Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple SriSailam

The Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple located in Srisailam is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

                  The deity presiding in the holy shrine is the God Shiva called Mallikarjuna Mahalinga believed to be a Svayambhulinga or self-emanated Linga and regarded to be one of the 12 Jyotrilingas, known as Dwadasa Jyotrirlingas. Mallikarjuna of Srisailam is second of this kind. Bhramarambikadevi is the consort of Lord is known, as one of the 18 Sakthi-peethas formerly known as Ashtadasa Mahasakthi Pithas, GoddeseeBhramramba is first of the Sakthi-peethas according to Bharathakanda.

                                                                     Visiting Places

Akka mahadevi caves :
During 12th Century A.D. this cave appeared to have attained it’s present name Akka Mahadevi caves after the famous ascetic, lyricist and philosopher, Akka Mahadevi who hailed from Karnataka. It is believed that Akka Mahadevi did penance in this cave and worshipped the Sivalinga that naturally existed in the deep and dark end of the cave. The A.P. Tourism Department has arranged Motor Boats for visitors to see these caves.

Srisailam Dam : 
Srisailam Dam is built on the Krishna River and is 512 m long. It is set amidst beautiful natural scenery - ghats, cliffs, craggy ridges, plateaus and dense forests. It has twelve crest gates to hold a maximum water level of 885 ft (270 m). It has a live storage of 274 thousand million cubic feet. This reservoir was originally designed for hydropower generation only but was later converted to a multi-purpose facility for water supply and irrigation.

Srisailam Sanctuary :   
Srisailam also boasts of one of the largest Tiger Reserves in India. This sanctuary covers an area of 3568 km². The terrain is rugged and winding gorges slice through the area. This area is covered by dry deciduous forests with scrub and bamboo thickets.

These forests provide shelter to a range of animals like the tiger, leopard, deer, sloth bear, hyena, jungle cat, palm civet, bonnet macaque and pangolin.
The down waters of Srisailam Dam is home to a variety of crocodiles. The local government supports a breeding program which has been highly successful.

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Hemareddy Mallamma Temple at Srisailam : 
Hemareddy Mallamma Temple at Srisailam was inaugurated on 26 May, 2010. The Temple was built at Hemareddy Mallamma Kaneeru at Srisailam by Karnataka Veerashaiva Reddy Samaj. In adjoining ashram, one can also see the place where she lived with cattle. The place is visited by lakhs of pilgrims who offer prayers at this temple. The temple is situated about a half kilometer on the western side of the Mallikarjuna Temple.

Mallela Theertham : 
Mallela Theertham is a waterfall in the middle of the dense forest,50 km before Srisailam, take a turn to the destination and drive on a bumpy, muddy road which is unmotorable during the rainy season and around 250 steps down the valley to the waterfall.

How to Reach :
Road : Srisailam is very well connected by State-run bus service Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation And KSRTC from various major cities/towns. The Nearest Major Towns Narsaraopet And Kurnool.
Rail   :  The nearest railway stations are Markapur (85 km), Vinukonda (120 km) and Kurnool (190 km) on the Guntur–Hubli section. The Nearest Major Railway Stations Like Narsaraopet, Kurnool And Nandyal.
Air    :  Hyderabad and located 195 km from Srisailam is the nearest International airport.

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