Thursday, June 24, 2021




god Annapurna asked Lord Shiva concerning his most desired place aside from Kailasa within the Universe created by him, he selected the evermore stunning place snuggled among picturesque nature, the avatar of Sri Chakra,

the holy Srisailam. In such a major location, Shiva-Shakti take the shape of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramaramba to bless all their devotees. As established in Puranas, Srisailam has nice ancient significance. Among the twelve Jyotirlingas, the ordinal is that the Mallikarjuna Swamy Lingam; among the eighteen Omaha Shakti Peethas, the sixth is Sri Bhramaramba Devi temple. Srisailam is that the solely temple wherever 2 such icons exist underneath one temple premise, such is its significance. Srisailam has several different names like Srigiri, Sirigiri, Sri Parvatham and Srinagar.

Location of srisailam

Srisailam is located in the Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is at a distance of 180 Kilometers from Kurnool with coordinates 16.0833 North, 78.8667 East. Srisailam is located amidst dense Nallamala forests with the Krishna River touching all its three dir

Latitude and Longitude

  •  16.0833 North latitude, 
  •  78.8667 East longitude
Elevation (OR) Msl
  • Elevation or mean sea level  of srisailam 434 meter (or) 1442 ft   Above sea level
Climate of  srisailam

Srisailam in Summer (March - June) 
March to june is summer period at srisailam in this season srishailam receive high temparature 
Srisailam in Monsoon (July - September) 
Between June and Sept is that the monsoon season in Srisailam. The region receives moderate to serious downfall once a year and isn't better to tourists attributable to the torrential downpours. the typical annual downfall, however, is concerning 730 metric linear unit. It may be an honest season for budget travellers because the costs drop enormously creating lodging and looking cheap. one among the most effective attractions to witness around this point is that the Srisailam Dam though it's a lot of better to go to the dam on a transparent or a moderately time period. Tourists additionally have to be compelled to bear in mind that the region experiences extreme wetness which will go as high as eighty four. The minimum temperature hovers around 23°C whereas the most stays around 33°C.

Srisailam in Winter (October - February) 
Srisailam experiences winter season that begins in Oct and lasts until February. this can be the most effective time to go to Srisailam because the temperature hovers between 15°C and 28°C and also the climate remains pleasant for exploring Srisailam. It is, therefore, the height season for travellers visiting the holy journey of Lord Shiva particularly on the occasion of Mahashivratri if it falls in February (14th day of the Hindu month of Magha). One may also visit the Srisailam Dam and take a serene Puttu Teppalu (round boat) road within the evening when visiting the Jyotirlinga.

  • Oct to March
Local language
  •  Telugu
Mobile Net work availability at srisailam

  • Bsnl
  • Airtel
  • Jio
  • Idea
  • Vodafone 

srisailam IS FAMOUS FOR

Srisailam is most famous for Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple which is present at on the Nallamala Hills. It is dedicated to the God of destruction, Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu religion, there are 12 Jyotirlinga temples present, and Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is one of them.

Srisailam Temple Information

Srisailam Temple conjointly called Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple is located within the Kurnool district of state. The temple is on the highest of the Nallamala hills, on the banks of stream Krishna. The symbol of the presiding supernatural being Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy is one among the twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Srisailam Temple – Facts
  • Deity Lord Mallikarjuna (Lord Shiva)
  • Location Kurnool, state
  • Significance Jyotirlinga
  • Tours Srisailam Tour
  • Darshan Timings 4:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Entry Fee Free
  • Poojas Rudra Homam
  • Best Time to Visit October to March
  • Festivals Shravan,        Shivratri
  • Jyotirlingas in South India Srisailam Temple, Rameswaram Temple
The known hill is additionally common as Siridhan, Srigiri, Sirigiri, Sri Parvatha yet as Srinagar. it's conjointly one among the foremost vital Shaivite journeying sites in Bharat. There square measure 2 separate temple complexes gift within – one is in dedication to Lord Mallikarjuna whereas the opposite one is for god Bhramarambha.

