Sunday, 13 March 2016

Srisailam Mallikarjuna Bramaramba Temple- Srisailam

Srisailam  Mallikajuna Swamy Temple is one  of the 12 Jyotirlingas and  one of the most famous temples in India.  According to pre historic studies the habitation history of Srisailam goes back to about 30000  to 40000 years.
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple of Srisalam is situated on the picturesque Nallamala Hills on the banks of Krishna River  212 km from Hyderabad, 179 Km from Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, India. It was earlier called as srigiri. Godess Bramaramba Temple is also located in the same complex, It is considered to be one of the Eighteen Shakti Peethas, Bramarambha is a fierce deity.
The sathavahanas, the pallavas, the Vishnukundis, the Chalukyas, Vishnukundais, the Chalukyas, the kakatiyas, the Reddy kings, the Vijayanagara Emperors, and Chatrapati Shivaji are the emperors who worshiped  God Mallikarjuna Swamy.
The Mallikarjuna Linga is accessible to each and every devotee and anybody can go into the sanctum of Mallikarjuna, touch him and perform abhishekam and Archana himself to the recitation by Archakas without caste or creed or religion.
 According to legend Chandravathi princess of of Chandra Gupta patana , situated near Srisailam on the banks of the Krishna River has gone up the Hill , one day she found that one  of the cows standing above a natural rock formation resembling the Shivalanga and shedding its milk over it. In dream the princess was informed  that the stone was self manifested Linga of Lord Mallikarjuna and took worshipping to it. The story is mentiond in the Skanda Purana. The prakara wall , sculptures depict this story.
Other visiting place at Srisailam : The Panchmatams, Hatakeswaram, Prahlada Panchdhara, Saakshi Ganapathi, Kailasadwaram, Bheemunikolanu, The temple of Istakameswari, Akkamdevi Caves, Kadalivanam, Nagalooty, Bhramaramba Cheruvu,Sarvswaram, Guptha Mallikarjunam.
The schemes at the SriSailam Hills include , Annadanam Scheme, Kalyanostava Scheme, Cottage Donation Scheme, Sri srisaila Pushkarini, Jaladhara Scheme, Jeernodharana Scheme, The Pancha Matas, Haritha Project, Sri Sailam Jalanidhi Scheme, Srisailam Dormitory Donation Scheme, Suvarna Kavacha Pathakam, Gosala Samrakshana Nidhi, Hospital Welfare Fund,
It is believed that Lord Shiva and goddess parvathi visit this place on Purnima (Full Moon Day) and Amavasya ( No Moon Day) respectively . Visiting Jyothirlinga not only blesses one with innumerable wealth,but also name and fame.
The Sevas conducted at Srisailam Such as Abishekam, Kalyanam performed at Both Mallikarjuna and Bramarambha Temple can be seen in the link