The Sri Bhramaramba Temple in Srisailam is the abode of Goddess Shakthi. Bhramaramba is one of the eighteen Shakti peethas. The Greeva (neck) of Devi fell here. She is the Shakti of Lord Mallikarjuna. The shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna is located in the midst of a pleasant locale situated on a flat top of Nallamalai Hills. Srisailam is one of the most ancient kshetras in India. It is on the banks of river Krishna on the right side in the district of Kurnoo, Andhra Pradesh. This revered mountain is also known as Sirigiri, Siridhan, Sriparvatha, Srigiri, and Srinagam. It has also been a popular centre of Saivite pilgrimage for centuries apart from being Sakthi peeta.
About The Temple
Srisailam has remained one of the most important focal points in the Saivite worship journey. Sathavahanas, Ikshavakus, Pallavas, Vishnukundis, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Reddy Kings, Vijayanagara Emperors and Chatrapathi Shivaji are among the many that revered Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy. The extraordinary component of this kshetram is the combination of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one ground, which is rare. There is a typical faith in vogue that this Holy Kshetram exists from times immemorial. The relic and origin of God Mallikarjuna Swamy and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is not known. The Mallikarjuna Linga is open to every single enthusiast and anyone can go into the sanctum sanctorum of Mallikarjuna, touch him and perform Abhishekam and Archana himself to recitation of Mantras by Archakas without standing or statement of faith or religion. This unmistakably uncovers that communist example of society began from this spot and it is still in presence. At this place the waterway Krishna moves through a profound restricted valley, give or take 100 meters wide and almost at a profundity of 1000 meters from the slope top. The stream flows 70 kms uphill to Srisailam and keeps on flowing in the same valley for 80 Km down stream until it reaches Nagarjunasagar. The stream that flows through the enchanting valley is fine looking and more charming as it reaches close to Srisailam. At this place it is known as Pathalaganaga. The stream takes two quick turns at Pathalaganga and makes an expansive stretch of high Plateau in every curve. On the right side of the steam is Srisailam and on the left there is Chandraguptanagara, currently destroyed which is mentioned in the Skandapurana a literary work dated back to twelfth to sixteenth hundreds years. In the conventional Hindu mythology, this Kshetram is recognized as the Kailasa on the earth and named as ILA - KAILASAM.
Other than its legendary relic, Srisailam is likewise having an ancient authentic vestige. Beginning from the Satavahanas who were the most punctual leaders of Andhradesa, the area around Srisailam shows up as a noticeable religious focus and it keeps on being so into the present times. There is a typical conviction is in vogue that this Holy Kshetram exists from time immemorial. The noticeable quality of this Divya Kshetram is highlighted by the way that while performing day by day ceremonies the devotees indicate spot and area of their presence with reference to Srisailam. The temple of God Mallikarjuna is arranged in the focal point of inward yard and countenances toward the east. This temple comprises of Mukhamandapa, Antarala and Garbhagriha. The Mukhamandapa is arranged toward the west of the Veerasiromandapa. It is an expounded shut lobby comprising of 16 columns. This mandapa is additionally named as Mahamandapa and was manufactured by the Vijayanagara lord, Harihararaya – II in the year 1405 AD. There are three passageway entryways with pillared yards on the east, south and north. All are these have designed entryways and secured by the silver ornamented sheets at present. The Mandpa is 41.2 feet long and 41.4 wide.
About the deity
“Bhramara” implies honey bee and goddess Bhramarambika is ( Parvati), the companion of God Mallikarjuna (Shiva). She is said to have worshipped Lord Mallikarjuna in the form of a honey bee. The Goddess is worshiped as Brahmani Shakti. She is one of the 18 maha sakthis. The idol of Bhramaramba is Mahalakshmi swroopa. In the sannidhi of Mother Bhramarambika an idol of Lopamudra, the wife of Agastya, is present. A Sri yantra is present in front of the Garbha griha.
Legend and Stories
As indicated by one story Vasumathi the little girl of a Rishi did penance on Brahmadeeva on this hill. Lord Brahma pleased with her prayers appeared before her. At that point Vasumathi requesting that he allow her the name 'Sri' furthermore related it with the name of this slope Srisailam, Brahma conceded her longing and after that his Kshetram named as 'Sri-sailam'. Another story a sure rulers in staunch commitment wished to wed God Siva and constantly invested her energy in revering him. One night in dream Siva advises her to take after a piece honey bee and staty where it settles till his landing. She awakens from dream, discovered a honey bee, tails it and achieves the pile of Srisailam. The honey bee at last settles on a jasmine bush and sovereigns holds up there. She pines Siva for a few days. Then the Chenchus feed her with nectar and timberland organic products consistently. Finally Siva shows up before her with and old and wrinkled face and said that looking for her, he get to be old. The sovereigns wedded him. On the event of marriage the Chenchus welcomed the couple for supper and offered meat and beverage. Siva did not acknowledge that supper however the rulers attempted to demand him. Finally Siva left the spot and went away. The rulers called him for a few times and he didn't hear her out. At that point she reviled him to turn into a stone (Linga) and he got to be Vriddha Mallikarjuna Swamy.
On watching this, Parvathi reviled her to wind up Bhramaram (honey bee) as she took after honey bee. Indeed, even now in the temple complex of Srisailam there is the Shrine of Vriddha Mallikarjuna and a few Scholars opined that the Vriddha Mallikarjuna Linga is most likely a fossil of Arjuna Vriksham. It appears that, this is the most seasoned structure in the whole complex of Srisailam and is of 70 to 80 thousand years of age give or take. The neighborhood tribal Chenchus, states that on one event Siva come to Srisailam woodland as a seeker, fell on adoration with a Chenchu young lady, wedded her and settled down on the slope. Basing of this story they look upon Mallikarjuna Swamy as their connection and call him as Chenchu Mallayya. This story is additionally portrayed on the Prakaram mass of the temple.
