Welcome to Yaganti, the land of the magnificent Sri Yagantiswamy temple! This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is like no other. Not only is it a significant religious site, but it also boasts some unique features that are sure to pique your interest.
Lord Ardhanareeswara, is a combination of Lord Shiva and Parvathi fused together. And get this, it’s carved out of a single stone! The temple also has the Agastya Pushkarni, where water flows throughout the year. So if you’re feeling a bit holy, take a dip and get ready to worship like a champ.
Yaganti is perhaps the only temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of an idol, instead of the usual Shiva Linga. So if you’re a Shiva devotee looking for something out of the ordinary, you’re in the right place.
And let’s not forget about the caves! They may not receive much natural light, but the diyas lit inside them make them come alive. You can even visit the Veera Brahmam Cave, where the Great Telugu saint and astrologer wrote some chapters of his prophecies. Who knows, maybe you’ll get a glimpse into the future while you’re here.
If you’re worried about accommodation, don’t be. Yaganti has decent private options for all your sleeping needs. The temple provides free lunch and dinner in a large dining hall with excellent food quality. Can’t go wrong with free food, right?
If you’re travelling by road, Yaganti is located 340 kilometres away from Hyderabad and 70 kilometres from Kurnool, in Karnataka. Just take NH7 to Kurnool and then NH18 to Yaganti by taking a right to Banaganapalle. Yaganti is just another 18 kilometres from there.
So what are you waiting for? Come to Yaganti, see some unique temple features, take a dip, visit some caves, and get a glimpse into the future. It’s a must-visit destination, especially for all the Shiva devotees out there. And who knows, maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of Lord Shiva in tiger form!