The ancient Mahanandi Temple is located in Nandyal of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the most sacred temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is renowned for its exotic architecture and the day long celebrations that are held during Maha-Shivaratri. The annual festival held during the months of February and March attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and tourists from around the globe. The temple is believed to have been built some 1,500 years ago. The inscriptions of 10th century tablets state that this temple has gone through repairs on numerous occasions and has even been rebuilt several times.