|A huge Nandi lies
in front of the Lord's shrine and possibly the place is called as Mahanandi Tirtha because
of this Nandi. The tank lying behind is known as Rudra gundam and there are two more tanks
called Vishnu gundam and Brahma gundam.
By the side
of the main shrine is the shrine of the Goddess. The Srichakra in front of the deity is
said to have been installed by Adisankara himself. The popular belief is that if one
concentrates and meditates upon the God and at the eyes of the mother, he gets a Darsan
befitting his samskara. The Mukhamantapa of the Devi is a recent construction at the
instance of Bairavajosyula Mahanandayya garu.Behind the main shrine are three small sub -
shrines each containing a Shivalinga. It is stated that these if worshipped, will take one
beyond the Sthoola, Sookshma and Karana Dehas to the Turiya stage.