam in Samarlakota/Samalkota
  3. Bhimeshwara in Draksharamam
  4. Somaramam in Bhimavaram
  5. Ksheeraramam in Palakollu

Guntur is one of the popular districts of Andhra Pradesh Known for its ancient and historic Hindu temples.

Some of the popular places of historic importance in Guntur district are -

Amaravathi (Andhra's New Capital city), Kondaveedu Fort near Phirangipuram village, Undavalli Caves, Ethipothala Waterfalls and Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Nagarjunakonda (Small Island having ancient remains of Buddhist structures), Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, Prakasam Barrage, Guthikonda Caves and Bhattiprolu (Buddhist Maha Stupa).



Some popular temples to visit in Guntur are:

Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Swamy Temple


Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Swamy Temple present on the holy hill Kotappakonda is located 13 km south-west of Narasaraopet city, Guntur is attracting many pilgrims throughout the year.

Kotappakonda Trikoteswara Swamy Temple
Kotappakonda Temple 

The primary deity of this temple is Lord Shiva and is worshipped here as Sri Trikoteswara Swamy. The temple got its name from the three hills named after Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara.

Kotappakonda Tirunallu (festival) is celebrated at a grand scale in this temple and lakhs of devotees participate with great enthusiasm in this event.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple present on eastern bank of the holy Hooghly River (Hoogli or Hugli) is a famous historical temple in Kolkata, West Bengal state of India.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, worshipped here as Ma Bhavatarini.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple:

The temple is visited every year by a large number of local devotees and travelers.

About Dakshineswar Kali Temple:

dakshineswar kali photo

The sacred temple was built by Rani Rashmoni of Janbazar in the year 1855 (mid 19th century). She is a philanthropist and a faithful devotee of the Hindu Goddess Kali.

About Kurnool District


Kurnool, popularly known as "The Gateway of Rayalaseema", has many ancient unique temples and tourist sites that attract many pilgrims throughout the year.

Kurnool is one among the 4 districts of Rayalaseema region. The other three regions include Kadapa, Chittoor and Anantapur.

Some of the famous historical places of tourism importance in the Kurnool district include: Konda Reddy Fort, Orvakal Rock Garden, Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary and Belum Caves.

Some of the popular and important religious centers present in this district are Srisailam, Mahanandi, Yaganti, Ahobilam and Mantralayam.

Take a look at some of the best temples you can visit in Kurnool District in this post.

1. Mahanandi - Sri Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple


Mahanandi - Sri Mahanandiswara Swamy temple
Mahanandi Temple Entrance

Mahanandi Sri Mahanandiswara Swamy temple is one among the Nava Nandis present near Nandyal city in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

About Rangaswamy Temple:

Sri Nemaligundla Ranganayaka Swamy Temple is a famous temple located in the middle of the thick Nallamala forest and is known for its waterfalls called 'Rangaswamy Gundam'.

Nemaligundla Ranganayaka Swamy Temple Info:

Primary Deity Sri Ranganayaka Swamy
Mandal Racharla
Town Giddalur
District Prakasam
Festivals Ranganayaka swami Brahmotsavam
State Andhra Pradesh
Pincode 523357

This beautiful tourist spot is present at a distance of about 6 km away from Jallivani Pullalacheruvu village under Racherla Mandal near Giddalur town in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh state.

Nemali Gundla Rangaswamy Temple Images
Rangaswamy Gundam

It is one of the best Eco-tourism and picnic spot destination in Prakasam district.

Sri Ranganayaka Swamy is the brother of Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tirupati.

Temple Location:


Nemaligundam (Peacock Pool) Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Kshetram is around 22 km from Giddalur town.

The temple is located in the middle of Nallamala hills on the banks of Gundlakamma rivulet which flows from the top of a hillock surrounded by steep mountains.

Gundlakamma is a seasonal river that originates in the deep hills of Nallamala. It enters the plains near Cumbum.

Sri Rangaswamy Temple Giddalur pics

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