Srisailam Brahmarambha Mallikarjunaswamy Temple, Srisailam

Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple or Srisailam Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deities Shiva and Parvati, located at Srisailam in Indian kingdom of Andhra Pradesh.Temple entrance it is tremendous to the Hindu sects of each Shaivam and Shaktam as this temple is known as one of the twelve Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva and as one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas of goddess Parvati. Shiva is worshiped as Mallikarjuna, and is represented by way of the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Bhramaramba. It’s far the one of the most effective three temples in India in which both Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth is revered.

The temple complex covers 2 hectares and houses 4 gateway towers known as gopurams. The temple has severa shrines, with those of Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba being the maximum distinguished. The temple complex houses many halls; the most awesome is the Mukha Mandapa constructed throughout the Vijayanagar duration. The temple is situated dealing with East. The middle mandapam has numerous pillars, with a large idol of Nadikeshwara. The temple is enclosed by way of tall walls measuring 183 m (600 feet) with the aid of 152 m (499 feet) and eight.5 m (28 toes) tall. There are a number of sculptures within the precinct each rising above some other. The Mukamandapa, the corridor main to the sanctum, has intricately sculpted pillars. The shrine wherein Mallikarjuna is housed is taken into consideration the oldest inside the temple, dating back to the 7th century. There may be a Sahasra linga (a thousand linga), believed to had been commissioned by means of Rama and five different lingams believed to have been commissioned by using Pandavas. A mirror hall inside the first precinct has photos of Nataraja.

As consistent with Siva Mahapuranam, as soon as Brahma (the Hindu God of advent) and Vishnu (the Hindu God of preservation) had an issue in phrases of supremacy of creation. To test them, Shiva pierced the 3 worlds as a large infinite pillar of light, the jyotirlinga. Vishnu and Brahma cut up their methods to downwards and upwards respectively to locate the cease of the mild in both guidelines. Brahma lied that he discovered out the give up, whilst Vishnu conceded his defeat. Shiva appeared as a 2nd pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he might haven’t any vicinity in ceremonies while Vishnu might be worshipped until the quit of eternity. The jyotirlinga is the perfect partless truth, out of which Shiva in part seems. The jyotirlinga shrines, accordingly are places in which Shiva regarded as a fiery column of mild. At first there were believed to be 64 jyotirlingas even as 12 of them are taken into consideration to be very auspicious and holy.

Every of the twelve jyotirlinga web sites take the name of the presiding deity – each taken into consideration special manifestation of Shiva.At most of these websites, the primary photograph is lingam representing the beginningless and countless Stambha pillar, symbolizing the infinite nature of Shiva.The twelve jyotirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharashtra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar in Maharashtra, Vaidyanath at Deoghar district in Jharkhand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharashtra.

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How to reach

  • By Road: Srisailam is well connected by A.P.S.R.T.C.Buses not only from all corners of the State but also from Bangalore, Chennai etc. The Karnataka Road Transport Corporation is also running buses from various main cities of that state.
  • By Train: Markapur,which is 91 K.M. from Srisailam in Guntur-Hubli, line on South Central Railway.
  • By Air: The nearest Airport is Hyderabad (230 K.M.) from where buses are plying to Srisailam everyday frequently.
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How to reach

  • Nearest airport is Hyderabad
  • Nearest railway station is Markapur
  • Nearest bus stations are Srisailam and Markapuram
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