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Mahanandi Temple is situated in Mahanandi village some 21 kms from

Nandyal, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. It is a punya kshetra and punya

tirtha. Mahanandi temple timings are mentioned for information.


India is a holy land of Rishi Munis who have sacrificed their personal needs and

led their life in service of God. They have chosen and sanctified few areas

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around the country called Kshetras (holy places of worship) and Tirthas(holy

places with soul purifying water bodies) for the common man. While most

temple towns are either Kshetras or Tirthas, Mahanandi temple is both. The

temple is a Punya or holy Kshetra where Lord Shiva and his vehicle Nandi are

revered. The temple also a Tirtha sthala or a holy water body; taking a dip in

the water of the temple pool absolves you from all the sins you have

committed in this birth.

There are eight other Nandi shrines present in and around the Nallamala Hills.

They are

1. Prathama Nandi, close to Nandyal railway station

2. Naga Nandi, situated inside Nandyal Anjaneya temple;

3. Soma Nandi, in the town of Atmakur;

4. Surya Nandi, situated about six miles away from Mahanandi;

5. Vinayaka Nandi, located in the north-western part of Mahanandi


6. Krishna Nandi, also called Vishnu Nandi situated about 2 miles from

Mahanandi temple;

7. Shiva Nandi, located 13 kms off Nandyal town and finally

8. Garuda Nandi, this Nandi is in the western premises of Mahanandi



The main Gopuram is built in Badami Chalukyan style and the other structures

are done in Vijayanagara style.

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The Mahanandi temple is open on all days from 5:30 am to 9:00pm.on all the

days in a year.


Mahanandi Temple timings and darshan timings are the same every day. Plan

your trip according to the Mahanandi Temple timings/ Pooja details mentioned


1. Early morning 4.30 am to 5.00 a.m. Suprabhatha seva

2. Between 5.00 .m to 5.30 am. Sthanika Abhishekam, Bindhe seva is


3. Astavidha Maha Mangala Harathi is performed between 5.30 am to

6.30 am

4. Sarva Darshan Seva is performed many times a day. It includes

Seeghra Darshan, Sparsha Darshan (devotees can touch the deity),

Rudrabhishekam for couples, Ksheera Abhishekam for couples,

Mahadhaaseervachana Darshanam

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The first Sarva Darshan of the day is between 6.30 am to 8.00 am

The time for Nijaroopa darshan in the morning is 8.00 am to 9.00 am

After 9.00 until 11.00 am Sarva Darshan is conducted again

Perform Nitya kalyana seva at 11.00 am

Between 11.00 am to 12.00 pm be showered with Gods Graces with

Nijaroopa Darshan

12 noon to 12.30 pm is the time for Sarva Darshan that includes

Seghra darshan, Sparsha Darshan, Rudrabhisekam, Ksherabhisekam

and Mahadhaservachana Darshanam

Maha Nivedana or food offerings is made to the Lord from 12.30 pm to


Temple is closed for a break between 1.00 to 2.00 pm

Sarva Darshan is open again between 2.00 5.30p.m.

Take part in Astavidha Maha Mangala Harathi between 5.30 to 6.30pm

Again from 6.30pm to 7.00 pm Sarva Darshan can be offered to Lord


Third Nijaroopa darshan of the day is between 7.00 pm to 8 pm

The final Sarva Darshan seva of the day is conducted between 8.00pm

to 9.00 pm

Ekantha Seva between 9.00 pm 9.30 pm is the last ritual at this

ancient temple of Lord Shiva.


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The cost of various Darshan/Sevas mentioned under Mahanandi Temple timings

is detailed in a tabular form.

S.No Type of Seva / Darshan Cost

1 Suprabhatha Seva Rs.100/-

2 Astavidha Maha Mangala Harathi Rs.100/-

3. Seeghra Darshan Rs.20/-

4. Sparsha Darshan Rs.100/-

5. Rudrabhishekam for couples Rs.1000/-

6. Ksheraabhisekam for couples Rs.200/-

7 Mahadhaaservachana Darshanam Rs.351/-

8 Nijaroopa Darshanam Rs.50/-

9 Nithya Kalyana Seva Rs.1116/

10 Ekantha Seva Rs.50/-

Visit Mahanandi temple and be blessed by the merciful and benevolent Lord


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