History of YAGANTI BASAVAYYA | Route Map to the YAGANTI BASAVAYYA Temple | where Agastya Muni performed his penance for Lord Shiva


Temple: YAGANTI Temple was built in 15th February by VIJAYANAGARA Kings HARIHARAYA and BUKKARAYA. It was built according to VAISHNAVAITE Traditions.

Route Map to the YAGANTI BASAVAYYA Temple:

        13 km from Banaganapalle Town It is in Nandyal district in the India state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

  The special attraction of this KSHETRA is the NANDISWARA VELAY in the Northeast direction on the front porch of the main temple. Around 90 years ago, they used to CIRCUMBULATE NANDISWARA in FOUR pillars. But, today NANDISWARA has grown up without any opportunity to make rounds (parikrama). According to the calculation of the department of Archaeology of India, the size of the inch has increased for a period of 20 years. In the Chronology of SRI VIRAT POTULURI VEERABRAHMENDRA SWAMI, it was written that YAGANTI BASAVAYYA grew taller than KALIYUGANTA.

Special of the YAGANTI BASAVAYYA Temple:

1. Growing of NANDI.


2. One more SPECIALITY is that here no one can find Crows, for which on saying in there that while the Sage Agastya was performing his penance, Crows disturbed him and he cursed that cannot Crows enter the place.


§ Surrounding to Temple there are three natural caves and one PUSHKARINI to visit.

§ Agastya cave: where Agastya Muni performed his penance for Lord Shiva


§ Venkateswara Cave:
The Damaged idol of Lord Vennateswara is present in the cave.

§ Veera Brahmam Cave:
where saint SREE POTULURI VEERABRAHMENDRA SWAMI wrote some of his kalagnyanam.

§ This field surrounded the area. The hills are known as “RED HILLS”. Many caves have been formed in these red hills. It is believed that many ascetics are during penance in this cave today.

§ Pushkarini: where one can have both water flow into this PUSHKARINI from the bottom of the hill through the mouth of a NANDI.


            The water from PUSHKARINI, which is part of the temple gas, Reaches the PEDDA KONERU. Water has medical properties. This water quickly seeps into 20acres of land. Surrounded the fields. It is limited to cultivation only. It’s a strange thing, in these KONERU, there is a large letter. Many sculptures are carved on the walls.


      V.Manasa Reddy, B.A.,H.E.P-II
             KVRGCW(A), Kurnool.


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