Posted by: raju0704 | November 2, 2008

Visit to Srisailam

Visit to Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy (Jyothirlingam) and Brhamaramba Devi (Ashtadasa Maha Sakthi-peetam) Temple at SriSailam

Location:

Srisailam is situated on a flat top of Nallamalai hills by the side of the river Krishna in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.

Bus route:

There is a straight bus from Chennai (Koyamped). About 500 kms of overnight journey for 13 hrs through Thirupathi, Cudappah and Nandhyal

Train route:

Markapur, which is 91 K.M. from Srisailam in Guntur – Hubli line on South Central Railway is the closest railway station, from where buses are available to Srisailam. But there is no straight train to Markapur from Chennai.

Through Ongole:

The shortest and fastest route from Chennai is Chennai-Ongole-Srisailam. Ongole, about 300 kms from Chennai is in the Vijayawada train route and takes about 4 hrs 15 mins journey through train and then the bus journey from Ongole to Sri Sailam takes about 5 hrs 30 mins for 190 kms.

For a complete road travel, you have to take NH-5 through
Chennai – Tada – Gudur – Nellore – Kavali – Ongole;
and at Ongole, you need to turn left  and take the
Ongole – Podile – Markapur – Dornala – Srisailam route
The forest road at Dornala opens only at 6 AM (sure) and closes by 7 PM (not sure). So you need to plan your trip accordingly.

The Wikimapia link of the location is here

Significances:

  • There is a common belief that this Holy Kshetram exists from times immemorial. The antiquity and origin of God Mallikarjuna Swamy and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is not known.
  • Srisailam plays a dominant role in our religious, cultural and social history from ancient times. The prominence of Srisailam is highlighted by the fact that in the sankalpa mantra of our today’s homams we specify the location of our place with reference to Srisailam only. The epigraphical evidence reveals that the history of Srisailam begins with the Sathavahanas who were the first empire builders in South India.  The earliest known historical mention of the Hill – Srisailam, can be traced in Pulumavi’s Nasik inscription of 1st Century A.D.
  • The presiding deities are Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy, one of the twelve Jyothirlingas and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi one of the eighteen Mahasakthis and both are self-manifested. The unique feature of this kshetram is the combination of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one campus, which is only one of its kind.
  • The Dwadasa Jyotirlinga shrines or the 12 shrines enshrining Shiva in the form of a Jyotirlingam, have been held in reverence since time immemorial in the Indian system of beliefs. These temples are closely linked with legends from the puranas and are rich in history and tradition. They are more ancient than Chidambaram, Thiruvannamalai etc., Vedas say that the dharshan of SriSailam will wash away all the sins of the previous births and brings salvation.
  • Only one of the Jyothirlingams, Rameswaram and only one of the Mahasakthi peetams, Kanchipuram are in Tamilnadu.
  • Thanks to Mr.Sankaranarayanan for sending this note: Yesterday I came across an article by Paramacharya. Shiva told that whoever visits Srisailam will reach Kailash after the end of this birth. Ganesha told Him “You are an asutoshi and hence people will tell you that they have visited Srisailam without visiting and hence I will reside there as Sakshi Ganapathi. Whoever visits Srisailam, after the dharshan, should visit me also, so that I will note down”. Hence the Srisailam visit is complete only after having a dharshan of Sakshi Ganapathi. (Unfortunately we didn’t know this important piece of information beforehand and we didn’t visit – we didn’t have time as well).
  • It is said that Shiva told Paravathi that He considers SriSailam as his most favourite place, more than Kailasam, and the place reflects His full power
  • 3 of the Jyothirlingas – Rameswaram, Sri Sailam and Kedarnath – have been sung by Thevarams – they are part of the 275 Thevara temples. Sambhandar and Sundarar have sung about Srisailam from Kalahasthi itself; Thirunavukkarasar, on return from Kailasam, worshipped here.
  • Maha Bharatham, Ramayanam, Siva Puranam, Mathsya Puranam, Agni Puranam and Vayu Puranama have mentioned this temple.
  • Arunagirinathar and Vallalar have sung on this temple
  • Marutha tree (Arjuna tree) has been Sthla Vruksham only in 3 temples and they are:
    a) Thiruppudai maruthur near Ambasamudhram in Trinelveli – Kadaimaruthur  or Pudarjunam
    b) Thiruvidai maruthur near Kumbakonam where Sri Mahalinga Swamy is present – Idaimarudhur  or Madhyarjunam
    c) SriSailam – Thalai marudhur or Mathyarjunam
    Arjunam also has a meaning of Parameswaran

