Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Yaganti Caves





Yaganti is located in the Kurnool District in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Yaganti caves are found in close proximity to the famous Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple and it consists of three main parts –


  • Agastya Cave
  • Venkateswara Cave
  • Veera Brahmam cave






a.   Agastya Cave


This is the cave where Agastya performed his penance for Lord Shiva. One can enter the cave by climbing 120 steep steps. An idol to Devi is installed and may be worshipped here.





b.    Venkateswara Cave


The damaged idol of Lord Venkateswara is present in this cave. Compared to Agastya cave it is easy to climb though the steps are steep. According to the story this idol was present in this cave before the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple was constructed. But as the idol is damaged near the foot, it could not be worshipped. Veera Brahmam tells us in his Kala Gynanam that this place can stand as an alternative to Tirupati. This temple has very beautiful scenic locations nearby.






c.   Veera Brahmam Cave


This is the cave where Saint Sree Potuluri Veera Brahmendra swamy wrote some of his Kala Gnaanam (prophecy). The height of the cave is less and one needs to bend half over to enter it.