Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Siva located in Kurnool district. Sri Veerabhadra Swamy is the Kshetra Palaka of this temple. Neganti is the actual name of this place, which means 'I Saw', as time passes by locals started calling by Yaganti.
This temple was built during a 5th and 6th century and was patronised by Pallavas, Cholas, Chalukyas. Temple was renovated by the kings Harihara and Bukka Raya of Vijayanagara Dynasty and had glorious time during the 15th century.
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple Yaganti
After completing North journey, Sage Agastya started his journey towards South India. During the journey, he came across a place and was impressed with the natural beauty around Yaganti and thought of installing Lord Venkateswara here. He found the Vishnu's idol in a cave nearby and did all the rituals prior installation. At the time of installation, Sage Agastya noticed that the Idol's toenail was broken and stopped the event. Agasthya Rishi was upset and did a penance for Lord Siva to know the reason. Lord Siva explained to him that this place suits for Saiva Kshetra and that is why he was not able to install the Idol.
Lord Siva self-manifested here as an Ardhanareswara on request of Sage Agastya. Ardhanareswara was praised here as Sri Uma Maheswara Swamy. Another version of the story is, there lived a Lord Siva's by name Chitteppa. For whom Lord appeared in the form of a Tiger, knowing this, he started shouting as 'Neganti ni Shiva nu Neganti ni' which means I saw Siva I saw
Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple Crow's Story The story behind not finding crows at yaganti, Once it happened that Sage Agastya while meditating for Lord Siva was very much disturbed by the demon Kakasura sounds in the form of the crow. Agastya raged high and cursed Kakasura, by saying that no crows should be seen anywhere near Yaganti. Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple Pushkarini Water comes out of Nandi' mouth, no one knows where the water the is coming from. Water flow continues irrespective of the seasons. This water posses medicinal properties and tastes sweeter.