Our Trip:

We came here after Hampi/Nava Brindhavan and Manthralayam. We started off from Manthralayam by a KSRTC bus by 10 PM and reached the base of the hills by 5 AM. We were stopped in front of a very beautiful, big and new Ayyappan Temple. Nice bakthi songs were emanating from the temple and it was wonderful to be in front of that temple in that early morning hour in half sleep in the backdrop of those bakthi songs. I thought we were stopped just for a tea and didn’t wake up but learnt only later that we were waiting for the forest road to open. Finally it was opened by 5:45 AM and took us a solid 1hr 50 min to climb the hill and reach the top.

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We took the lodging at Chandeeswara Sadanam, reserved previously through internet (details towards the end). The room was big and ok, typical of what can be expected of a Government maintained lodging at a pilgrimage center.

We had booked for the abhisheham through internet for the 10-11:30 timing. As we entered the temple, we could see lot of people going into the temple and so expected a big crowd and actually it was massive since it was the Navarathri time and it was a Gandhi Jayanthi public holiday.

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Luckily, since we had booked for the Abhisheham, we could get into the temple very easily and when we entered the outside mandapam where Abhisheha ubayathars were waiting, a rude shock was waiting for us. Before this, I was thinking that we will be along with a few more families, the abhisheham will take about an hour and we will be watching it from the front like a normal temple.  But here, there was a very big crowd waiting at the mandapam and the man at the entrance got our ticket and gave some serial number in 200+ and said it will take about 2-3 hours as per the sequence. Further, we were told that only the couple will be allowed inside and not even son and daughter! (we were a group of 7). We didn’t know what to do and we were totally helpless. Except we 3 (I, my wife and son), the others then went out to have dharshan through some other means.

Then we were just roaming around and luckily met with a senior Gurukkal who was really “God sent” for us. Knowing that we were from Chennai and we had to return the same day, he arranged a man to take care of us who took us through some special gates which were locked, till to the sanctum sanctorum. We waited there for about 30 mins to finally being called for the abhisheham. To our dismay, strictly only the couples were allowed inside and my son was stopped.

For the abhisheha booking, we were given a packet with few abhisheha items like Vibhoothi, milk, rose water, etc., and inside the garbhagraham, by sitting behind the lingam, and through the guidance of the priest, we did the abhisheham ourselves. The lingam is very tiny with the Avudai (base) at the floor level itself with only the top portion protruding just for about half a feet. We were cramped inside along with 3 more couples and the abhisheham was done in a hurry. All in all it took just about 10 minutes and that itself was a big bonus considering the rush there. Luckily, when we were coming out after the abhisheham, my son was also entering the sanctum to touch the lingam and worship.

It was not the usual calm, peaceful and long abhisheham as I was expecting but it was a fantastic feeling that (a) we could, first of all, enter inside the garbagraha of such a puranic and sacred temple; (b) then we could actually touch the linga, one of the 12 jyothirlingas; and (c) finally do the abhisheham ourselves. It was totally an unexpected sweet and beautiful experience (after that initial rude shock, of course). I didn’t know any of these procedures and customs beforehand and just when I booked the rooms through the internet, I just saw a big list of temple sevas and their fees. The abhisheham was the lowest in the list and I just booked it, that’s all. It finally ended up in a beautiful experience.

