Sikharam is a holy spot and the highest peak of Srisailam located at a height of 2830 feet above the mean sea level and at about 8 km from the main temple. A famous verse from the Skanda Purana reads: “Srisaila Sikharam Drustva Punarjanma Na Vidyathe”; which means, “a mere glance of this Sikharam frees the human soul from re-birth”. There is a temple in ancient stone structure dedicated to Sri Veera Shikara Swamy, also known as Sikhareswara Swamy. In the year 1398 AD, Reddi Kings constructed a flight of steps to this temple and also a Pushkarini (Water Tank) at this place. This spot gives a magnificent view of the entire Srisailam Temple including the River Krishna.
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