As indicated by another legend, Once upon a period, an evil spirit named Arunaasura ruled the entire world. Droning Gayatri mantra, he performed Tapasya for quite a while, and satisfied God Brahma. Arunaasura, longed that he ought not be slaughtered by two feeted and four feeted animals. God Brahma conceded his wish. With this wish of Arunaasura, Devathas were concerned and supplicated Adi Shakti. She showed up and told that, Arunaasura is her dedicate and can,t be slaughtered unless he quits worshiping her. According to the arrangement of Devathas, Brihaspathi(Jupiter), the Deva master meets Arunaasura. The evil spirit pondered and approached Brihaspathi the purpose behind his visit. Brihaspathi let him know that, as them two love the same god, the Gayatri, there is no big surprise on the off chance that he meets him. Arunaasura felt embarrassed about himself for worshiping Gayatri, who is additionally being worshiped by Devathas and quit worshiping her. With this Adi Shakti got to be irate and took the type of Bhramari/Bhramarambika. She made incalculable honey bees, which have six legs. These honey bees killed Arunaasura and his entire armed force inside of seconds.
Mallikarjuna is the name of God Shiva in the town of Sri Sailam close to the town of Kurnool in the condition of Andhra Pradesh in South India. The temple is rich in carvings and design riches. Adi Shankara should have formed his awesome ballad called 'Shivananda Lahari' at this temple. The legend concerning this temple is joined with Karthikeya, the child of Shiva. He had left Kailasa and gone to keep focused slope in south India. Parvati was dispossessed at the takeoff of her child and asked Shiva to take her there. Kartikeya declined to give them a chance to live naturally slope so Shiva and Parvati took up their living arrangement on the slope at Sri Saila from which spot they could pay intermittent visits to their cherished child.
The Mahasivaratri utsavam are being celebrated as bhramothsavam in the month of magham ( the 11th month of indian lunar calender ) which falls usually in the month of Februray / march. This is a Festival of Seven days with Panchahnika Deeksha. The Mahasivarathri day ( 29th day of magham ) is the most important day of the Festivals.The important events of the celebrations are Ankurarpana , Dhwajarohana , Vahana Sevas to God and Goddess Lingodhbhavakala Maharudrabhishekam to God , Pagalankarana , Kalyanothsavam , Radhothsavam and Dhwajavarohana.
UgadiThe Ugadi celebrations performed for a period of five days. The festival begins three days before the Ugadi day i.e., Telugu New Years day (Chaitra Suddha Padyami) which generally falls in March 1st April. More than Three Lakhs of pilgrims particularly from Karnataka and Maharastra States are visiting the temple during these utsavams.
Devi Sarannavaratrulu is a festival of nine days beginning from the first day of Asweejam month (the 7th month of Indian Lunar Calendar) which generally falls in September or October. The important events of this utsavam are performing of Chandiyagam, Rudrayagam, Navadurga alankaras to Goddess and Vahana Sevas to God and Goddess besides several special poojas. Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is mainly worshiped in these utsavams.
Utsavams are also performed on the occasion of Makara Sankramanam. These utsavams are celebrated for a period of seven days with Panchahnika Deeksha in the month of Pushyam (the 10th month of Indian Calendar) which falls in the month of January.
Different types of darshans
Sevas in Sri Bhramaramba Devi Temple
Kumkuma Puja To Ammavaru ( At Srichakram)
Kumkumarchana To Sri Bhramaramba Devi in the Mandapam
Laksha Kumkumarachana ( At Sri Chakram)
Best Time to Visit
Srisailam also attracts substantial tourists during the months of March and April.
The Devasthanam has many cottages and modern complex of suites. Apart from that many Satrams are also available for accomidation in this hill temple.
The directing Deities of this Kshetram God Mallikarjuna Swamy is one of the twelve Jyothirlingas and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is one of the eighteen Mahasakthis and both are accepted to act naturally showed. The one of a kind element of this Kshetram is the existing together of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one Temple complex, which is the uncommon and just of its kind.
Legend has it that one can get mukti by taking conception at Srisailam. Hitched ladies perform distinctive pujas for a cheerful and prosperous family life. People approach this temple to get married and for longevity of their married lives. The temple of God Mallikarjuna is arranged in the focal point of inward yard and countenances toward the east. This temple comprises of Mukhamandapa, Antarala and Garbhagriha. The Mukhamandapa is arranged toward the west of the Veerasiromandapa. It is an expounded shut lobby comprising of 16 columns. This mandapa is additionally named as Mahamandapa and was manufactured by the Vijayanagara lord, Harihararaya – II in the year 1405 AD. There are three passageway entryways with pillared yards on the east, south and north. All are these have designed entryways and secured by the silver ornamented sheets at present. The Mandpa is broadened 41.2 feet long and 41.4 in width.
Hyderabad is the nearest airport, which is 160 km from Srisailam.
One may also choose to go by train, where Cumbum (CBM) and Tralupadu (TLU) are the nearest railway stations.
One can reach the temple by road. Many buses are available from major cities like Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Karnool and other important towns in Andhra Pradesh.
Road, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh,
India, Pincode – 518101.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
The Temple is open from 06:00 am to 03:30 pm and from 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm.