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Siva Temples In Andhra Pradesh
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MAHANANDI - MAHANANDISWARAALAYAM

This reputed Saiva kshetra claims several special features and enjoys a steady influx of devotees throughout the year. It was built by Chalukya kings, and munificently endowed by Vijayanagara dynasty also. Built by Rasasiddhi, a great sculptor, it has all the principal parts like towers, mini-shrines, courtyards, prakaras etc. built superbly at it.

Among the special features worthy of mention is - the invisible water spring that lies under the Sivalinga. The water flowing through the mouth of a big size image of Nandi, the divine vehicle, installed outside of garbha griha falls into a square shaped tank. Its perennial flow is irrigating hundreds of acres of nearby paddy fields. Secondly the Sivalinga bears the hoof-prints of a cow. It is irregularly shaped, yet is demonstrating numerous Sivalilas since inception. On account of that huge Nandi, and the unending  flow of crystal clear water, it is called Mahanandi. The pilgrims of Srisailam invariably visit this kshetra and worship the Lord Siva with exceptional fervour. And there is a belief current that, he who visits all the nine Nandi kshetras, like Padmanandi, Naganandi, Vinayakanandi, Garudanandi, Brahmanandi, Suryanandi, Vishnunandi, Somanandi, Sivanandi, in a day from dawn to dusk, gets Sivasayujya mukti. Many devout bhaktas are visiting them with great fervor, since all these nine are located in a radius of 15 km.

It lies at a distance of 16 km to Nandyala, one of the premier towns of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

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