Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Templealso known as Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple or Srisailam Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the temple situated on the bank of Krishna River at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh. Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and also one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas of Parvati.
Mallikarjuna which means “Lord of Jasmine” and the shrine of Parvati is called Bhramaramba, which means “Bee Goddess”. The temple is believed to be very ancient and has been visited by many saints and rulers. It is also a sacred place for both Shaivism and Shaktism sects of Hinduism. The temple premises covers many shrines, halls and towers in total area of two hectares.
The temple is famous for its festivals, especially Maha Shivaratri, which attracts millions of devotees every year Srisailam is a hill town also known as the Nallamala forest ranges with multifarious flora and fauna in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and this place is identified with a wildlife sanctuary. temple is located at a height of 457m from sea level.
Hill climbing, Trekking, and forest exploration are additional activities available in the nallamala forest range that surrounds Srisailam. There are some other tourist attractions in Mallikarjuna that you can visit.
- Srisailam Dam
- Shikaresvara Temple
- Akkamahadevi Caves
- Srisailam Tiger Reserve
- Sakshi Ganapathi Temple
How to reach Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple
Airport: The nearest airport is in Hyderabad, around 250 km away from the temple. (Take bus / taxi from there).
Train: The nearest railway station is in Cumbum or Tarlupadu, which is around 60 / 80 km away from the temple. (Take bus / taxi from there).
Bus: Srisailam is well-connected to major cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. You can take direct buses from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, and Nandyal, Cumbum or Tarlupadu.