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Andhrapradesh >> Kurnool


210 km from Hyderabad
43 c at Summer/ 18 c at Winter
Latitude : 15.822590    Longitude : 78.039787

Language : Telugu
Situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Kurnool is a beautiful city of Andhra Pradesh. Initially, it was the part of Madras state and later, served as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Being the administrative centre of Kurnool district, the city deserves a special mention. The car festival of Sri Ajaneyaswami is the major event of the region that is celebrated for eight days, during November- December, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Ahobilam Temple
Ahobilam Temple - One of the 108 Dhivya Desam
Ahobilam is a major center of pilgrimage in south India. According to the legend, this is where Lord Narasimha blessed Prahlada and killed the demon Hiranyakashipa. It is an important place of worship for Vaishnavas. It is one of the 108 Divya desam.
Mahanandi Temple
Mahanandi Temple - Ancient Shiva Temple
Mahanandi Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Siva. The linga is unique because it is like a rough uncut rock, with two cavities. The priests here allow you to touch the Lord. There is a huge Nandi in front of the main shrine. This temple is unique in South India because the vimana (tower) over the linga is built in the North Indian style. The main gate of the temple faces west. There is a tank here, 60 sqft and 5 ft deep. The mystery is that no one knows how the water enters this tank.One only knows that the water is always the same level and completely crystal clear.
Mantralayam - Saint Sri Raghavendra Samadhi
Mantralayam is situated in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of river Thungabadhra. Saint Sri Raghavenda attained his Samadhi here some 300 years ago.
Panchamukhi Anjaneya swami temple
Panchamukhi Anjaneya swami temple - Lord Hanuman Temple
Beyond the river at a distance of about 5km from Mantralayam Shrine is a sacred shrine, called the "Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy" (Sri Anjaneya with five faces). A distance of 16km has to be traversed if the journey is made by bus. At this shrine daily pooja and offerings are made to Sri Anjaneya Swami. It is believed that Sri Raghavendra Swami performed penance at this shrine. Several devotees got their cherished desires fulfilled by offering worship to Sri Anjaneya Swami.
Sri Shailam Temple
Sri Shailam Temple - Lord Shiva Temple
The temple is 80 km away from Kurnool district.The shrine is situated on the Rishabagiri hills on the south bank of the Krishna river in Karnool District. A Special Feature in this Siva Temple is that any Devotee,irrespective of Caste and creed,can touch the Lord and worship him. The Main Temple with four lofty towers was built by the Vijayanagar King Harihara Raya ( 1404 -1405 A.D.). As one enters the temple ther is an exquisitely called 'Mukhamandapa' with a huge monolithic Nandhi. The walls of the outer corridors are dotted with saome of the finest bas-reliefs.Within the Temple there are smaller Shrines dedicated to Sahasra Linga,Panchapandavas and Vata Vriksha. It has one of the twelve Jyotirlingams in India.
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