Agastya Pushkarini


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Distance (From Yaganti Bus Stand): 0.4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: North Side Of Uma Maheshwara Temple Sanctum

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 400 meters from Yaganti Bus Stand, Agastya Pushkarini is a small pond situated towards northern side of the sanctum of Uma Maheshwara Temple.

The water is accumulated in Agastya Pushkarini from the surrounding hills before it flows into the main temple Pushkarini. The water source is originated at a place called Mucherla which is about 15 kms from Yagati. The water flows through the hills of Yerramala and reach the Pushkarini here. Sage Agastya wanted to check the source of water and he mixed turmeric and saffron powder at Mucherla and identified that the same water flows into the stream here in Yaganti, this the pond is named after sage Agastya.

The water in the pond are considered sacred and pilgrims should not keep the feet in the pond. There is a small stone mandapa with a gopura at the pond which has nice carvings on the pillars.