After reaching the hotel, we quickly freshened up and had dinner.. Took rest for couple of hours, got ready and around 1 AM we started our way to Maha Nandi temple and reached temple by 2 AM.. We could see lot of crowd sleeping in the temple premises. Though it was very cold, we managed to lie down for sometime.. At 5 AM, the temple was opened and we all had the first Aarthik darshan of Lord Shiva.. Here the original shiv ling is partially divided into 2 halfs and we could see water coming from the Shivling which passes to the Koneru in the temple. The water is very crystal clear and pure. After the morning Aarthi, the shivling is covered with a golden layer which hides the shivling division for the devotees darshan.
Mahanandi is one of the Nava Nandis. The Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple, an important shrine, is located here. This ancient temple dates back over 1,500 years.
After darshan, we had breakfast 🥗🌯at the nearby hotel and started our way to Yaganti... My brother was sick 😪 due to the cold weather and I started driving half way to Yaganti.. We reached Yahanti by 9 AM in the morning and had Lord Shivji and Uma Parvathi darshan.
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple or Yaganti is a temple of Lord Shiva. There is a cave called Chitteppa nearby of sage. Agastya Maharshi. Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple is one of the few temples patronized by one of the great dynasties of India. This temple is also amous for Growing Nandi. Yaganti Shiva Temple is Located with caves surrounding. ... This Nandi is Growing 1 Inch in Every 20 Years. According to Potuluri Veera Brahmendra swamy, the Basavanna (stone nandi) of Yaganti will come alive and shout when Kali Yuga ends.
After the darshan, we climbed up the steps to visit the maharshi cave and had a closer view of the temple surroundings.. There are lot of monkeys 🐒🐒🐒 in the temple, we just need to be alert when carrying things in our hand.. Otherwise, they snatch anything what they see 😝
We relaxed for sometime under a tree and started our way back to Hyderabad.. As my brother is not well, we cancelled our trip to Mantralayam. On the way we had lunch 🍛 at Dhaba and I was driving at an average speed of 80 to 100 kms.. Finally, we reached home 🏡 by around 5 PM and shattered on the bed... We are very tired due to the fluctuations in the climate and no sleep... Mornings it is damm cold 🥶and afternoons super hot.. 🥵