A popular place to visit in Srisailam is the Bhramaramba Devi Temple. Being one of the 18 Shakthi peethas in India, this temple is a must-see for all devotees who come on Srisailam tour. Located in the Nallamala Hills, the Bhramaramba Devi Temple is within the Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Complex
The Bhramaramba Devi Temple is dedicated to the goddess Bhramarambika, a form of the goddess Parvati. The goddess Bhramarambika is the consort of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy, a manifestation of Lord Shiva. In this temple, the goddess is worshiped in the form of Brahmani Shakti. The idol of the Goddess has eight arms and wears a silk sari. Inside the garbha griha of the temple, there is an idol of Lopamudra, wife of Saint Agastya. There is a sri yantra in front of garbha griha.
The word Bhramaramba means “Mother of bees”. According to legend, Goddess Bhramaramba has released thousands of six-legged bees to kill the demon Arunasura.
History of Bhramaramba Devi Temple, Srisailam
The Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple, better known as Srisailam Temple and is located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is built on top of the Nallamala Hills, located on the banks of the Krishna River. Srisailam city is one of the oldest regions or Kshetras in India. The famous hill is also known as Siridhan, Srigiri, Sriparvatha and Srinagam. It is one of the most important Saivite pilgrimage sites in India. There are two separate temple complexes present inside: one is dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna and the other to Goddess Bhramarambha. The Linga of the presiding deity, Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy, is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The Goddess deity Bhramarambha Devi is one of the eighteen Mahashaktis or Shakthi Peethas in India. The holiness of the hill is mentioned in the Mahabharatha, Skanda Purana, and many other religious scriptures.
The temple is surrounded by walls of up to 6 meters and several towers. Srisailam temple is adorned with beautiful and intricate sculptures. The temple has four main portals in four main directions: Tripuranthakam facing east – It is located in the Prakasam district. The presiding deities are the God Tripuranthakeswara Swamy and the Goddess Tripurasundari. South-facing Siddhavatam – Located in the Kadapa district, on the banks of the Penna River. The god Jyotisideswara Swamy and the goddess Kamakshi are the presiding deities. Alampur looking west – It is located in the Mehboobnagar district on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The famous Navabrahma Alayas, a group of nine temples is located here. All were built in the Chalukya period. Umamaheswaram facing north: It is located in the Mehboobnagar district. The god Umamaheswara Swamy and the goddess Umamaheswari Devi are the main deities worshiped here.
The existing main temple is a huge complex consisting of separate Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba temples, various secondary shrines, pillared corridors, mandapas, springs, etc. This entire complex is fortified by the most impressive Prakaram wall of massive stones. The wall of Prakaram contains four Dwaras (main gates) in four cardinals crowned by the Gopuras. The east entrance is the Mahadwaram.
The center of the temple complex consists of an enclosure below the level of the cardinals main gates. This enclosure has Salamandapas on the north and south sides. The space between the inner enclosure and the outer walls of Prakaras was kept as gardens in ancient times.
In the inner courtyard are Nandimandapa, Veerasiromandapa, Mallikarjuna temple, Bhramaramba temple and they are all in a row from east to west. In the inner courtyard.
Bhramaramba Devi Temple Hours, Srisailam
Bhramaramba Devi Temple The times for darshan are from 4:30 a.m. at 10 p.m. Is that open every day of the week. Although devotees visit this temple throughout the year, the best time to visit is during festivals, when it is full of more vivacity and enthusiasm on the part of the devotees. Visit especially during the Navaratri and Kumbham festival to experience the temple’s incomparable spiritual aura.
How to get to Bhramaramba Devi Temple in Srisailam
The Bhramaramba Devi Temple is located behind the Sri Mallikarjuna Swami Temple, which is a prominent landmark of the city of Srisailam. It can be easily reached by automatic rickshaws or hired taxis
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