Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga

It is on the banks of the Krishna River about 212 km south of Hyderabad and 179 km from Kurnool. It is sometimes spelled Shrishailam.

Location: 212 km south of Hyderabad and 179 km from Kurnool

Dedicated to: Lord Shiva

Significance: One of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva

History Of Temple:-

When Lord Murugan returned to Kailash after completing his trip around the earth, he heard about Ganesha’s marriage from Narada Muni. This angered him. In spite of being restrained by his parents, he touched their feet in obeisance and left for Krounch Mountain. Parvati was very distraught at having to be away from her son, implored Lord Shiva to look for their son. Together, they went to Kumara. But, Kumara went away a further three Yojanas, after learning about his parents coming after him to Krouncha Mountain. Before embarking on a further search for their son on each mountain, they decided to leave a light on every mountain they visited. From that day, that place came to be known as Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga. It is believed that Shiva and Parvati visit this place on Amavasya (No moon day) and (full Moon day) Pournami, respectively. Visiting the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga not only blesses one with innumerable wealth but also name and fame and fulfills all the desires.


How to reach

By Bus:

There are many options for Srisailam to travel by road. The Srisailam trip by bus is an easy journey with well-connected roads. Doranala, Markarpur, Kurichedu are some of the closest towns to choose to travel by bus to Srisailam. Srisailam visits by bus from nearby cities and towns are quick.


By Train:

Srisailam does not have a railway station to allow trains to Srisailam. The nearest railway station to Srisailam is Markapur railway station. This station is connected to all major cities. Travelers who have doubts on how to reach Srisailam by train can check the Srisailam train timetable from the site. Srisailam train travel does not become difficult as the Markarpur Railway station is situated very close to Srisailam. The journey from Markarpur and Srisailam can be covered quickly with effective road transport available regularly.


By Flight:

Flights to Srisailam directly is available but the flights are not regular. The town does not have its Srisailam airport. The nearest airport to Srisailam is Begumpet Airport. Flight travel to Srisailam directly should be looked into and booked well ahead of the trip. The next option for flights to Srisailam is through Rajiv Gandhi International airport, Hyderabad. It is roughly a five-hour drive to Srisailam from the airport.


Timings for Temple:-

This temple Opening & Closing times are 5.00 AM and 10.00 PM. During this period a major part of the Lord Krishna rituals is performed. Archana, Aarti, and Abhisekham are the daily pujas performed. The best time to visit this beautiful temple is in the evening during evening Aarti.

  • 4.30 AM 5.00 AM Mangalavadyams.
  • 5.00 AM 5.15 AM Suprabhatam.
  • 5.15 AM 6.30 AM Pratahkalapuja, Gopuja, and Maha Mangala Harathi.
  • 6.30 AM 1.00 PM Darshanam, Abhishekam, and Archanas by the devotees.
  • 1.00 PM 3.30 PM Alankara Darshanam.
  • 4.30 PM 4.50 PM Mangalavadyams.
  • 4.50 PM 5.20 PM Pradoshakalapuja.
  • 5.20 PM 6.00 PM Susandhyam and Maha Mangala Harathi.
  • 5.50 PM 6.20 PM Rajopachara puja (Parakulu) to Bhramaramba Devi.
  • 6.20 PM 9.00 PM Darshanam, Abhishekam, and Archanas.
  • 9.00 PM 10.00 PM Dharma Darshanam.
  • 9.30 PM 10.00 PM Ekantha Seva.
  • 10.00 PM Closure of the temple.

Tourist Points around Mallikarjuna?

  • Nagarjunsagar
  • Hyderabad

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