The temple opens at 4:30 AM and closes at 10:00 PM. The temple conjointly performs numerous rituals throughout now. The devotees is a district of those rituals, like the morning, afternoon, and evening poojas.

The timings square measure as follows:

  • Daily Darshan         4:30 AM 10:00 PM
  • Morning Darshan 6:00 AM 3:30 PM
  • Evening Darshan 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
The aarti timings are:

  • Suprabhatha Darshan                5:00 AM
  • Maha Mangala Aarti (Morning) 5:30 AM
  • Maha Mangala Aarti (Evening) 5:00 PM
Darshan at srisailam   no entry fee
sheegra darshan              Rs   150
athi seegra darshan        Rs    500

 pratiksha sevas in srisailam 
  • Abhishekam in Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy vaari Garbhalayam

  • Vrudha Mallikarjuna Swamy Vari Abhishekam

  • Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam

  • Laksha Bilvarchana

  • Kumkuma Pooja(Sri Chakram)

  • Kumkuma Pooja(Ashirvachanam Mandapam)

  • Laksha Kumkumarchana

  • Rudra Homam

  • Kalyanotsavam

  • Chandi Homam

  • Valli Devasena Sametha Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Kalyanam

  • Ekantha seva 
  • Ganapathi homam
paroksha sevas in srisailam

  • Ganapathi homam 
  • Rudra homam
  • mruthyunjaya homam 
  • kumkumarchana
  • Rudrabhishekam
  • Kalyanam
  • chandi homam
  • Vedha sir vachanam
  • Leela kalyanostham
  •  Ekantha seva
Do’s in Srisaila Devasthanam:

  • -Maintain quietness, within the Sanctum
  • -Chant Panchakshari Mantra Om Namah Shivaya within the queue
  • -Keep your centre of attention on Lord Shiva and Parvathi Hindu deity to realize peace of mind within the temple
  • -Leave your footwear outside temple
  • -Dispose off wastes within the recycle bins provided
  • -Vehicles should be position at selected parking areas solely
  • -Deposit your offerings solely within the Hundi
  • -Keep Vibhuti on forehead
  • -Follow the procedures of the temple and expect your flip for the Darshanam of the God and immortal

Don’ts in Srisaila Devasthanam:

  • -Don’t Wear footwear, hats, sunglasses, caps and turbans within the temple
  • -Taking photos and videos within the temple is prohibited
  • -Don’t bring physical science and gadgets within the temple
  • -Don’t waste Prasadam given by Devasthanam
  • -Smoking / Alcohol / medicine square measure utterly prohibited in Srisailam
  • -Don't eat non-vegetarian food in Srisailam
  • -Do not approach touts for any services of Devasthanam like Darshanam, Prasadam and Accommodation
  • -Do not encourage beggars at Srisailam
  • -Don’t spit or produce nuisance within the premises of the temple
  • -Don’t throw any plastic baggage or waste at aspect of roads whereas movement in forest of Srisailam
  • -Don’t feed monkeys in forest

 According Hindu mythology

Narasimha Swamy in Satya Yuga, Sri avatar aboard mythical being Devi in Treta Yuga, all 5 Pandavas in Dwapara Yugam, many Yogis, Rishis, Munis, preachers, non secular academics, Kings, poets and devotees in Kalyug have visited Srisailam and attained the blessings of Sri Bramarambika Devi and Mallikarjuna Swamy.

