Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple

Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple or Yaganti is a temple of Lord Shiva in Kurnool district in  Andhra Pradesh. It built According to Vaishanavaite traditions.
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple

History Of Temple 

This temple was constructed by king Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama Dynasty of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. It was built according to Vaishavaite traditions.

 The sage Agastya wanted to build a temple for Lord Venkateswara on this site. However, the statue that was made could not be installed as the toenail of the idol got broken. The sage was upset over this and performed a penance for Shiva. when Shiva appeared, he said the place suits Shiva better as it resembles Kailash. Agastya then requested Siva to give the devotees a Parvathi Goddess as Lord Uma Maheswara in a single stone, which Shiva oblige

Every year Maha Shivaratri is celebrated and a large number of devotees from all over Andhra Pradesh visit. This temple is 14km away from Banaganipalli in Kurnool Dt. The saint lord Veerabrahmendra Swami stayed here for some time and wrote Kalagnanam.

Popular Beliefs
Basavanna of Yaganti

Growing Nandi

The popular belief is a nandi idol in front of the temple is continuously increasing its size. The locals say that the idol was initially much smaller than its present size. It is said that people used to do Pradakshinas around it in the past. The temple staff has already removed one pillar as the size of the Nandi has increased.

According to potuluri Veera Brahmendra Swamy, the Basavanna of Yaganti will come live and shout when Kali Yuga ends.

Absence Of Crows:

There is another believe in yaganti there is no place for crows. the story behind this is that while the sage Agastya was performing his penance, crows disturbed him and he cursed that the crows cannot enter the place.As the crow is the Vahana for Lord Shani, it is believed that Shani cannot enter this place.