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Srisailam Temple
Location: 232 km from Hyderabad
Built In: Dates from the 2nd century AD
Surroundings: Sakshi Ganapathi Temple, Srisaila Mallikarjuna and Bhramarambha temple, Sikhareswaram and Srisailam dam, with permission the Srisailam wildlife sanctuary. A massive fort, with six meter high walls encloses the temple. A several shrines within the temple complex include the Sahasra Linga, Panchapandava temples and Vatavriksha.

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Srisailam Temple
Srisailam Temple
Situated on the south bank of the river Krishna, at an altitude of over 1,500 ft above sea level, is the Srisailam Temple, a sacred place of pilgrimage in India. Set in a spectacular natural settings in the northern-most plateau of the Nallamala Hill range, the Srisailam Temple here houses the Bhramaramha Mallikharajunaswami temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Bhramaramha Mallikharajunaswami temple is famed for being one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in the country. The temple is also the seat of Mahakali in the form of Bhramaramha. The ancient and sacred temple of Srisailam is of great historical and religious importance. You will find richly carved detailed sculpture in the temple and many inscriptions in and around it.

The legends say, Vrishabha, the sacred bull of Lord Siva performed penance here. Siva and Parvati apeared in the form of Mallikharjuna and Bhramaramba. It is also believed that Hiranyakasipu of Kretayuga have conducted pujas here and Lord Srirama and his consort Sita visited the shrine and installed Sahasra Lingas (thousand lingas). The place is also associated with Pandavas who installed idols of Lord Shiva. Thousands of devotees visit the Srisalam temple every year to attain salvation by performing pujas here. The greatness of the place has been described in "Srisaila Kandam" of Skanda Puranam.

In addition to the religious significance, Srisailam is also a place of natural beauty and one of the most appealing tourist sites in the country.

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