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The abode of Umamaheshwara Swamy, situated in Erramala hills of Kurnool district, AP.
Yaganti, is a well known temple of AP, which has the growing Nandi. The shrine is supposed to have been worshipped from the time of Agastya Maharshi.
As we enter, we see the famous Pushkarini. It is beautiful and though no one knows the source of water, it is with water throughout the year. People believe that the water here is healing in nature. We can walk all around the pushkarini in the pillared mandapam.
The pushkarini has carved panels all around, which was a delight to see. By the time we reached, the light was fading and maybe that is why my pics are not so crisp.
Since I am no expert, I would appreciate the help of
@gurichopra @brakoo @Gopanarya @_ugra_ to decipher the panels and the pics of the pillars that I am posting further on.
From the pushkarini, the way leads to the temple. We have to climb a few steps and reach the gopuram.

The 5 tiered gopuram, pillar in front of the gopuram, carvings on both sides of the doorway.
Agastya Maharshi, as the story goes, wanted to worship Lord Venkateswara here.
When the Murti got made, the toe nail got damaged. As it couldn't be worshipped any longer, Agastya Maharshi sat in meditation and was blessed by a vision of Mahadev.

The Murti of Venkateswara Swamy is in a cave, which has steep steps.
Agastya requested Shiva to give the devotees the chance 2 worship Parvati Maa along with him and thus Shiva Parvati are carved on a single stone and thus worshipped.

Another cave in the hills, a mandapam with carved pillars and the dwajastambham.
There are 4 pillars leading to the garbagriha, which are fully carved on all 4 sides.

Though I think I recognise a few carvings, would appreciate help of anyone who can decipher then correctly.
This temple is built in the Vaishnavite tradition.
The temple has been built in the 15th century by Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama dynasty.
Acc to legend, Agastya was disturbed by crows during a penance and hence he cursed them that they would not be able to enter the place. We can see other birds here, but no crows.
Next to the temple is the pond called 'Agastya theertam' where Agastya is believed to have bathed.
Now to the famous Nandi. The Nandi here is unique bcs it is not directly in front of Shiva, but in a pillared mandapam to the right. It is a growing Nandi, with ASI confirming that it grows 1 inch per 20 years. A pillar had to be removed for the expanding Nandi.
Potuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy, who was famous for his prophecy wrote his 'Kaala gyanam' here in the cave in the hill in front of the temple.
He has said that at Basavanna (Nandi at Yaganti) will come alive and shout at the end of Kaliyuga.
This temple has such a serene atmosphere, you can literally feel the divinity here.
I feel blessed to have had the darshan of this wonderful place.
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