Mallikarjuna Swamy:

Once upon a time, Silada Maharshi, the son of Soma Muni performed AN intense Tapasya within the name of Lord Shiva. happy with the Tapasya performed by Silada Maharshi, Lord Bhola Shankara granted him his would like of 'sons WHO would transfer worshiping Lord Shiva. Silada Maharshi named his sons as Nandi-Parvat. because the granted would like goes, Nandi-Parvat learnt all the information concerning Lord Shiva and have become nice devotees of the Lord. together with his father's permission, Parvat performs a Tapasya and happy together with his devotion, Lord Shiva asks him what his would like was. To which, Parvat says: "Just however all holy things reside in Kailasa, i might wish to be an analogous mountain crammed with gods WHO reside together family, holy nine rivers, water bodies, many peaks, animals, birds, all eight Bhairavas, munis and rishis, fruit-bearing and healthful plants and trees. whereas I take the shape of a Mountain, you shall reside atop American state on the very best peak within the type of a primary Jyotirlinga." To that Lord Shiva aforesaid, "You were the sole buff to possess asked for such a beautiful wish! You shall currently reside as a mountain that shall be called Sri Parvatham, Srinagar, Srisailam, Shrigiri. My devotees shall walk across you whereas reciting their prayers and you shall mark your house in history." this can be however Lord Shiva took the shape of Jyotirlinga in Srisailam.

Sri Bhramaramba Devi:

Skanda Puranam and Srisaila Khandam superbly describe the origin and divine type of Annapurna Devi that is understood as Bhramaramba Devi. Once upon a time, a Rakshas known as Arunasur performed AN Upasana within the name of Gayatri Devi. He wanted for immortality to that Gayatri Devi aforesaid she wouldn't be able to grant such a would like and solely Lord Brahma would be able to make love. Taking the recommendation, Arunasura started his intense Tapasya to please Lord Brahma by reciting 'Om Brahmadevaya Namaha'. His prayers reached all the worlds and also the troubled gods met with Lord Brahma and requested him to try and do one thing concerning it. Lord Brahma seems before Arunasura and asks him what his would like was. Upon hearing concerning immortality, Lord Brahma says that such a would like is against the principles of the universe and asks him to request another would like instead. Arunasura once deep thought says he shall ne'er face death attributable to two legged  or four legged  living beings. Brahma grants his would like. Arunasura WHO thought-about himself immortal and unbeatable income to bother folks and does not spare the gods too. The gods WHO were uninterested together with his antics share their considerations with Lord Shiva and god Annapurna. Parvathi Devi takes the incarnation of k bees(Bhramara) and kills the cruel Arunasura. The happy gods request the god to require the shape of Bhramaramba in her favorite place in order that they'll worship her for eternity. Annapurna Devi chooses Srisailam to reside as Bhramaramba Devi as Srisailam is additionally pricey to Lord Shiva. Since then, Bhramaramba Devi resides here to bless all her devotees.

History of srisailam

 Srisailam has nice ancient significance. With nice significance since several eras, Srisailam wherever Sri Bramarambika Devi-Mallikarjuna Swamy reside has been a go to place for millions of devotees over thousands of years. History is usually told through books or through stories of varied dynasties. If one appearance at sept prevalence, one would realize inscriptional proof from South India's 1st folk, the Satavahanas at Srisailam. Satakarni WHO was the third of the Satavahana kings was conjointly an obsessive follower of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and was fashionable for naming himself as Mallanna.

There is a mention of Srisailam in ancient scriptures happiness to the third century C.E. Satakarni in scriptures describing lands below his rule mentioned Srisailam as Chakor Shetgiri. Post the Satavahanas, the Ikshvaku folk dominated Andhra. though these rulers no a lot of exist to inform the story, it's truthful to mention that they thought-about Srisailam as a holy destination. within the sixth century C.E, Kadamba king Mayura Sharma addressed  Srisailam as Sri Parvatham. a form referred to as Bruhaddhana with the assistance of Kadamba won over then rulers, the Pallava folk to overcome and rule over the land. They unified Sri Parvatham at the side of the land they won over. within the folk of Badami Chalukyas, the ruler Pulakeshin made several temples and legendary to be the king of temples. He was legendary to be the primary Hindustani to own performed Shiva Deeksha.

