Gandi Kshetram Anjaneya Swamy Temple located on the right bank of Papagni river. In Telugu, Gandi means a narrow valley with a running river. Sri Ramakrishna Ananda Swamy of Bhumananda Ashram had given the name of Gandi Kshetram to this place.
Gandi Kshetram Anjaneya Swamy Temple Gandikota
During The Ramayana period, Vayu deva is doing mediation here. Sri Rama in search of Sita Devi, passed through this place while moving towards south direction. Vayu wanted Sri Rama to stay here as his host, Sri Rama replied to Vayu that he will accept his hospitality on his way back to Ayodhya. Vayu after knowing Sri Rama's victory over Ravana in Lanka, prepared this place to welcome Sri Rama in a grand.For which Vayu, flung a wreath of golden flowers across the ravine through which the conqueror should pass on his way Northwards to Ayodhya.
Sri Rama's Drawing Anjaneya on a rock At the kind request of Vayu, Sri Rama halted here with his troops. Anjaneya Swamy flown to Ayodhya to inform Bharath about Sri Rama's return. Sri Rama thinking about Anjaneya pictured Anjaneya on the rock with his arrow. Sri Rama had left for Ayodhya without completing this picture. Picture of Lord Anjaneya is complete in all respect except the little finger of Anjaneya's left hand.