Kurnool Tourism and Travel Guide
History of The City: KurnoolYagatiswamy Temple: Sri Yagatiswamy Temple in Banaganapalle mandal of Kurnool district is a popular lord Shiva Temple Which is located 17 km away from Banagapalle the mandal head quarter on the Banaganapalle-Peapully road.
Sri Yagantiswamy temple is one of the few temples patronized by the great dynasties of the earth. Every year Shivarathri is celebrated and a large number of devotes from all over Andhara Pradesh visit Sri. Yagantiswamy temple. An amazing feature this temple is its Pushkarini . No one knows that water flows out from the bottom of hill to the pushkarini
in all the seasons. Devotees consider that a bath in the holy pushkarini is highly beneficial and then they paid tributes to lord Shiva. The devotees still believing that the Nandi in front of the temple still increasing in size.
Yaganti Umamaheswara Swamy temple was constructed and completed by the first Vijayanagara Sangama Kings Harihara Bukka rayalu in the 15th century. It was built according to Vaishnavaite tradition.
While Chitteppa, a devotee of Lord Shiva was worshipping, Lord Shiva appeared to him as tiger. Chitteppa understood Lord Shiva’s darshan in Tiger form and shouted “Yaganti Shivanu ne khanti” and danced with the Tiger. Still there is Chitteppa cave. Gradually it became Yaganti and temple was constructed first by him and later by Vijayanagara rulers.
Places to see inside: Umamaheswara Swamy and Parvati Devi. Nandi (Basavanna): According to Potuluri Veera Brahmam, the Basavanna of Yaganti will come out and shout when kaliyuga ends. People believe that stone Nandiswara (Basavanna) is increasing in its size.
Agasthya Pushkarini: Saint Agasthya came to this place and took bath in this Pushkarini and worshipped Lord Shiva. The water in this Pushkarini is fresh and sweet, as it comes from the hills.
Kurnool How to Reach?
By Air: The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, 219 km from Kurnool.
By Train: Well connected to all the stations from Secunderabad to Bangalore.
By Road: Well connected by bus services to and from Cuddapah, Anantapur, Chittoor and Hyderabad.