Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple is situated on Shri Shaila Mountain by the banks of the Patal Ganga, Krishna River in Kurnool district Andhra Pradesh. The Linga of the presiding deity Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The presiding deities of Mallikarjuna Temple are Mallikarjuna (Shiva) and Bhramaramba (Devi). In the Temple’s architecture you could see the depictions of great Hindu epics-Ramayana and Mahabharata. This is the only Jyotirlingas where you are allowed to touch the idol, which is not prevalent in any other temple.

Anyone, irrespective of caste, creed, or religion can perform Abhishekam and Archana to the Mallikarjuna Linga. The unique feature is that you can touch the Linga and perform the Puja yourself. It is the common faith that anyone who worships this Linga is forgiven of all their sins and is blessed with wealth and all his / her wishes are realized. In the Karthigai month, if there is a full moon day; Jvalathoranam is performed in the temple. There is a belief amongst people that anyone who views the Jvalathoranam, gets all his sins forgiven.

General Information

  • Mallikarjun Jyotirling Temple is well connected to Air and Railways. The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Hyderabad and is 202 kms away. The nearest Railway Station is Markapur which is 80 km away.
  • The Temple opens at 4:30 AM and closes at 10 PM.
  • 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM is the time for free or general Darshan.
  • 6:30 AM to 1 PM and 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM is the time for special Darshan where you have to take a ticket of 50 Rupees.
  • Mahamangala Aarti starts at 5:30 AM in the morning and 5:00 PM in the evening. The ticket fees are Rs. 200 per person.
  • Suprabhatha Darshanam daily takes place at 5:00 AM. The temple charges Rs.300 per head.

Visitor Information

  • Belts, Mobile phones, ladies handbags, Cameras and Shoes are not allowed inside the temple. 
  • Shoes and slippers are needed to be taken off before entering any place of worship.
  • Take bath and wear clean clothes before entering the Temple.
  • Smoking, Alcohol consumption, and Non-Vegetarian food are not allowed in the temple premises.
  • Beggary shouldn’t be encouraged by pilgrims as well as tourists.
  • Always carry your identity card.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga is in the winter, between November and March. The weather is very pleasant at this time and the temperature hover between 12 to 30 Degrees. The festival of Shivratri is celebrated here in a big way in February-March.

Kartheeka Masothsavams

Srisailam .

Karthikam is the 8th month of Indian Calendar, it is believed to be the most auspicious month. full moon of this month is also important day.

Mahashivaratri Brahmotsavam

Srisailam .

Mahashivaratri Brahmotsavam is celebrated as Brahmotsavams in Magha month(February/March).


Srisailam .

SravanaNamosothsVams, are performed in Sravanam (August-September) month. Several special poojas are performed in this month.

Patala Ganga

Andhra Pradesh, Srisailam .

Patala Ganga is surrounded by certain spirituality in the air. Enjoy the sceneries around you and take a dip into these sacred waters, believed to have medicinal properties for healing skin diseases. You can enjoy ropeway car ride and look down at the Majestic River and lush green beauty all around.

Shikar Eswara Temple

Srisailam .

Shikar Eswara temple is most sacred place, is situated in Sikharam, the highest point of Srisailam. This is 1 km far from Srisailam Bus Stand.

Srisailam Dam

Srisailam .

Srisailam Dam is famous for best tourist spot; this is built near Krishna River, and 13 km away from temple.

Trishul Restaurant


Trishul Restaurant if you're looking for some decent vegetarian food. Their highly detailed and descriptive menu is probably going to boggle your min

Hotel Grand Akka Mahadevi

Infront of Forest Office, Srisailam .

Hotel Grand Akka Mahadevi is located in Srisailam, one of the most important pilgrimage centers of Lord Shiva in India, and its one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The property is at a distance of 192 km from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport while Cumbum Railway Station is 100 km and Srisailam Bus Stand is 9.5 km away.

Akhila Bharata Redla Satram

Opposite to Bus Stand, Kurnool District, Srisailam .


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