Srisailam, known for its Jyotirlinga and Ashtadasa shaktipeetam, is abode of Brahmaramba Mallikarjuna swamy, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Amidst Nallamala forest, it is endowed with greenery and picturesque view from all sides. Srisailam Dam is constructed across the river Krishna and is 512 m long and Srisailam hydel power project is an engineering marvel which sheds light on the people of Telugu.
Lord Shiva worshiped as a self created God in the form of LINGA. Temple is surrounded by the boundary of 6 m high wall. Maha Shivaratri and Telugu New Year called Ugadi festivals are celebrated with fervour and gaiety. According to a legend Throat of the sati fell here and top of the hill is aboded by Brahmaramba.
The river Krishna is called Patala ganga as it is flowing at steep below from Srisailam temple, so the name in the Telugu. Sakshi Ganapati temple is almost 3 km away from Srisailam. Pilgrims tell their names to the God in order to make him witness of their Srisailam darshan.
Srisaila sikharam is almost 2800 ft high and could see Mallikarjuna swamy gopurams.
Srisailam-Nagarjuna Sagar Tiger Reserve is the largest Tiger Reserve in India which spreads over 3568 sqkm.
How to Reach Srisailam: Srisailam is well connected by the Buses from most of the important places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Karnataka. Buses ply from Hyderabad (Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station) frequently and it will take almost 6 hr to reach Srisailam. One could use personal commutation to reach Srisailam. Vehicles wont be allowed during the night after 11 P.M to avoid animal and human confrontation as it falls under Tiger Reserve.