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Mahanandi Temple

#Temple in Kurnool

Mahanandishwara or the Mahanandi Temple is the oldest temples in India. It is estimated to be over 1500 years old. It is located in the Mahanadi Village which is 19 km from Nandyal town in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is famous for its architecture. Temple is located at East of the famous Nallamalla Hills. The temple was initially a structure believed to have built by the Chalukyas.

The main attraction of the temple is the Pushkarini through which crystal clear water flows throughout the year from beneath the Shiva Lingam. Legend says that the temple had amazing power to cure devotees who visit there with various ailments. The main festival celebrated here is Shivratri.There is nine shrines of Nandi in an area encircling 15 km of the Mahanandi Temple. They are called the Naval Nandis. Entry to the temple is free. It is just 10 km from Nandyal and around 85 km from Kurnool.

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Andhra Pradesh, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
15.4711350°N, 78.6244400°E
Distance from Kurnool city center to Mahanandi Temple
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Read traveller's reviews about Mahanandi Temple..

Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
"naku chaalaa istam unna Pradesam"
  '4' out of 5
"Beutiful place with lots of greenery around. As this is far away from city/village side everything is costly from a cup of tea."
  '5' out of 5
"Wonder ful good nature and location one of the temple in the AP Naku chala chala istamaina temple mahanandhi "
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"5 stars for temple ...0 stars for people in around temple...any work happens with 10 Rs ..so pls carry plenty of 10 Rs denominations ...business oriented people at holy places... No freedom of taking pictures at Nandi statue outside temple premises ...because government making business even with holy places by selling the place for contract ..."
  '5' out of 5
"A must for Lord Shiva followers. You can sit and do milk abishegam for the Linga for Rs100."

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