Yaganti temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is located in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Yaganti temple is also known Sri Uma Maheswara temple. Sri Veerabhadra Swamy is the Kshetra Palaka of this temple.
About Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara temple is built in the 15th century, King Harihara Bukka Raya of Sangama Vijayanagara Empire. This temple is beautiful and situated in the middle of Yerramala hills. Here, numerous caves in the hilly surroundings of a temple where quite a lot of saints like Potuluti Veera Brahmam Garu.
The temple has the main idols of Lord Shiva and Parvathi with the single stone. This is the only temple where Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of idol form. Here people believe that Agastya performed by Lord Shiva to make the appearance in the form of Ardhanareeswara. The Nandi idol which is present in this temple is increasing in size
History of Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple
Agastya was the famous saint and one of the Saptarishis. Based on legends he decides to construct the temple for Lord Vishnu in Yaganti. After that, he performed the rituals and poojas to Lord Vishnu idol. But he found that nail of foot thumb finger was broken.
For this Lord Shiva appeared for his prayer and explained him that place bear to Kailash and it is the Lord Shiva domicile. So sage was demanded to Lord Shiva, along with Goddess Parvati you should eternity in this place.
That’s why this temple is called as Uma Maheswara temple. Here the name Uma indicates the Goddess Parvathi and Maheswara refers to Lord Shiva
Importance of Yaganti temple:
- Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi carved with single stone
- Here Pushkarini is the temple holy tank and the water in this tank flow from the bottom of a hill
- In this temple, Lord Nadaswaram is increasing in size i.e., 1 inch for 20 years
- Agastya curse on crows and prevent them from his entering his premises
- One of the pillars has removed just because of Nandi idol increasing in size
- The temple priest lit the lamp every day in the temple and the lamp burns 6 AM to 6 PM in an open air
- Agastya cave, Sri Potuluri Veera Brahman Cave, and Sri Venkateswara cave are present in this place
Uma Maheswara temple opening timings:
- This temple opens at morning 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
- Caves entry is available from 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Sevas and ticket cost in Uma Maheswara temple:
- Vivaha Kattadi: Rs 500
- Abhishekam: Rs 100
- Special Darshanam, Sparsa, and Archana: Rs 50
- Akasa Deepam: Rs 400
- Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam: Rs 1116
- Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam: Rs 750
- Laghunyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam: Rs 250
- Two-wheelers: Rs 50
- Four-wheelers: Rs 100
Main festivals celebrated at Uma Maheswara temple:
Maha Shivaratri is the main festival which is celebrated in the month of February or March.
About Akasha Deepam in a temple:
The temple pandits lit the lamp by using 4 liters of oil and 2 meters thick wick on Veerabhadra Swamy temple on daily basis. This lamp burns 12 hours in an open air on the hilltop
Uma Maheswara temple Abhishekam dress code:
At the time of Abhishekam male devotees are not allowed to wear shirt and banian. Traditional wear is preferred.
Women wear saree with blouse, Punjabi dress with Dupatta, half saree, Chudidhar with Dupatta
How to reach:
By road: This Yaganti is well connected with all major cities like Tirupati, Cuddapah, Chittoor, Kurnool, Chennai etc
By rail: Secunderabad railway station is just 7 km from the temple
By air: Rajiv Gandhi international airport in Hyderabad is 12 km away from a temple
Uma Maheswara temple Food facilities:
This temple provides the free and quality food to pilgrims at Ananda temple hall
Timings: 11 AM to 02:30 PM and 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Nearby temples list:
- Saraswati temple
- Sakshi Ganapathi temple
- Sai Baba temple
- Nava Narasimha temple
- Shikaresvara temple
- Sri Magayogi Laksmamma temple
- Mahanandi temple
The best time to visit the Yaganti temple in October to March months.
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