In the heart of the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, 15km from Nandyal, there exists the sacred village of Mahanandi, where Lord Shiva with his Vehicle Nandi (the sacred bull) situated in their respective forms to bless the devotees who visit this holy place.
Mahanandi has the history from ancient ages and the existence of 9 nandis (Nava Nandulu) is the specialty of this place. The linga form of Lord Shiva is known as Nandishwara at Mahanandi, the Saiva Kshetra (Shiva place) Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh is the only place where there are many Lord shiva temples. Mahanandi is one among them. In the middle of the thickest Nallamala Forests, this village and the temple in this village attracts the tourists especially devotees who believe in Hinduism. This place not only has a history of sacredness, but this place is another natural beauty and has many unrevealed and hidden mysteries behind it.
It's been said, this place was developed by Cholas, Pallavas and Vijayanagara Kings. The art and architecture resembles the ancient culture and single stone structures. But no one can surely answer the question "Who built these temples"? It's an unknown fact till date where no one could identify the person who has built this sacred temple. The history of Linga is also mesmerizing.