Srisailam, the abode of Siva and Sakthi, is located in a beautiful surrounding of Nallamalai Hills on the right side of Krishna River, in Srisailam, Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Srisailam Temple presiding Deities are Mallikarjuna Swamy (Shiva) and Bhramaramba Devi(Parvati Devi). Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is regarded as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and Bhramaramba Devi is revered as one of the eighteen Mahasakthis. Both are believed to be self-manifested deities. The existence of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one Temple complex is a very rare feature and that is the uniqueness of this temple.
Krishna River flows through a deep narrow valley, having a width of about 100 meters and at about 1000 meters below the hilltop. The Krishna River flows in the valley covering a distance of 70 Km to the upper part of Srisailam and a distance of 80 Km to the down, till it reaches Nagarjunasagar. It is awe-inspiring to watch the narrow flow of the river through the deep valley, which looks very attractive near Srisailam, and it is called Pathalaganga. Here, the river takes two repeated bends within a short distance and in each bend, it makes a large stretch of high Plateau. We have Srisailam on its right side, and on the left side, there are remains of the ruined Chandragupta Nagara, which was mentioned in the Skanda Purana as well as in some famous writings of the 12th to 16th centuries.
According to Hindu mythology, this temple is recognized as ‘the Kailasa on the earth’ and is named as ILA – KAILASAM. Besides its mythological importance, Srisailam also has its historical significance. Beginning from the rule of Satavahanas, the earliest rulers of Andhradesa, the surrounding region of Srisailam was a prominent religious centre and it still continued to be so. There are several interesting inscriptions available at Srisailam, which belong to 12th century A.D and later. Nevertheless, the inscriptions found in various parts of the Deccan and Andhra Pradesh regarding various early historical places confirm its historical significance commencing from the first century A.D.
The Vijayanagara Empire and Chhatrapati Shivaji also improved the shrine and temple (building the gopuram in 1667 AD) respectively. Worship stopped here during the Mughal era, but resumed during British rule. However, it was not until after independence that this temple regained its importance.
Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 4.30 AM to 3.30 PM
Evening: 4.30 PM to 10.00 PM
Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple Monday Timings:
The below-mentioned timings are applicable only on Mondays in Srisailam Temple.
Suprabhatam – 4.00 AM
Harathi – 5.00 AM
Abhishekam – 5.30 AM
Darshnam – 5.30 AM
Srisailam Temple Daily Pooja, Sevas, Darshan Details:
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Mangalavadyams.
5:00 AM to 5:15 AM Suprabhatam.
5:15 AM to 6:30 AM Pratahkalapuja, Gopuja and Maha Mangala Harathi.
6.:30 AM to 1:00 PM Darshanam, Abhishekam and Archana’s by the devotees.
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Alankara Darshanam.
4:30 PM to 4:50 PM Mangalavadyams.
4:50 PM to 5:20 PM Pradoshakalapuja.
5:20 PM to 6:00 PM Susandhyam and Maha Mangala Harathi.
5:50 PM to 6:20 PM Rajopachara puja (Parakulu) to Bhramaramba Devi.
6:20 PM to 9:00 PM Darshanam, Abhishekam and Archana’s.
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Dharma Darshanam.
9:30 PM to 10:00 PM Ekantha Seva.
10:00 PM Closure of the temple.
Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple Darshan Types and Timings:
- Suprabhatha Darshanam at 5:00 AM
- Maha Mangala Harathi at 5:50 AM
- Athiseegra Darshanam between 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
- Special Queue Line Darshanam between 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
- Free Darshanam in general Queue between 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 pm.
- Maha Mangala Harathi (Evening) at 5:00 PM
- Quick Darshanam between 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Monthly Festivals celebrated at Srisailam:
Mahasivaratri, Arudra Nakshtram, Pournami, Moola Nakshatram, Sravana Nakshatram, Suddha Chavithi Pooja, Bahula Chavithi Pooja, Kruthika Nakshatram.
Mallikarjuna Temple Srisailam Distance:
Srisailam is 370 km from Tirupati via kadapa.
Srisailam is 213 km from Hyderabad via Kalwakurthy.
Srisailam is 263 km from Vijayawada via Kalwakurthy.
Srisailam is 213 km from Visakhapatnam via Rajahmundry – Eluru – Guntur.
Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Address:
Sri Brahmaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple,
Andhra Pradesh – 518101.
Phone: 085242 88881