220px-Srisailam-temple-entrance, Mallikarjuna  Jyotirlinga, Andhra Pradesh
220px-Srisailam-temple-entrance, Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, Andhra Pradesh

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, Andhra Pradesh

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Deity: Linga
Architectural style: {Dravidian architecture}
Major festivals Maha Shivaratri, Navratri
Locale: Srisailam
District:: chitoor
Address:
Srisaila Devasthanam, Kurnool Dist, Atmakur Mandal, Srisailam,
 Andhra Pradesh 51810
Phone {Phone}
Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deities Shiva and Parvati, located at Srisailam in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is significant to the Hindu sects of both Shaivam and Shaktam as this temple is referred to as one of the twelve Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva and as one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas of goddess Parvati. Shiva is worshiped as Mallikarjuna, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Brahmaramba. It is the only temple in India which is revered as both Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth.

 

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The town (as well as the mandal) of Srisailam is reputed for the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga on the flat top of Nallamala Hills. The Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and is also one among the 275 Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal. Srisailam has played a dominant role in the Hindu religious, cultural and social history since ancient times. The epigraphical evidence reveals that the history of Srisailam began with the Satavahanas who were the first empire builders in South India. The earliest known historical mention of the hill, Srisailam, can be traced to the King Vasishthiputra Pulumavi’s Nasik inscription of 1st Century A.D. Srisailam or Srisailamu (Śrīśailaṁ, Śrīśailamu) is situated in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is on the banks of the Krishna River about 212 km south of Hyderabad and 179 km from Kurnool. It is sometimes spelled Shrishailam.

 

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Srisaila Devasthanam, Kurnool Dist, Atmakur Mandal, Srisailam,
 Andhra Pradesh 51810

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