Mahanandi Temple Kurnool Andhra Pradesh - Nava Nandi Temples

Mahanandi Temple or Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple is an ancient temple dating back over 1,500 years. The temple is located near Nandyal at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, India. The primary deity of this temple is Lord Shiva, worshipped by the name Lord Mahanandiswara Swamy, who is in the form of a sacred Shivalingam. 

Mahanandi Temple is one of the Nava Nandi Temples. The Nava Nandi temples are Mahanandi Temple, Shivanandi Temple, Vinayakanandi Temple, Somanandi Temple, Prathamanandi Temple, Garudanandi Temple, Suryanandi Temple, Krishnanandi Temple and Naganandi Temple. These temples are situated within 15 km of Mahanandi. 

The main festival celebrated here grandly is Maha Shivaratri. A grand fair is held here annually during February and March to celebrate Maha Shivaratri. The other festivals celebrated here are Ugadi in the month of March/April, Vaikunta Ekadasi in the month of December/January, Karthika Poornima in the month of November/December, Vijayadashami in the month of October. 

Mahanandi Temple Kurnool Andhra Pradesh

Mahanandi is about 21 km from Nandyal. The nearest railway station is Nandyal Railway Station (NDL). The nearest international airport is at Hyderabad, about 215 km from Kurnool. 

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