When Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva about his most desired place apart from Kailasa in the Universe created by him, he chose the eternally beautiful place nestled among picturesque nature, the avatar of Sri Chakra, the holy Srisailam. In such a significant location, Shiva-Shakti takes the form of Sri Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple to bless all their devotees.
As proven in Puranas, Srisailam has great ancient significance. Among the 12 Jyotirlingas, the 2nd is the Mallikarjuna Swamy Lingam; among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas, the 6th is Sri Bhramaramba Devi temple. Srisailam is the only Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple where two such icons exist under one Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple premise, such is its significance. Srisailam has many other names like Srigiri, Sirigiri, Sriparvatam and Srinagam. Narasimhaswamy in Satyayugam, Sri Rama alongside Sita Devi in Tretayugam, all five Pandavas in Dvaparayugam, many Yogis, Rishis, Munis, preachers, spiritual teachers, Kings, poets, and devotees in Kalyug have visited Srisailam and earned the blessings of Sri Bhramarambika Devi and Mallikarjuna Swamy.
Once upon a time, a Raakshas called Arunasura performed an Upasana in the name of Gayatri Devi. He wished for immortality to which Gayatri Devi said she would not be able to grant such a wish and only Lord Brahma would be able to do it. Taking the advice, Arunasura started his intense Tapasya to please Lord Brahma by reciting ‘Om Brahmadevaya Namaha’.
His prayers reached all the worlds and the troubled gods met with Lord Brahma and requested him to do something about it. Lord Brahma appears before Arunasura and asks him what his wish was. Upon hearing about immortality, Lord Brahma says that such a wish is against the principles of the universe and asks him to request another wish instead. Arunasura after deep thought says he shall never face death because of 2 legged or 4 legged living beings. Brahma grants his wish.
Arunasura who considered himself immortal and unbeatable proceeds to trouble people and doesn’t spare the gods too. The gods who were fed up with his antics share their concerns with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Parvathi Devi takes the incarnation of a thousand bees(Bhramara) and kills the cruel Arunasura.
The happy gods request the goddess to take the form of Bhramaramba in her favorite place so that they can worship her for eternity. Parvati Devi chooses Srisailam to reside as Bhramaramba Devi as Srisailam is also dear to Lord Shiva. Since then, Bhramaramba Devi resides here to bless all her devotees.
Timings to visit Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple
06:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Darshanam Tickets 150/- Entry: 06:00 AM – 03:30 PM | 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Darshanam Tickets 500/- Entry: 06:00 AM – 03:30 PM | 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Pooja/Sevas at Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple
Prathyaksha Seva: Devotees can get the holy blessings of Sri Bhramaramba sametha Mallikarjuna Swamy by offering various rituals like Rudraabhishekam, Rudra Homam, Kumkumarchana, Chandi Homam etc., directly in the temple under Pratyaksha Seva.
Paroksha Seva: Paroksha Seva facilitates such a spiritual connection with Lord Shiva. For those who can’t visit Srisailam or who stay far away, Paroksha Seva brings the blessings of Lord Shiva into every home at any corner of the world.
|Valli Devasena sametha||Rs.1,116|
|Subramanyeswara Swamy Kalyanam||Rs.1,116|
|Samuhika Abhishekamulu (Couple)||Rs.1,116|
|Samuhika Abhishekamulu (Single)||Rs.1,116|
|Sri Sakshi Ganapathi Homam||Rs.1,116|
|Sri Swamy Ammavarla Kalyanam||Rs.1,116|
|Kumkumarchana (In Aseervachana Mandapam)||Rs.1,116|
Donations: Devotees can donate to Srisailam Temple via online and offline payments. Srisaila Devasthanam’s website accepts easy payment methods like credit card and UPI transactions for donations.
- AnnaPrasadam Trust
- Aagama Patashala Trust
- GoSamrakshana Trust
- Pranadana Trust
- Srisaila TV
- Swachh Srisailam
*Note: Any Seva can be booked Online from website directly.
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Official Website of Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple
Temple Contact Numbers: 91-8333901351 /2 /3 /4 /5 /6
How to Reach Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple
By Air: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport – 137 km, Chennai INternational Airport – 489 km, Renigunta Airport – 144 km
By Train: Markapur Railway Station – 62 km, Kurnool Railway Station – 180 km, Nalgonda Railway station – 200 km
By Bus: Markapur – 59.7 km, Kurnool APSRTC Bus Station – 176 km, Kadapa APSRTC Bus Station – 243 km
Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Varla Devathanam, Srisailam – 518101, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India.