During 735-755 C.E, Dantidurga, the ruler of the Rashtrakuta Empire dominated the lands in and around Sri Parvatham. throughout 980-1058 C.E, Kalyana Chalukyaraju, Trayalokamalya Deva established a gopuram on Garbhalayam. His grandchild throughout 1069 C.E given a village to Srisailam for Satrams and Dharamshala. By the tip of the eleventh century, Srisailam has earned  the name of Dhegiha Shiva temple and a temple that's home to Vedas. Rulers of the Hoysala folk collected Crystal Shiva Lingams from Patalganga close to the avatar watercourse in Srisailam and made varied temples victimisation them. Maharashtrians since then are business Srisailam as Southern Kashi. Prataparudra WHO hails from the Kakatiya folk aboard his married woman visited Srisailam, performed Tulabhara Seva and earned  the blessings of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramaramba. Reddy Rulers of the thirteenth century compete a very important role in developing Srisailam. the good follower of Lord Shiva, Prolaya Vema Reddy dominated over Srisailam, given a village referred to as Ramatheertham and helped uplift the event of Srisailam. His son, Anavema Reddy set steps for devotees WHO come back from Telangana. He made a hall referred to as Veerasiro Mandapam as associate ancestral memory. it's aforementioned that nice devotees throughout that point wont to provide their body components as their approach of showing their devotion. In 1405 C.E Katyavema Reddy set steps to Srisailam and Pedakomati Vema Reddy set steps to Patalganga. within the fourteenth century C.E, Vijayanagara folk dominated Andhra Pradesh. Among its rulers, Virupaksha, Saalupa Parvatayya, given several villages to Srisailam. The married woman to Harihara

II, Vitalamba set steps that result in Patalganga. On the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri, Harihara II directed the development of the most hall of the most temple.Above 3 area unit of history. Sri Krishnadevaraya thought-about Srisailam as separate Kingdom and appointed his loyal minister Chandrasekhara as Administrator of Srisailam. Chandrasekhara created Mandapas on the name of Sri Krishnadevaraya and his uncle Dhemarasu. History say that the gopuras within the southern, japanese and western sides of the temple were made by Sri Krishnadevaraya. The icon of geographical area, Sri Chatrapati Shivaji WHO was an acquaintance of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramarambika Hindu deity ordered the development of Northern Gopuram. throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, within the temple of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramarambika Hindu deity, several chenchus graced the temple grounds and were a part of several rituals and prayers. it's believed by locals that way back once Mallikarjuna Swamy was searching within the forest, a neighborhood lady fell smitten with the god and was later married to the god in presence of the locals. Ever since Mallikarjuna Swamy WHO resides in Srisailam Kshetram is taken into account as their in-law by the locals and thence referred to as Chenchu Mallanna and Chenchu Mallayya.

Top five Places to go to in Srisailam

Srisailam may be a little city of Andhra Pradesh that is found in its Kurnool district. With a population of a touch over ten,000, Srisailam may be a peaceful place that boasts of its spiritual heritage and traditions. Like alternative cities of Andhra Pradesh, Srisailam is additionally wealthy in history. it's well connected through road and air. Rajiv Gandhi International airfield of Hyderabad is that the nighest airfield to Srisailam. In fact, regular buses head towards Srisailam. If you're designing a visit to Srisailam, here area unit the highest five places you need to see there.

Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Srisailam is most celebrated for Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple that is gift at on the Nallamala Hills. it's dedicated to the God of destruction, Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu faith, there area unit twelve Jyotrilinga temples gift, and Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is one in all them. there's a symbol within the temple that is encircled by 3 massive cobras. throughout the competition of Mahashivratri, it sees an oversized range of devotees creating their method towards the temple. It exhibits the Dravidian sort of design and is sprawly across an oversized space.

Srisailam Dam

One of the most important dams gift in South India, Srisailam Dam is constructed over Krishna watercourse. It lies within the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh moreover as Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. Among all the electricity stations that exist within the country, Srisailam Dam is that the second largest in terms of capability. Tourists area unit allowed to go to the dam and that they will even sit within the boats and row across Krishna watercourse. The dam is maintained well by the authority, and that they care regarding the protection of the tourists. it's a must-visit place for all those that wish to understand a lot of regarding the technological advancement of our nation.

