MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE (Srisailam Jyotirlinga Temple)

Srisailam Jyotirlinga Temple is revered as one of the 12 Jyothirlingas of India and is one of the top sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. Dedicated to deities Lord Shiva & Maa Parvati, this temple is located at Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that the Lord Shiva of the Srisailam hill is a Swayambulinga (self-manifested). In Skanda Purana and many other religious, there is a beautiful mention of the sanctity of the hill during Mahabharata times. The hills are also sacred to the Buddhists and it is believed that Saint Nagarjuna lived here in the first century AD. Chinese travelers Fahian and Hieun Tsang have termed this pilgrim center as Sri Parvatam and a Buddhist centre.

The presiding deities of this kshetram Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy is one of the twelve Jyothirlingas and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is one of the eighteen Mahasakthis and both are self-manifested.  The unique feature of this kshetram is the combination of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one campus.

The architecture of Mallikarjun Temple

The architecture of the ancient Mallikarjun Temple is very beautiful and intricate. Featuring rich endowment of sculptural, well-designed fort wall and rich architecture, this temple is built in the Dravidian style with lofty towers and sprawling courtyards. It is considered to be one of the finest specimens of Vijayanagar architecture. Temple of Tripurantakam, Siddavatam, Alampura, and Umamaheswaram located in the vicinity of Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga are considered to be the four gateways to Sri Sailam.


Legend of Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga

As per Shiva Purana, Lord Ganesh was married before his brother Kartikeya and this made Kartikeya angry. To soothe his anger, Kartikeya went away to the Kraunch Mountain. Everybody tried to console and help Kartikeya but all efforts went in vain. This incident made Shiv-Parvati very sad and both decided that they would themselves go to Kraunch Mountain for Katikeya. However, when Kartikeya came to know that his parents have arrived, he went away. 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. Therefore this place holds utmost significance and it is said that by merely seeing the tip of this mountain can emancipate all sins and worries from life.


Top attractions near the temple:

  1. Bhramaramba Shrine: Located adjacent to the Mallikarjun Temple, this popular shrine is dedicated to Goddess Jagdamba who is known as Bhramaramba here. Legend has it that Durga is said to have assumed the shape of a bee and worshipped Shiva here, and chose this place as her abode.


  1. Akka Mahadevi Caves: Located in the midst of island and jungle, this is the place where Akka mahadevi meditated to please Lord Shiva. One can enjoy a 2-hour boat ride from Pathala Ganga boating point. The ride on the Krishna River between those hills is scenic and enjoyable. A visit to these caves is a worthy experience.


  1. Shikaresvara Temple: It is the highest peak of Srisailam Hills. There is belief that whoever can see the shilara of the Srisailam Temple from in between the Nandi's horns will attain moksha. Sikhareswara Swamy is one of the forms of Lord Shiva and is believed to possess the power to free his devotees from their sins.


  1. Sakshi Ganapati Temple: Located on the way to Srisailam, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is visited by every devotee who comes to seek blessings of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy. It is believed that a visit to Srisailam goes unrecorded if a devotee doesn’t visit Sakshi Ganapati Temple. The word Shakshi means the one who witnesses, which is representative of the belief that Lord Ganesha keeps a record of everyone who visits Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, which is then shown to Lord Shiva. The common practice is to visit Sakshi Ganapati Temple first and then the other temples in Srisailam.

Points to Remember:

  • Know a bit of Telugu as the pricks don't understand Hindi over here
  • Buy flowers/Bel leaves outside and hand it over to the Pandits.
  • Photography and mobiles are not allowed inside the temple. One can click photos outside the temple.

How to Reach:

Air: There is no direct flight connectivity as of now to Srisailam. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad, i.e. the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

By Train: There is no direct rail connectivity to Srisailam. The nearest railway station is in Cumbum district, which is some 60 km. away from Srisailam.

By Road: Srisailam is well connected by Devasthanam buses and State-owned APSRTC buses. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Srisailam.


Address: Srisaila Devasthanam, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh 518101

Phone: 085242 88883, +91 85242 88881

Major festivals: Maha Shivaratri, Navratri

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बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग :

बैद्यनाथ ज्योतिर्लिंग मंदिर को ही बाबा बैद्यनाथ धाम भी कहा जाता है।इस जगह को शिव के सबसे पवित्र निवास स्थान और 12 ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से एक माना जाता है। यह भारत के झारखंड राज्य के देवघर में स्थित है। इस मंदिर परिसर है बाबा बैद्यनाथ का ज्योतिर्लिंग स्थापित है।मंदिर परिसर में बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग के अलावा 21 अन्य मंदिर भी हैं।

पूजा का महत्त्व:

भगवान शिव के पूजा में बेलपत्र चढ़ाना सर्वश्रेठ और शुभ माना गया है। तीन पत्तियों का संगम, शिव की तीन आंखों के अलावा उनके त्रिशूल का भी प्रतीक है, जो पिछले तीन जन्मों के पापों को नष्ट करने के वाला माना जाता है। हालाँकि, वृक्ष के बेलपत्र तोड़ने का भी एक समय होता हैं। कहा जाता हैं कि महादेव सौ कमल चढ़ाने से जितने प्रसन्न होते हैं, उतना ही एक नीलकमल चढ़ाने पर होते हैं और एक हजार नीलकमल के बराबर एक बेलपत्र होता है। इसीलिए भगवान शिव को प्रसन्न करने के लिए बेलपत्र चढ़ाना चाहिए।

पूजा कैसे होगी?

हमारे द्वारा नियुक्त पुजारी बैद्यनाथ धाम मंदिर में बेलपत्र द्वारा स्थापित विधी से पूजा सम्पन्न करते है।

पूजा सामग्री:

बेलपत्र, जल, फूल।

पूजा अवधि:

नित्य, 10 मिनट

पूजा करने वाले पंडितों की संख्या:
  • पंडित मोती राम मिश्रा 35 वर्षों के अनुभव के साथ।

  • पंडित ललन मिश्रा 10 वर्षों के अनुभव के साथ।

डिसक्लेमर : हम किसी भी मंदिर के एजेंट, सहयोगी या प्रतिनिधि नहीं हैं। हम पूरे देश में फैले पंडितों के अपने नेटवर्क के माध्यम से सेवाएं प्रदान करवाते हैं

इस पूजा को बुकिंग के 7 दिनों के अंदर शुरु करवाया जाएगा।

About the Temple :

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples.

About the Puja:

Offering Bilva or belpatra in Shiva Puja is important and considered auspicious. A confluence of three leaves, "Bilva" is symbolic of Shiva's three eyes as well as his trident (trishul) which is believed to destroy sins of the past three births. However, there are certain days when one should not pluck the bel leaves from a tree.

How Puja is done ?

The purohits and pandits will perform the puja with proper rituals and right procedure inside Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple.

Puja Samagri:

Belpatra, Jal, Flowers.

Puja Duration:

10 mins, Everday

Number of Pandits performing Puja:
  • Pandit Moti Ram Mishra with 35 years of experience.

  • Pandit Lallan Mishra with 10 years of experience.

Disclaimer : We are not an agent, associate or representative of any temple. We perform services through our own network of Pandits spread throughout the country

Please note it can take up to 7 days to schedule the puja.