The temple is a real beauty and the vimanam of the Shiva shrine is given a Gold cover. There are plenty of shrines inside with many lingams and beautiful sculptures.

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Shrines inside the Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple:

1. Vrudhamallikarjuna Swamy:

This lingam is said to be oldest than the present Mallikarjuna swamy lingam. There is no Nandhi in front of it. The lingam is uneven on its outer face indicating its ancientness and it was worshipped by Chandravathi. Hence it is called Vrudha Mallikarjuna swamy.

2. Ardhanareeswar:

This oldest idol is in the northern side of the temple and its period is unknown.

3. Lingas installed by Pandavas:

Five temple are situated beside the Ardhanareseswara temple.

4. Mallika Gundam (water well):

According to mythology, this Gundam was part of the Saraswathi river, which flows in the inner of the Krishna river. This Saraswathi river is called ‘Antaarvahine’ which means it is flowing along with other rivers i.e. Krishna. Many devotees used this Mallika Gundam water to heal their diseases. Another important aspect being that the shade of the Mallikarjuna shrine/ Gopuram is being reflected in this ‘Gundam’.

5. Veerabhadra Swamy Temple:

This north facing idol is guarding the Lord Mallikarjuna swamy.

6. Sanagalabasavanna:

It is situated in front of the Verasiro mandapam, known as “Nandi mandapam”. This Nandi is called Nandeeswara (Baswanna).

7. Addala (Mirror) Mandapam:

Place for Swamy where he takes rest in the nights.

8. Tri fruit tree (Triphala Vruksham):

Juvvi, Ravi and Medi plants together grown as one tree. It was said that Acharya Nagarjuna and others were given deeksha under this tree. There is a belief that childless couples will be blessed with child by doing pradakshina here.

9. Nithyakalyana mandapam (marriage hall):

Daily Marriage function of the Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bramaramkika ammawaru is done here in the evening times.

10. Sri Rama and Sita Devi’s Sahasralingams:

Sahasra meaning thousand and 1000 lingas are carved in one linga. Sri Rama’s linga is situated in Mallikarjuna Swamy temple whereas Sita Devi’s is in Ammn temple.

Others:

Sabda madhas, Brahma Kundam (well), Vishnu Kundam, Manohara Kundam, Yudhdha Mallikarjunar, Uma Maheswarar, Kumaraswamy (Murugan) temple, Chandramba, Pancha Nandeeswarar, Sidhdhi Vinayahar, Pancha lingeswarar, Raja Rajeswari

Ashtadasa Maha Sakthi-peetas

Sathidevi (Parvathi) went to an Yagna conducted by Her father Dakshan without invitation and was humiliated by Her parents and sisters. So She immolated herself. Lord Shiva came there, collected Her body and was roaming here and there with it in angry. Lord Vishnu noticed this and on the request of Goddesses, He cut the body of Sathidevi into pieces with His Sudharshan Chakra. In the process, the body was cut in to 18 pieces and thrown in different directions and became as “Asthadasa (18) Sakthi Peethas” as follows:

Part of the body fallen Place Name of Sakthi
1.Groin Trimkomali(Srilanka) Sankari devi
2.Back Part Kanchi(Tamilnadu) Kamakshi devi
3.Stomach part Praddyumnam(Gujarat) Sri srunkala devi
4.Head hairs Mysore(Karnataka) Chamundeswari devi
5.Upper teeth rows Alampur(Andhra Pradesh) Jogulamba devi
6.Neck part Srisailam(Andhra Pradesh) Bhramramba devi
7.Eyes sholapur(Maharastra) Mahalakmi devi
8.Right hand Nanded(Maharastra) Ekavenika devi
9.Upper lip Ujjain(Madya pradesh) Mahakalai devi
10.Left hand Pithapuram(Andhra Pradesh) Puruhutika devi
11.Navel Cuutack(Orissa) Girija devi
12.Left cheek Draksharamam(A.P) Manikyamba devi
13.Vulva Gauhathi(Assam) Kamarupa devi
14.Fingers(hand) Prayaga(Uttar Pradesh) Madhaveswari devi
15.Head part Jwala(Himaclapradesh) Vaishnavi devi
16.Breast part Gaya(Bihar) Sarvamangala devi
17.Wrist Varanasi(Uttar Pradesh) Visalaksi devi
18.Right Hand Kashmir Saraswathi devi

