Friday, 5 April 2013

Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple in Srisailam Andhra Pradesh

Here is Some Information about Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple in Srisailam Andhra Pradesh India.Mallikarjun Jyotirling is among12 Jyotirling of One.

Location:  Srisailam Mountain,Kunool Dist.,Andhra Pradesh
Dedicated to:Lord Shiva
Photography:Not Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00AM to 9: PM
Festivals: Maha Shivratri
Significance: Among one of 12 Jyotirling
Visiting Timing:30 Mins
Best time to Visit:All time
Nearest Railway Station: Srisailam is Markapur Road
Nearest Air Port: Hyderabad

Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple is situated on Shri Shaila Mountain by the banks of the Patal Ganga, Krishna River in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Also known as Kailash of the South, Mallikarjuna constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines of Shiva and is one of the greatest Shaivaite shrines in India. The presiding deities of Mallikarjuna Temple are Mallikarjuna (Shiva) and Bhramaramba (Devi).The temple sculptures narrate in stone, epics from thre great Hindu epics-Ramayana nand Mahabharata.This temple is considered very holy and is dedicated to Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramaramba. One unique feature of the temple is that all the devotees who visit the temple are allowed to touch the idol which is not prevalent in any other temple. The temple is located at a distance of 245 km from Hyderabad. The Sree Sailam temple has rich sculptural work, fort like walls and towers. The temple is built in Dravidian style. According to popular legends, the religious leader had visited the temple and had composed his famous Sivananda Lahiri. It is also believed that Goddess Durga had taken the form of a bee and worshiped Lord Shiva here and selected this holy place as her abode. 
Story of Shri Mallikarjun Jyotirling

According to Shiva Purana, when Lord Ganesh was married of before his Kartikeya, and because of this brother Kartikeya became angry. Despite being stopped and consoled by his parents Shiv-Parvati, Kartikeya went away to the Kraunch Mountain. Even the Gods went and tried consoling Kartikeya but all their efforts were in vain. Because of this incident Shiv-Parvati were very sad and both decided that they would themselves go to Kraunch Mountain. However, when Kartikeya came to know that his parents have arrived, he went away. Eventually Lord Shiva assumed the form of Jyotirlinga and resided on that mountain by the name of Mallikarjuna. Mallika means Parvati, while Arjuna is another name of Shiva. In this way both Shiva and Parvati came to reside in this linga. It is said that by merely seeing the tip of mountain one is emancipated from all his sins and worries. The person becomes free from the vicious cycle of life and death. 

Architecture of Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple

The architecture of the ancient Mallikarjun Temple is very beautiful and intricate. The temple has fort like walls, towers and a rich endowment of sculptural work. The huge temple is built in the Dravidian style with lofty towers and sprawling courtyards and is considered to be one of the finest specimens of Vijayanagar architecture. Temple of Tripurantakam, Siddavatam, Alampura and Umamaheswaram located in the vicinity of Mallikarjuna Jyotirlina are considered to be the four gateways to Sri Sailam.

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 How to Rich Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple Srisailam

By Air : Nearest airport is Hyderabad.

By Rail : The nearest railway station to Srisailam is Markapur Road.

By Road : Srisailam is well connected by APSRTC bus services.

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  1. Mallikarjun jyotirlinga dedicated to lord shiva.There are 12 jyotirlingas in India & they are spread all over India.

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