Yaganti Temple | Timings, Caves & Nearby Places

Yaganti Temple is a temple of Shiva in the district of Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh State. It has built according to Vaishnavaite traditions. Yaganti Uma MaheswaraSwamy Temple is one of the most famous tourist places in Andhra Pradesh. Yaganti Temple Timings: 6 am–1 pm, 3 pm–7:30 pm.

Yaganti Temple

The temple of Sri Yagantiswamy is a lord shiva temple. This temple is a perfect example of the rich heritage of Andhra Pradesh. Yaganti Temple is also known as the Uma Maheshwara temple. It is the only temple where Lord Shiva worships as an idol instead of the Shiv Linga.

Yaganti Temple History:

King Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama Dynasty of the Vijayanagara Empire built this temple in the 15th century. It has been made according to Vaishnavaite traditions. One story of the site’s origin is as follows: The sage Agastya wanted to build a temple for Lord Venkateswara on this site.



The Pushkarini is a small pond of water in the temple surroundings. Water comes into this Pushkarini from the bottom of the hill through the mouth of a Nandi. The water is sweet and fresh and comes from the high hills. How the freshwater reaches the pond all year round has yet to be discovered.

Caves present in and around Yaganti Temple:

Agastya Cave:

It is the cave where Agastya performed his atonement for Lord Shiva. You have to climb 120 steep steps. An idol of Devi is there.

Venkateswara Cave:

The harmed idol of Venkateswara Swamy is present in this cave. It is easy to climb through the steep steps compared to Agastya cave. This Venkateswara idol was present in this cave before the Temple Tirumala Venkateswara has constructed. 

Veera Brahmam Cave:

It is the cave where Sree Veera Brahmendra Swamy saint, wrote some of his Kala Gnaanam (prophecy). The cave height cave is tiny, and one must bend half over to enter it.

Central Beliefs about Temple:

Growing Nandi: 

This Nandi has been Growing 1 Inch for 20 Years. According to Veera Brahmendra Swamy, the Basavanna (stone nandi) of Yaganti Temple will come alive and shout when Kali Yuga ends.

Absence of Crows:

While the Agastya Sage was performing his atonement, crows disturbed the sage, and he cursed that the crows could not enter the temple place. Lord Shani Vahana is crow.

 It has believed that Shani cannot enter this place.

Yaganti Temple Timings:

Here are the Yaganti Temple Timings

Monday6 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday6 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday6 am – 1 pm, 3 pm –7:30 pm
Thursday6 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday6 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday6 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday6 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 7:30 pm

Uma Maheshara Temple Food Timings:

Here Free and Healthy food is provided by the temple accommodation to the Devotees.

  • Afternoon: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Night: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Yaganti Uma Maheshwara Caves Entry Timings:

Monday7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tourist Places near Temple:


Gandikota Fort on the banks of the Penner River derives its name from two Telugu words, ‘Gandi’ meaning gorge. ‘Fortress’ means Fort.

Belum Caves: 

The Belum Caves, located in the Nandyala A.PRayalaseema area, is the second most extensive cave system on the subcontinent of India, known for its speleothems, such as stalagmite formations and stalactite. 

Oravakallu Rocks Garden:

Oravakallu Rock Garden, or Orvakal Rock Garden, is a 1000-acre Sculpture Garden park with ancient caves and fire rock formations between pools of water.

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary:

It is a wildlife sanctuary in Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is Known primarily as a habitat of the great Indian bustard, and the species has hurt a drastic fall in its numbers in the sanctuary in recent years. 

Shivaji Spoorthy Kendra, Kurnool: 

It is an Ornate pink-&-white complex offering a sacred temple, historical displays, lush grounds & views.

Adoni Fort:

Adoni fort is a historical place with an incredible history. The Vijayanagara dynasty, sultans, nawabs, Pandavas and more ruled Adoni. British rulers ruled this town named Advani to Adoni as a central British govt trading hub then.”

Hotels near Yaganti Temple:

  • Arvy Residency Lodge A/C
  • Tejaswi Hotel
  • Haritha Resort
  • Harita Hotel, AP Tourism
  • Hotel DR Indraaprasthaa
  • Hotel Suraj Grand
  • Triguna Clarks Inn
  • Sign Regency Hotel

Annadhana Satrams near Temple:

  • Sri Umamaheshawara Rithu Nithya Annadhana Satram
  • Sri Uma Maheshwara A P Tourism Bhavan
  • Sri Uma Maheswara Sri Gayatri Brahmana Annadana Satram
  • Kasireddy tata Nityannadana Satram
  • Sri Umamaheswara Nitya Annadana Samstha
  • Arya Vysya Annadhana Samajam Nityanna Sathram (Yaganti Umamaheswara Vasavi Seva Sangham)

Yaganti Temple Address:

Temple Gopuram, Yaganti Road, Yaganti, Andhra Pradesh 518124

How to reach Yaganti Temple?

By Air:

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (290 Km) Direct Flights to Hyderabad.

By Rail:

Nearest Train Station is Nandyal Railway Station (55 km). Direct Trains to Nandyal.

By Road:

Nearest Bus Station is Yaganti Bus Stand (0 Km) and Banaganapalle (11 km). Direct Buses to Yaganti.


What is the Speciality of Yaganti?

Yaganti Shiva Temple has Located in the surrounding caves, which is famous for Growing Nandi. This Nandi has been Growing 1 Inch for 20 Years. According to Veera Brahmendra Swamy, the Basavanna (stone nandi) of Yaganti Temple will come alive and shout when Kali Yuga ends.

Which God is in Yaganti Temple?

Lord Shiva.

Are food facilities available at the Yaganti temple?

120 steep steps.

Is Yaganti worth visiting?

Yaganti is a popular tourist site. It is famous for Sri Yagantiswamy, dedicated to God Shiva and is the perfect way to get a feel of Andhra Pradesh tourism.

Can we stay in Yaganti Temple?

No accommodation is available in yaganti temple.

Who built the Yaganti temple?

King Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama Vijayanagara Empire.

Which festival has celebrated at the temple?

Mahashivratri is one of the important festivals of the Yaganti temple.

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