Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy temple History, Pooja & Darshan Timings

Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy temple History, Temple Timings and Pooja procedure

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Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy temple History

The legend says that when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati decided to find brides for both sons. They got three brides, i.e., Buddhi, Siddhi, and Riddhi, for their younger son Lord Ganesh. Their elder son, Kartikey, returned and enraged him with this situation, then he went to Mount Kraunja in the name of Kumar Brahmachari. Kartikey saw, Lord Shiva, followed him. He tried to move to another place but at the request of all Gods, stayed close by.

Srisailam is the place where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati stayed .

Here, Lord Shiva was worshipped by Jasmine flower. Jasmine named Mallika in Sanskrit. That’s why Lord Shiva called by Mallikarjun God.

The Parvatha: Parvatha, son of Silada Maharishi had prayed, pleased Lord Shiva, and made him agree to live on the mount top with all Gods and sacred waters. Later the Parvatha named Sri Sailam.

The Bhramaramba Temple: Legends says that Goddess Adishakti took a Bhramaram ( Bee ) form to kill the demon Arunasura.

Shakti Peetham: The neck of the Goddess Sati had fallen during Daksha Yagna.

The inscriptional evidence says that the temple exists from the 2nd Century, Satavahana Dynasty. Most of the modern architecture had done in the King Harihara I, Vijayanagara Empire, time period. The Reddy Kingdom designed the Veerashero Mandapam and Paathal Ganga steps.

Srisailam Temple Architecture

The Temple covers 2 hectares. Its most prominent shrines are Mallikarjun Swamy and Bhramaramba. Temple consists of many halls, 4 Gopurams, many Mandapas, and a huge idol of Nadikeshwara. Mukha Mandapa built in Vijaynagar Period. It is believed to have been, Sahasra Linga commissioned by Lord Rama and five other linga commissioned by Pandavas.

Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy temple Pooja Timings

TimingPooja Name
3.30 amMangalvayidyams
4.00 amSuprabhatam
5.00 amAarti in Sri Swamy Vari Temple
5.30 amAarti in Sri Amma vari Temple
5.30 am to 1.00 pmDarshanams
5.30 am to 3.30 pmAbhishekams and Kunkamarchana
1.00 pm to 3.30 pmAlankara Darshanam
3.30 pm to 4.30 pmTemple Close
4.30 pm to 5.20 pmMangalvayidyams, Susandhyam
5.20 pmAarti in Sri Swamy vari Temple
6.00 pmAarti in Sri Amma vari Temple
6.00 pm to 10.00 pmDarshanams
6.30 pm to 8.30 pmAbhishekams and Kunkumarchana
7.00 pm to 9.00 pmKalyanotsavam
9.40 pm to 10.00 pmEkanta Seva
10.00 pmTemple Close

How To Reach 

  1. By Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad at 230 KM. 
  2. By Railway: Nearest Railway station is Markapur at 85 KM. 
  3. By Roads: Andhra Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is very well connected with Srisailam via state, but Chennai and Bangalore also with Bus Transport facility.