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
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.