Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple in Andhra Pradesh - One of 12 Jyotirlingas in India

Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple is located on the top of Nallamalai Hills in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, India. This ancient and sacred temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped as Lord Mallikarjuna. 

Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple in Andhra Pradesh

The linga worshipped at Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple is believed to be a Swayambhulinga or self-emanated Linga and considered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. His consort, Bharamaramba (Bhrama means honeybee), is regarded as one of the 18 Sakthi Peethas. The unique feature of this temple is the combination of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one location, which is very uncommon.

Mallikarjuna Temple of Srisailam is one of the finest examples of Vijayanagar architecture, with tall towers and widespread courtyards. Guru Adi Shankaracharya is said to have worshipped Mallikarjuna Swamy of Srisailam.

Shivalinga at Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple Andhra Pradesh

Important Shrines in Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple

Vrudhamallikarjuna Swamy - This lingam is said to be oldest than the main Mallikarjuna Swamy lingam. No Nandi (the celestial bull) is seen in front of it.

Ardhanareeswar Temple - This idol is seen in northern side of the main temple.

Panchapandava Lingas - These five temples are installed by Pandavas and are situated next to Arthanareseswara Temple.

Mallika Gundam - This is a water point, which according to mythology, was part of Saraswathi River. This water source is said to have medicinal properties.

Veerabhadra Swamy Temple - This north faced idol in the temple is the guard of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy.

Nityakalyana Mandapam - Located in the south-west side of temple, this hall is the spot where daily Kalyanam (Marriage) of the Mallikarjuna Swamy and Goddess Bramaramkika is performed in the evening times.

Sri Rama and Sita Devi’s Sahasralingams - Sahasra means thousand and Sahasralinga means 1000 lingas carved in one linga. Sanctified by Lord Rama and Sita, these are added attractions of the temple.

How to Reach Srisailam Temple

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, also known as Hyderabad International Airport, located 195 km from Srisailam is the nearest international airport.

Markapur Railway Station (62 km), Vinukonda Railway Station (120 km) and Kurnool Railway Station (190 km) on the Guntur – Hubli railway line are the nearest railway stations to reach Srisailam  Mallikarjuna Temple.

Srisailam is well connected by roads from all major cities like Hyderabad, Vijayawada (230 km) and Kurnool, (175 km). Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates daily bus services connecting Srisailam with other major towns and cities.


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    The information simply superb. in order to know the temple deeply,it is better to put their monthly magazine published by individual temples. and also respective suprabhatams.
    Thank you


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