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Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple in Srisailam Andhra Pradesh-Among one of 12 Jyotirlinga Temple

Here is Some details about Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple in Srisailam Andhra Pradesh India. Mallikarjun Jyotirling is among 12 Jyotirling of One.

Location:  Srisailam Mountain,Kunool Dist.,Andhra Pradesh
Address: Srisaila Devasthanam, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh 518101
Phone: 085242 88883
Dedicated to:Lord Shiva
Photography:Not Allow
Temple Timing: 5:00 AM to 3:30 PM , 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Significance: Among one of 12 Jyotirling
Visiting Timing:  1 hour
Best time to Visit: Sep to March
Major Festivals: Maha Shiva Ratri (Feb/Mar), Dusshera (Oct) 
Nearest Railway Station: Srisailam is Markapur Road
Nearest Air Port: Hyderabad

More Information about Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple

Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple is place on Shri Shaila Mountain by the banks of the Patal Ganga, Krishna River in the southern state of the Andhra Pradesh. Always  known as Kailash of the South, Mallikarjuna constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines of Shiva and is one of the greatest Shaivaite shrines in India. The presiding deities of Mallikarjuna Temple are Mallikarjuna (Shiva) and Bhramaramba (Devi).The temple sculptures narrate in stone, epics from the great Hindu epics-Ramayana nand Mahabharata.This temple is considered very holy and is dedicated to Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramaramba. One unique feature of the temple is that all the devotees who visit the temple are allowed to touch the idol which is not prevalent in any other temple. The temple is located at a distance of 245 km from Hyderabad. The Sree Sailam temple has rich sculptural work, fort like walls and towers. The temple is built in Dravidian style. According to popular legends, the devote leader had visited the temple and had composed his famous Sivananda Lahiri. It is also believed that Goddess Durga had taken the form of a bee and worshiped Lord Shiva here and selected this holy place as her abode. 

Story of Shri Mallikarjun Jyotirling

According to Shiva Purana, when Lord Ganesha was married of before his Kartikeya, and because of this brother Kartikeya became angry. Despite being stopped and consoled by his parents Shiv-Parvati, Kartikeya went away to the Kraunch Mountain. Even the Gods went and tried consoling Kartikeya but all their efforts were in vain. Because of this incident Shiv-Parvati were very sad and both decided that they would themselves go to Kraunch Mountain. However, when Kartikeya came to know that his parents have arrived, he went away. Eventually Lord Shiva assumed the form of Jyotirlinga and resided on that mountain by the name of Mallikarjuna. Mallika means Parvati, while Arjuna is another name of Shiva. In this way both Shiva and Parvati came to reside in this linga. It is said that by merely seeing the tip of mountain one is emancipated from all his sins and worries. The person becomes free from the vicious cycle of life and death. 

Architecture of Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple

The architecture of the ancient Mallikarjun Temple is very beautiful and complex . The temple has fort like walls, towers and a rich founding of sculptural work. The huge temple is built in the Dravidian style with lofty towers and stretch courtyards and is considered to be one of the finest specimens of Vijayanagar building . Temple of Tripurantakam, Siddavatam, Alampura and Umamaheswaram located in the vicinity of Mallikarjuna Jyotirlina are view to be the four gateways to Sri Sailam.

Tourist Attractions Near Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple Srisailam

Srisailam is one of the main journey station of Andhra Pradesh. One finds a whole host of temples and holy sites to explore in and around the area. Bramaramha Temple is located inside the main temple complex and can be visited together. Besides the main Mallikarjuna Swamy Jyotirlinga temple, visit the Bhramaramba Devi Temple. Srisailam Dam is one of the major attractions of Srisailam. Mallela Theertham waterfall and Srisailam retreat both are must visited places closed from Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple. Sikharam is most sacred spot is located at about 8 Km from the main temple. Hatakeswaram is a beautiful spot located about 5 km from Srisailam. Panchadhara is located about 4 Km from here. Akkamahadevi Caves is built During the 12th century A.D very closed from temple. Sakshi Ganapathi is About 3 Kms from Srisailam.

Nearest Hotel and Restaurants of  Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple Srisailam

Trishul family restaurant
Kamma Satram Mess
Apple Family Restaurant
Haritha Srisailam Resort
Hotel Grand Akka Mahadevi
Akhila Bharata Redla
Hotel Sahasra
How to Reach Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple Srisailam

By Air : Near airport is Hyderabad Airport.(156 Km)

By Rail : The nearest railway station to Srisailam is Markapur Road.

By Road : Srisailam is well connected by APSRTC bus services.

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