Mahanandi Temple ( Hindu Temple ) is set in eastern aspect of the Nallamala Hills, and is about 15 kilometer from Nandyal. It is a famous village encircled by thick forests.Mahanandi temple is one amongst the Nava Nandis. The Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple, a vital shrine lord shiva. Mahanandi temple found here. The temple resembles Badami Chalukyan style architecture(680-696), the linga here is a little taller than the small. Angered the owner of the cow's milk when it gives the milk to lord. The lingam placed Inside of Anthill little bended by the ride of cow. Cow sign guitars placed on Sivalingam.
Mahanandi temple dedicated Lord Siva. Mahanadi Temple is the abode of Sri Mahanandeeswara Swamy(Lord Siva) and Goddess Sri Kameswari Devi. Lord Mahanandeeswara, the presiding deity of the temple is in the form of Siva Lingam which is believed as SWAYAMBU Linga. This holy temple is situated in Mahanandi village in the east of the Nallamala Hills.
The 7th century Mahanandiswara Temple dedicated to Lord Siva is very famous and sacred place. Though the initial structure was built by Chalukyas in 7th century, several additions were done in 10th and 15th centuries. The gopuram over central sanctum is built in Badami Chalukyan style of architecture and other structures in the temple are in Vijayanagara style. According to the legend, the local kings known as Nandas ruled here in the 10th Century AD and they built a number of temples and worshipped their.
Ancestral deity the Nandi,hence the name Mahanandi.The remarkable feature here is the crystal clear water in Pushkarini which flows throughout the year. The water is so clear and pure that even a needle at the bottom can be seen clearly. There are nearly three pools in Mahanandi Temple. Two pools lie outside the temple. The third pool which lies within the temple premises has uninterrupted water flow which originates from the basement of Garbha Gruha where main deity (Siva Ling) is placed.
The shrine or deity of Lord Siva present in this sacred temple belongs to 7th century. The basic temple structure was constructed by Chalukyas (7th century) and was later enhanced by Nanda Dynasty (10th Century) and Vijayanagara Kings (15th Century). Devotees can take holy dip at Mahanandi temple Pushkarni or Koneru in which there are Pancha Lingams of which the centre one is called Varuna Lingam. Irrespective of the seasons, water in the Pushkarni [Koneru] is at same constant five feet flow.
It is said that the main water source is originated below the inner Swayambhu Linga at the Garbhagruha and the pilgrims can touch the Siva Lingam to perform puja and also take the holy water as Thirtham. The outgoing water of Mahanandi temple is used for irrigiation of fertile lands in the surrounding areas of the temple. One of the world's biggest man-made Nandi of 15 ft. x 27 ft. is present near the Mahanandi temple. The main Gopuram of this temple resembles Badami Chalukyan style architecture where as other temple structures resemble the Vijayanagara style.