Mallikarjuna temple pooja timings – Lord Shiva temple located in Andhra Pradesh
Popular lord shiva temple in Andhra Pradesh – Mallikarjuna
Mallikarjuna temple located at srisailam of andhrapradesh state, in india. the holy temple is dedicated to both shiva and parvathy as in the form of shiva and sakthy, as referred mallikarjuna temple is famous as sahivism and sakthism. the specialty of the temple is joined the both peculiarities of shiva and sakthi, because here shiva worshiped is one of the five jyothirllingams and parvathy woshiped is one of eighteen sakthipedams. the principal deity of shiva worshiped as lingam by the jasmine flowers, in locally jasmine flowers known as mallika, and hence temple got the name of mallikaarjuna.
The huge building of temple covers 2 hectare area with four gateway towers, these are the highlight of the temple and these towers known as gopurams. As per hindu legend shiva is the god of smharam, once he decided to test the brahma and vishnu, he made the world as a huge pillar, he ordered them to find the end of the pillar, vishnu and brahma started journey down and up respectively, vishnu realize the truth about the pillar, it was end less, but brahma says lie to shiva. lord shiva cursed brahma and blessed vishnu. so that brahma is not worshiping in temples. the pillar is known as jyothirlinga, worshiped here.
Mallikarjuna temple locate at the banks of river krishna. Rajiv gandhi international airport is the nearest temple at a distance of 156 km away. the nearest railway stations are not available, peoples choose cumbum railway station, it is 60 km away from mallikaarjuna temple. from srisailam bus stand it is well connect the buses to other cities of india. the temple is administrated by chenchus. mahashivarathri celebrated here very grand.
mahashivarathri is the most important day at all lord shiva temples.