Yaganti Temple, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
Yaganti temple is dedicated to Shiva Parvati in the form of Uma-Maheswara and was built by King Harihara Bukka Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. It located in the Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The idol is that of Ardhanarishvara form of Uma and Mahesh carved out of a single stone - and this is also believed to be the only temple where Shiva is worshipped in the form of an idol rather than a lingam.
There are many cave temples in Yaganti located right next to the main temple - and one specific cave is important - is known as the Agatsya Rishi cave which is believed to be a place where the Rishi did his penance to get Shiva’s blessings and is open for worship from dawn.
Yaganti temple is at a distance of about 78 km from the city of Kurnool.
The Yaganti temple is 45 km from Belum caves.