Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple is located on the banks of River Krishna on Munigiri Hills at Yanamalakuduru Village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is presiding here in the form of Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy as a Swayambhu Shivalinga. The Shivalinga is called as Vayu linga in the temple.
The temple is located on 612 feet of Munigir Hills. The temple Shikhara was reconstructed by Dhanekula Siva Narayana in 1983. Punah Prana Prathista was performed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya Peetadhipathi Sri Bharathiteerdha Swamy. Later the temple is developed by Sri Sanga Narasimha Rao with the help of local villagers. Lord Vinayaka, Lord Veerabhadra, Lord Nagaraja, are the other shrines in the temple. A Huge image of Lord Bhakta Anjaneya in the temple entrance is the added attraction.
Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Yanamalakuduru
According to the legend, 6th avatara of Lord Vishnu, Parashurama was visiting all holy places and performing poojas to Lord Shiva. He came to Munigir where 1000 munis at a time are performing yagna. Parashurama safeguarded the yagna from Rakshasas. After the yagna, Lord Parashurama installed Shivalinga here and performed Praana Prathista. As Lord Parashurama installed the Shivalinga, thus the name called Ramalingeswara Swamy. As 1000 munis worshipped Lord Shiva around the hill, thus the name was called as Veyimunulakuduru which means the assembly of 1000 munis. Later the name has been changed to Yanamalakuduru.