Posted by: Satheesh Kumar Muthu | December 1, 2009

Srisailam-At a Glance

Srisailam is a small town located amidst dense deciduous forests called Nallamalai forests. I went there last week,although this is the second time I’m visiting the place. Its about 190 kms from my place(Kurnool). But the nearest railway station to Srisailam is Markapur Road,which I think is in Prakasham District.

The place is famous for Bhramaramba-Mallikarjuna Swamy temple,an ancient and holy temple,which is regarded as one of the 12 Jyothirlingas in the country.Goddess Mahakali is seated here in the form of Bhramaramba along with Her consort,Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy(God Shiva).

The temple is located in a large prakara fenced in by sculptured walls made of huge blocks of stones placed on each other.

See these two photos below……This place is called as Paladhara-Panchadhara. One needs to go down through hundreds of steps to find a small temple of Adi Sankaracharya. It is here that Adi Sankaracharya performed his meditation for many years.Adi Sankaracharya is a famous saint who preached the religious principles of  Hinduism over a major portion of South India.

Another fascinating place to visit is the Srisailam Dam located across River Krishna.

Haha…I know, this doesn’t seem like a large dam. But just have a look below. This is how the dam appears when the gates are open.It is one of the 12 largest Hydel power projects in the country. And one interesting point to mention here is that the heavy floods we had in my town(Kurnool) about 2 months back is because of the Back flow of water from this dam(As the dam is located on the hill above the sea level) although our town is 190 kms from Srisailam.

The place itself is very scenic.

I enjoyed the trip a lot. U too can visit the place when possible. I believe its worth visiting. Hope this post is useful to u.





  1. phew… the dam seems monstrous when in action… scenic temple… but am not a fan of temples … 😛

  2. Have plans to visit this temple sooner or later… Hope the plans come true soon..

  3. nice snaps!.
    Srisailam Dam looks awesome…


  4. Hi Satheesh:)

    Very informative and useful post. Lovely photos.

    The temple looks very old and the carvings are beautiful. The way the water is gushing from the dam is beathtaking. The serene surroundings and breath taking scenery is something to cherish. They are a feast for the eyes.

    Many thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day Satheesh:)

  5. Namaste:
    Thank you for the history lesson and the wonderful photos, my favorite is the dam with the gates open perhaps because it has such a voice in its movement.

    Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday.
    thank you for your visit, it was a pleasure.

  6. Hi Satheesh:)

    Many many thanks for your interesting comment in my post. I hope your preparation for the examinations is going on well.

    All the best Satheesh:)

  7. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos from your trip! It will be a very nice place to visit- anywhere in the world really for me, as I have not been outside of North America :(. One day!!

  8. god is great

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