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Bheemuni Kolanu In Srisailam – Water Stream Created By Bhima

Bheemuni Kolanu derives its name to an episode from the Mahabharata. It is located on the ancient path to Srisailam Temple. Pandavas were on a pilgrimage when Draupadi felt extremely thirsty. Water could not be found nearby. Exasperated Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers, pounded the sheet rock with his mace and water jetted out.

Bhima’s blow split the hillock into two, through the gap of which water flowed in torrents, as can be seen even today.

Elated by the flow of water and in remembrance of the successful event, Bhima installed a Shivling which finds mention in the Skanda Purana.

Two temples datable between 8th and 9th centuries lie in ruins nearby.