Nagarjunsagar—Srisailam Tiger Reserve

Famous for being India’s largest tiger reserve, Nagarjunsagar—Srisailam Tiger reserve is sprawly across five districts, and 2 states (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana). This tiger reserve is close amidst the Nallamala Hills with valleys and beautiful creating up for an attractive read. it's a balance mixture of flora and fauna with the presence of silkplants, teak and axlewood trees and animals like Panthera tigris, elephants, leopards, sloth bears, chinkaras and cobras. Jungle campaign is accessible for the tourists, and you may relish some time within the reserve.

Patala Ganga

The backwaters of Krishna watercourse produce Patala Ganga, a non secular watercourse wherever devotees return to clean away their sins and gain the blessings of the God. it's additionally believed that Patala Ganga is packed with healing properties and helps to cure skin-related problems. it's settled close to the Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple. Lush inexperienced hills surround Patala Ganga and type a serene atmosphere. Patala Ganga is engulfed by spirituality and other people pay time praying here. tramway automobile ride is accessible here, and you'll be able to travel in it to urge a read of the gorgeous watercourse and wide stretches of hills and verdure.

Akkamahadevi Caves

You can reach to Akkamahadevi caves by yachting through the Krishna watercourse. throughout the boat ride, you may encounter several stunning views of the forests and hills around. Caves have invariably given a way of mystery, and Akkamahadevi caves aren't any totally different. These caves area unit dingy and unlit however structure for an ideal journey, as you'll be able to encounter some balmy here moreover. Akkamahadevi caves have a shivlingam put in, thus it additionally attracts an oversized range of devotees. you've got to be acceptable complete the trek within the caves, and it will prove to be a awfully unforgettable a part of your trip to Srisailam.

Srisailam may be a stunning city with its own history. The spiritual significance of this city is well-known. however it's additionally got heaps to supply in terms of journey and exploration. Exploring the south of India may be Associate in Nursing enlightening expertise, as they need preserved the Indian history and heritage in a very commendable method. Srisailam may be a stunning city and it need to be explored altogether its ancient glory.

 12 .jyotirlingas in india

1. SomnathPrabhasapattan, near Veraval, Sourashtra, Gujarat
2. MallikarjunShrishailm, Andhra Pradesh
3. MahankalUjjain, Madhya Pradesh
4. Omkar / AmaleshwarOmkar, Mandhata, Madhya Pradesh
5. KedarnathHimalayas
6. BhimashankarDakini region, Taluka Khed, District Pune, Maharashtra
7. VishveshwarVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh
8. TryambakeshwarNear Nashik, Maharashtra
9. Vaidyanath (Vaijanath) Parli, District Beed, Maharashtra
10. Nagesh (Nagnath) Darukavan, Oundh, District Hingoli, Maharashtra
11. RameshwaramSetubandh, near Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu
12. Ghrushneshwar (Ghrushnesh)Verul, District Aurangabad, Maharashtra
How to reach 
Srisailam by flight

There is no flight property as of currently to Srisailam. the closest field is in Hyderabad, i.e. the Rajiv Gandhi International field.

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad - 151 kms from Srisailam
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Srisailam by road

Regular bus services ply to and fro town of Srisailam. They operate a day after day, whether or not day or night, from places like Nellore, Vishakhapatnam etc. you'll additionally take shared taxis or cabs for identical 
Srisailam by train

There is no direct rail property to Srisailam. the closest railroad terminal is in Cumbum district, that is a few sixty klick. removed from Srisailam. you'll get a daily traveler furthermore as categorical trains from Cumbum for Srisailam. 

Local transport in Srisailam
For the character lovers, Srisailam leaves associate degree Brobdingnagian pleasure as you'll travel through deep forests. Buses and cabs ar accessible. However, you'll easily travel on foot.

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