At a distance of 3 Km from Srisailam Mallikarjun Temple and 11 km from Srisailam Dam, Sakshi Ganapati Temple, arranged between Srisailam Temple and Srisailam Dam, is one of the sacrosanct spots frequented by explorers since times immemorial. It is one of the notable Srisailam spots to visit.
About The Temple
The conventional conviction is that the Ganapathi in this sanctuary keeps customary record of the considerable number of explorers to delicate Sakshyam (proof) of their visit to this Kshetram thus named as Sakshi Ganapathi. The figure of this divinity is dazzlingly made holding a book in the left hand and a pen in the right hand such as taking note of down the names of devotees. It is by and by that devotees amid their arrival from Mallikarjuna Temple visit this sanctuary. Srinatha, the eminent artist of fourteenth Century in his Kasikhandam states that this Sakshi Ganapathi is pictured by sage Agasthya amid his journey to Srisailam.
How to Reach Srisailam
Nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.
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.
There are many options for Srisailam travel by road. Srisailam trip by bus is an easy journey with well-connected roads. Doranala, Markarpur, Kurichedu are some of closest towns to choose travel by bus to Srisailam.
Sakshi Ganapathi Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Auspicious beginnings of work
- Removal of obstacles
- Renewal of energy
- Agricultural productivity
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 09:00 pm.