Brahmarambigai Temple

We then went to the Amman temple which by itself is a completely independent and big temple. There was a big crowd there also but lucky again for us, the same Gurukkal was present there also and he, again, sent another person to take care of us. He took us inside through some special gates again and we had a very peaceful and calm dharshan here.

A rare sculpture of Lopa Mudhra, wife of Agasthya Maharshi can be seen the sala mandapam of devi temple. The outside walls of the temple have many beautiful sculptures.

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While coming out, we were then worried about the other group. They were just waiting for us outside and we learnt that they also had a very good dharshan with the help of the same Gurukkal. But for him, it could have been a testing time for us. We all, then went to his house to give big ‘thank you’. His help didn’t end there. He arranged for somebody to take us to a mutt where free meals are being provided to Brahmins.

Here again, we had a different experience. We had to remove the shirts first and then had to wait till ‘all’ the items are served for ‘all’ the people. No one should start eating till then. Then a man gave us the instructions and we have to do the Parishesanam with mantras and then only start. All in all, it took more than 10 minutes to start eating finally!. A nice way to kindle the hunger. It didn’t end there. After finished eating, we should not get up just like that. We had to wait till everyone completes eating and again, the man instructed for the closing Parishesana mantras to complete the process. Then people have to get up row by row and go for washing. What an experience!

I had some wrong information through internet that SriSailam to Ongole is 2 hours but understood there that it is actually about 6 hrs. We had the train at Ongole for 10 PM and so we could not do anything else. After the meals, we just vacated the lodge and boarded the bus at 3:30 PM. It took full 2 hrs just to climb down to the base and from there it was a further 3hrs 30 mins to Ongole. It was a very tiring journey especially after the 5 hectic days and finally when we landed at the Ongole railway station at 9:30 PM, it was a big relief. The train at Ongole was scheduled for 10:40 PM but actually came at 12 midnight but it didn’t bother us much since the station and the waiting room were very clean with granite flooring and in fact we could munch on the happy memories of the trip. Everyone was woken up from deep sleep when the train approached Perambur. It was 4:15 AM when we finally landed at Central.

Festival: Like Karthigai deepam of Thiruvannamalai and Brhmosthavam of Thirupathi, Maha Sivarathri day is the most auspicious here and the Kalayana Utsavam on that day is the most famous festival

Legend:

  • A number of legends have grown round Srisailam and its principal deities.  Among them the most significant one is that Parvatha, son of Silada Maharshi is said to have performed penance, pleased Siva and made him agree to live on his body.  This Parvatha assumed the shape of big Hill -‘ Sriparvatha’ and Siva lived on it’s top as Mallikarjuna Swamy.
  • There is a legend involving Murugar similar to Palani. Murugar came and sat in an adjacent hill here in angry over Shiva and Parvathi since they favoured Vinayagar. Shiva and Parvathi came to Srisailam only to cool down Murugar
  • Arjunan got the weapon of Pasupatha Asthram only here after a long penance
  • Hirnaya Kasibu worshipped during Grutha yuga
    Ramar installed a lingam here, after killing Ravana during the Dhretha yuga
    Panadavas installed a lingam here after finishing their 12 years of stay at forests during the Dhwabara yuga
    Aadhi Sankarar, Nagarjunacharyar, Chathrapathi Shivaji, Krishna deva raya visited during this kali yuga; Shivaji stayed here for some time, worshipped Brahmarambigai and constructed one of the towers, Uthara Gopura, also called, the Shivaji Gopuram
  • The importance of the temple was revealed to Vedha vyasar by Sanath Kumarar, the son of Lord Brahma.
  • Sage Bringi (Chennai’s Parangi malai is named only after him) once came in pradhikshnam around Shiva neglecting Paravathi Devi in the form of a bee. She got angry and cursed him first but later blessed him at the behest of Shiva. Devi is called Brhmarambigai since She blessed Bringi (Brahmaram means bee). It is said that one can hear the buzzing sound of bee in a hole behind the Sanctum of Ambal (we came to know about it only later and so could not check it out).
  • Shiva gave dharshan as Ardha Nareewarar to Sage Bringi

