Ahobilam

Ahobilam Temple is the only place where all the nine forms of the Lord Narasimha Swamy are worshipped. It is said that the entire Nalmalla Hills from Kurnool to Chittoor is a personification of Lord Adisesha himself whose tail end is Srisailam, whose middle is Ahobilam and whose head is Tirupati. The inscriptions available at…

Yaganti – Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple

There are some temples that have a wonderful mythology attached. Some are rich in architectural splendour, others in the divinity and vibration that they generate. Very few have all these things intact even after several hundreds of years.  One such temple is the Yaganti Sri Uma Maheswara Swamy Sivalayam. The temple was constructed and completed by…

Belum Caves

The Belum Caves have got their name from the Sanskrit word “Bilum” which means hole. In Telugu these caves are called Belum Guhalu or Belum caves. Located  in Kurnool district these caves are the second largest in India after the Meghalaya caves and are created naturally by the action of flowing water on limestone deposits forming…

Baganapalli palace

The house of the Nawabs of Banaganapalli stands monumentally and majestically between the main roads on the way to the pilgrim village Yaganti. This summer palace is a magnificent building constructed by Mir Fazal Ali Khan about a century ago to stay put and entertain British guests or use as summer resort by the royal…

Mahanandishwara Temple 

Mahanandi is a beautiful temple town close to Nandyala, India and at the foothills of Nallamala forest range. Surrounded by lush forest, fresh water pools and gentle streams, Mahanandishwara Temple is ancient and unique in many senses and dates back to 10thcentury AD. It is believed that the architect of Devas (Gods), called as Devashilpi, constructed the…

Vontimitta Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple

Ancient legends say that the famous Vontimitta temple is built in a single day by ardent devotes of Bhagawan Sri Rama, Vontudu and Mittudu. After construction of this wonderful temple with 32 pillars, both devotees sacrificed their lives and transformed into statues. Even today you can find them at the entrance of the temple.  It…

Kanaka Durga Temple , Vijayawada

The temple of Kanaka Durga the Goddess of power, riches and benevolence and the presiding deity of Vijayawada, is swarmed by lakhs of pilgrims for worship during the “Navarathri” festival which is celebrated with Religious fervour, pomp and festivity. The small but ancient temple of Kanaka Durga , a top the Indrakeeladri hill on the…