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Srisailam, is one of the holy Shiva kshetrams (shrine) in the world. It is situated on the top of a hill named Srisailam, Sriparvata or Srigiri, in the dense forest of Nallamalla ranges in Kurnool district of Andrapradesh, India. It is on right side of river Krishna.The river Krishna flow nearly 1000 metes from top of the hill. It is very pleasant near Srisailam, where it is called Patalaganga. A part of the Srisailam pilgrimage is a visit to the Patalaganga in order to bathe there. Many pilgrims carry the water uphill in order to bathe the icon of Lord Mallikarjuna.

The deity presiding in the holy shrine is the God Shiva called MALLIKARJUNA Mahalinga believed to be a Svayambhulinga or self-emanated Linga and regarded to be one of the 12 Jyotrilingas, known as Dwadasa Jyotrirlingas. Mallikarjuna of Srisailam is second of this kind. Bhrambikadevi (Bhrama means honeybee) is the consort of Lord is known, as one of the 18 Sakthi-peethas formerly known as Ashtadasa Mahasakthi Pithas, Goddesee Bhramramba is first of the Sakthi-peethas according to Bharathakanda.

 

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Srisailam, is one of the holy Shiva kshetrams (shrine) in the world. It is situated on the top of a hill named Srisailam, Sriparvata or Srigiri, in the dense forest of Nallamalla ranges in Kurnool district of Andrapradesh, India. It is on right side of river Krishna.The river Krishna flow nearly 1000 metes from top of the hill. 


  
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