Sri Jagajjanani Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool
Located at Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, Sri Jagajjanani Temple is 2nd temple of its kind dedicated to the Mother of the world including all Gods and Goddesses. The first temple dedicated to Sri Jagajjanani is situated in Himalayas near Lake ManasaSarovaram. The temple was built by Mr. Siva Naga Pullaiah garu with the help of his friends and Nandyal villagers.
According to the legends, Sri Jagajjanani Matha decided to start the life on earth and incarnated herself in Himalayas near ManasaSarovaram Lake. It is believed that the Goddess incarnated herself in Nandyal after Himalayas. The present temple in Nandyal was built by Mr. Siva Naga Pullaiah garu with the help of his friends and villagers.
The gopuram of this temple consist of all the forms of Gods and Goddesses and thus making it rare and sacred in itself. The idol of Sri Jagajjanani situated in the temple is one of the rarest idols in the world. The idol consists of 8 hands and 5 faced Shiva in her Stomach, 4 faced Brahma in her left 3rd hand and Sri Maha Vishnu at her Feet. On the right hand side, she holds Moon in 1st hand, Earth in 2nd hand, Sun, Lakshmi Devi in 3rd hand, 3rd ...View more
ye, The Trisulam in the 4th hand. Brahma came from the stomach navel in thread of Lotus of Vishnu. And also she is sitting on her vehicle lion, under a Big Snake which contains 17 heads as an Umbrella.
Timings : 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM and from 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM (Everyday)
Not Allowed: The Children below and equal to 15 years of age are not allowed into Inner Room (Garbalayamu) of the Sri Jagajjanani Temple.
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts. Trendy outfits is strictly restricted inside the temple premises
The traditions and customs followed in Kurnool are same as in the other regions of Andhra Pradesh. The traditions and philosophies of the three major religions here, i,e. Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, are a unique blend that has some elements of medieval Buddhism. Telugu is an ancient language and has a rich history of literature. Some of the most famous works have been written by Nannaya, Tikkana, Yerrapragada, Srinatha, Pothana, Molla, and Tarikonda Venkamamba. Telugu is famously known to be a musical language. Annamacharya and Tyagaraja, two famous composers of Carnatic music, composed most of their music using Telugu.
Sri Jagajjanani Devasthanam, Sri Durga Friends Unit, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh 518501
Nearest bus station is situated at Nandyal itself. APSRTC runs buses from all over Andhra Pradesh to reach here. If one is coming from other states, one needs to reach Kurnool first and from there Nandyal is nearly 80 Km by bus. From Nandyal bus station, temple is about 5 Km long.
Nearest railway station is located at Nandyal itself. There are no direct superfast or express trains to get here. There are 2 passenger trains from Secunderabad and Kachiguda stations daily, by which one can reach here.
Hyderabad International Airport is the nearest airport and is located at a distance of around 300 Km from Nandyal. One can take a bus or train from Hyderabad to Nandyal and from Nandyal bus station temple is about 5 Km long.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:00 AM. Thereafter, daily pooja's to be performed to goddess Durga. Pournami Poojas, Rahu Kala Poojas and Amavasya are performed on regular basis in the temple. These poojas are performed here every day as per the schedule. There is a belief among devotees that if someone starts a pooja on a particular day, he should perform the same pooja on same day for 21 weeks.