Siva Mallikarjuna Temple

Address : Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh 528101

District : Nandyal

Phone : 83339 01351

Completed : 1234 AD

Deity : Shiva , Parvati

Famous For : Maha Shivratri

Overview:

Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple (IAST: Mallikārjuna) or Srisailam Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deities Shiva and Parvati, located at Srisailam in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is significant to the Hindu sects of both Shaivism and Shaktism as this temple is referred to as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva and as one of the eighteen Shakti Pithas, centres of the Hindu Goddess.[1] Shiva is worshiped as Mallikarjuna, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Bhramaramba.
When Shiva and Parvati decided to find suitable brides for their sons. Shiva got Buddhi (intellect) and Siddhi (spiritual power) married to Ganesha. Kartikeya on his return was enraged and went away to stay alone on Mount Krauncha in Palani in the name of Kumara brahmachari. On seeing his father coming over to pacify him, he tried to move to another place, but on the request of the Devas, stayed close by. The place where Shiva and Parvati stayed came to be known as Srisailam. As per Hindu legend, the presiding deity in the form of Linga (an iconic form of Shiva) was worshipped with jasmine (locally called in Telugu as Mallika), leading to the name of presiding deity as Mallikarjuna. Mahashivaratri is the main festival celebrated at Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy temple.

Timing : 6.0 Am to 3.30 Pm - 6:00 Pm to 10:00 Pm
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