Importance of Srisailam Mountain



Srisailam means eternal mount. It was earlier known as Krauncha Mountain. Located in Andhra Pradesh in India, it is a divine spot for Shaivites. Legend has it that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati appeared here as Arjuna and Mallika, and hence this spot is called Sri Mallikarjuna.

The temple atop Srisailam is also known as Mallikarjunaswami and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples.

The mountain also has a Shaktipeetha of Mother Goddess Shakti – She is worshipped here as Goddess Bhramaramba.

Two kilometers from Mallikarjunaswami is Patal Ganga, where the Krishna River descends steeply.
There is a Ganapati shrine 2.5 kilometers ahead. It is customary to visit the Ganapati Shrine and request Ganesha to bear witness to one’s visit to the whole region.

Thousands of devotees gather here during the Shivaratri Festival.

Srisailam is place of great importance from ancient times as it finds mention in the writings of travelers like Fa-Hien and Hiuen Tsang.