is one of the ancient pilgrim centres in the country located in Kurnool
district in Andhra Pradesh. Shiva and Parvathi are main deities in this temple and are
known as Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba
Devi. Pilgrims come from all
over the country to worship Lord
Shiva here. The temple is
situated in the Nallamala forest range at 1500 feet above sea level and is known for its
scenic beauty and tranquil atmosphere.
Srisailam is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in the country and is the only
jyotirlinga in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The presence of Bhramaramba Devi makes Srisailam
one of the 18 shakti peethaas in the country. The running streams of river Krishnaveni
give a grandeur look to the place and nourish the greenery in the Nallamala range.
The temple has great historical
importance in addition to the spiritual. The great sage Vyasa, who wrote Maha Bharata, classified the Veda into four, compiled 18 puranas. Skandhapurana
is one of these puranas. In Srisailakhanda of Sanatkumara Samhita of Skandhapurana, Vyasa
described about the greatness of this holy temple. It is mentioned in Skandhapurana
that lord Shiva narrated the greatness of Srisailam in
detail to goddess Parvati.
Lord Rama, after killing Ravana, circumbulated (made Pradakshina) Srisailam
to get liberated from the Brahmahatya dosha, attributed to him owing to
the killing of Ravana.
Daksha performed Yagna here at Sangameshwara Teertha.
Srisailakhanda says, this mountain was earlier known as Mantharaparvata. Later, a woman
called Vasumathi, performed a penance on this mountain for Lord
Brahma. The lord, who was happy with her penance, gave her boon and after that
she came to be known as Sri Devata. Only after this, the mountain is
known as Srisaila.
Temples to visit at Srisailam
Vridha Mallikarjuna Temple
Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
Mahashivaratri brings a great festive season at the temple. In addition
to the shivaratri day, the whole month is celebrated at the holy mountain.
How to go
There is regular Road Transport Corporation's bus service from Hyderabad, the state
capital. However, all the parts of the state well connected to the temple. Those who can
afford can also hire private four wheelers for reaching the place.
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