Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kasapuram village in Guntakal Revenu Mandal, in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh India. Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy is another name of Lord Hanuman which means one eyed and Nettikallu means stone. The presiding deity of this temple is self-manifested stone statue carved out such a manner that only the right eye is visible. The deity is seen south facing, as if walking towards east and right hand is in abhaya mudra while left hand is seen resting on the hip and simultaneously holding a club.
The Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple was built by as Sri Vyasaraja. During 16th and 17th century Vijayanagar kingdom was ruled by Sri Krishnadevaraya and Sri Vyasaraya was his Rajguru a devotee of Lord Hanuman. Once Sri Vyasaraya detected that the king was afflicted with some perils. To come out with this evil period he assumed himself as the Emperor for four Nazikai (1 hour and 36 minutes) and saved Sri Krishnadevaraya from death. Since then he is known as Sri Vyasaraja and said that he established 732 temples for Lord Hanuman and had seen the Lord in his true form
Once when Sri Vyasaraja was camping near a place called Silpa Giri (now Chippagiri) during his visit near Guntakal, he had a dream to find out the idol of Shri Hanuman. As per the direction given by the divine in his dream he went for the search and found out a heap of mud in the nearby village resembling the same place he had seen in his dream. He planted a dry Neem stick on the top of the heap which surprisingly started sprouting in presence of all. After digging that place the deity of Lord Hanuman was found about ten feet under the ground. The deity was installed at the same place which became famously known as Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swami and that place in the jungle got the name Nettikallu. Later on with passes of time Kasapuram village encircled that area due to which now Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swami Temple is said to be located in Kasapuram.
It is believed from the time of immemorial on this day when Lord came to be known as Kasapuram Anjaneya Swamy the Lord mitigate the sorrows and miseries of devotees praying him sincerely with Trikarana Suddhi. Suffered devotees sleeping in the temple premises are positively blessed and suggested with remedial measures to solve their problems On the West-North corner there is a holy water tank with steps on the all the four sides named Sri Vayu. It is believed that taking bath in this holy water cures many illnesses and purifies soul.
|Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Painting|
|Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy statue|