Bhramarambika Ashtakam. Ravi Sudhakara Vahni Lochana Ratna Kundala Bhushini. Pravila Mammu Melina Bhakta Jana Chintaamani. Bhramaramba devi – Bhramaramba / Bhramarambika is one of the eighteen Shakti Greeva(Neck) of Devi fell here. She is the. Bhramaramba / Bhramarambika is one of the eighteen Shakti peethas. The temple of Bhramaramba devi is located back to the Mallikarjuna swamy temple at a higher level, in the same campus. Bhramaramba (Bhramari) means the Mother of bees.

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It is significant to the Hindu sects of both Shaivam and Shaktam as this temple is referred to as one of the twelve Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva and as one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas of goddess Parvati. Shiva is worshiped as Mallikarjuna, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Brahmaramba. It is the only temple in India which is revered as both Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth. When Shiva and Parvati decided to find suitable brides for their sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya argued as to who is to get wedded first.


Shiva bade that the one who goes round the world in Pradakshinam could get married first. By the time Kartikeya could go round the world on his vahana, Ganesha went round his parents 7 times for according to Shastras, going in pradakshinam round one’s parents is equivalent to going once round the world Bhupradakshinam. Siva got Buddhi intellect ashtakak, Siddhi spiritual powerand Astakam prosperity married to Ganesha. Kartikeya on his return was enraged and went away to stay alone on Mount Kraunja in the name of Kumarabrahmachari.

On seeing his father coming over to pacify him, he tried to move to another place, but on the request of the Devas, stayed close by.

The place where Siva and Parvati stayed came to be known as Shrishailam. As per Hindu legend, the presiding deity in the form of Linga an iconic form of Shiva was worshipped with jasmine locally bhamaramba Mallikaleading to the name of presiding deity as Mallikarjuna. There are inscriptional evidences from the Satavahana dynasty which place the temple to ashtkam existent from the 2nd century. Most modern additions were done bhrxmaramba the time of king Harihara I of Vijayanagara Empire. The temple complex covers 2 hectares and houses four gateway towers known as gopurams.


The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba being the most prominent. The temple complex houses many halls; the most notable is the Mukha Mandapa built during the Vijayanagar period.

The temple is situated facing East. The center mandapam has several pillars, with a huge idol of Nadikeshwara.

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There are a number of sculptures in the precinct each raising above another. The Mukamandapa, the hall leading to the sanctum, has intricate sculpted pillars. The shrine where Mallikarjuna is housed is considered the oldest in the temple, dating back to 7th century.

There is a Sahasra linga lingabelieved to have been commissioned by Rama and five other lingas believed to have been commissioned by Pandavas. A mirror hall in the first precinct has images of Nataraja. The temple is maintained and administered by Chenchus. Lord Shiva in this temple is referred to as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Goddess Bramarambha’s shrine is referred to telugh one of the eighteen Shakti peethas. This temple is classified as one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam.

As per Siva Mahapuranamonce Brahma the Hindu God of creation and Vishnu the Hindu God of preservation had an argument in terms of supremacy of creation.

Vishnu and Brahma split their ways to downwards and upwards respectively to find the end of the light in either directions.

Brahma lied that he found out the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would have no place in asytakam while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of eternity.


The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless reality, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyotirlinga shrines, thus are places where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light.

The legend of Daksha yaga and Sati’s self immolation resulted in the emergence of Sri Parvati in the place of Sati Devi and making Shiva a house holder. This mythology is the story behind the origin of Shakti Peethas. They are holy abodes of Adiparashakti formed due the falling of Sati Devi’s corpse when Shiva carried it and wandered.

It is believed that Sati Devi’s Upper lip has fallen here. Maha Shiva Ratri is the telugi important festival here. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Entrance to Srisailam Devasthanam. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it.

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