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September 14, 2005


Filed under: Places — Singari Vijay @ 10:21 pm

Mahanandi is the most famous temple among the nine Siva temples around Nandyala. This temple is at the foothills of Nallamala forest range and is about 15 kilo meters (9.5 miles) from Nandyala town. Major attractions of this temple are the ponds. Natural spring water flows in to the ponds continuously all year round. This is an important pilgrimage and picnic place in the area.

Mahanandi Temple Entrance

Mahanandi Temple Pond


  1. I love the last photo. With the person on the steps near the water.

    Comment by wendy — September 20, 2005 @ 7:15 am

  2. My cousins,my family and I had a dip in the koneru.Thank you for bringing back sweet memories!

    Comment by padmini tirupati — November 3, 2005 @ 10:13 am

  3. I wish I were there, in that sacred place. I only may say something wise, to be closer to the temple – “He who wishes to enter the paradise at the best door must please his mother and father.”- Hadith. I think not only in paradise, but in this temple too. (quotation from

    Comment by Mariny — September 22, 2006 @ 8:37 am

  4. Wow,
    those memories..
    i remember i went for a swim in thise little pools.
    two of them had dark colored water and some fish too!!
    the on in the center had clear water and one could see the coins dropped in it.
    i was too scared to swim much. and i remember i was just tall enough for the water to be barely below my nose!!
    and i remember that clear watered pond as being very huge.. but now that i see the pictures.. it seems small than what it is in my memories!!

    Comment by Ram — September 27, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

  5. These pictures evoked the memories of my visits to Mahanandi. I studied engineering in nadyal, on every ‘Maha Shiva ratri’ day, me along with my friends used to visit mahanandi. We used to have loads of fun over there escpecially in swimming. This place is a great place to visit, It’s a tranquil place.


    Comment by Manohar Reddy — July 15, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

  6. Hello Mr.Vijay,

    congratullations to the team for Placing this Historical Place MAHANANDI in Web, PLEASE place some of the photographs of the same which includes the forest.

    I born and brought up from Nandayal, my parents are still there only, we live in TEKKE, which connects Noonepalli and Main center. We have a drycleaning shop near Khaleel talkies with name “SRI VENKATARAMANA ELECTRIC DRYCLEANERS”

    keep it up, you are doing a wonderful job, to the team effort.

    Thanks & Regards

    Venkata Ramana

    Comment by Venkata Ramana — August 16, 2007 @ 12:43 am

  7. Hi All…..

    Im proud to write and ofcourse i can tell that i born in mahanandi…. Mahanandi is a place where each and every individual has to go there and enjoy the nature of in and around sorroundings of mahanandi…especially…in the rainy season…nallamala hills after a heavy rain…there are no words to describe such sceneries…. i love and enjoy to be there.

    Comment by Himabindu — October 25, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

  8. i spent my childhood in Nandyal. Am emotionally and spiritually connected to Mahanandi. Nice to find this website. of late it is defunct and this makes me sad. any chance of revival? those connected with Nandyal please be in touch.

    Comment by gangadhar panday — April 13, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

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