Places of interest in Srisailam and surroundings

There are many other sacred places, ancient temples around Srisailam and the details can be found in the official site. There are also many pleasure places  like Project tiger – Trekking in jeeps through forest road and finally a view point; Water falls – you have to get down 350 steps to reach the falls; Boating at Krishna river and the rope car. You have to have atleast two days for Srisailam to see it in full and preferable to come by own transport atleast from the base of the hill to enjoy all the places at your own pace. We could not see any other place than the main temple  since we planned just for a day. We would definitely like to visit again peacefully on a 2 days trip, possibly on a working day.

Nava Nandhi kshetrams:

There are nine (nava) Nandhi kshetrams around Srisailam. Brahma Nandhi, Naga Nandhi, Vinaya Nandhi, Garuda Nandhi, Shiva Nandhi, Maha Nandhi, Surya Nandhi, Vishnu Nandhi and Soma Nandhi – most of them are around Nadhyal.

Chandeeswara Sadanam where we stayed:

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Srisailam websites (both are almost the same):

http://www.srisailamonline.com/default.asp.
http://www.srisailamtemple.com/Srisaila_devasthanam/INDEX.HTM

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Responses

  1. Part of the body fallen Place Name of Sakthi

    1.Groin fell at “Nainatheevu” (Nagam worshipped). It is an island; 20min boat ride from Jaffna (Northern part of Sri Lanka). We called as “Nainai Nagapoosani Amman”. (Anyone can visit this temple now, becz, the situation in SL is smooth.) Actually the place called Trimkomali(East part of SriLanka) has a Shivan Temple called “Koneswaram” which is also one of the paadal pettra stalam. “Koneswaram” temple is in the hill top adjoining with the sea. it has famous rock cut called “Ravanan Vettu” (Religious story says: Ravana’s Mother used to pray Kailas from sri lanka but this mountain didn’t allow to view the Kailas fully therefore, Ravanan cut the rock for his mother but historical sites are narrating different stories).

  2. Dear sir
    I can just say good information shared with like minded people even pictures are very useful thank u Keep posting more visits
    Perugu Balasubramanyam

    • couple of weeks before went to srisilam. journey from ongole to srisilam is very tedious it takes about 4 to 4.5 hours since the road is very narrow. dornala check post closed by 9 pm and opens @6am
      if one misses 9 o clock you can stay at dornala lot of lodges available
      I travelled by car from chennai to srisilam we started by 2pm and reached to srisilam by 9pm Route is via nellore,kavali and ongloe. and from ongole you should kurnool route

  3. you can compile all the temple visit in pdf format containing alphabetcial list of Gods/States/Place so that any one can access easily – in addition to blog writing. is it possible for you?
    skcark@yahoo.com

  4. Hi,Thank you for writing your experience, I hope this will help me and many more before actually visiting Srisailam. However, I just wanted to give some more information about the Shakti Peethas( body parts of Sati) , there are 52 Shakti peethas as Sati’s body was divided into 52 parts by Sudarsan Chakra and fell on earth in 52 different location in Indian Peninsula. Below, is the link with full details.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakti_Peethas

    On this one you have mentioned Cuttack Odisha to have navel , it is actually Jajpur, Odisha and the temple is Viraja Temple. And also groin of Sati fell in Guwahati, Kamakshya temple. It is believed to be the most powerfull and tantric form of Shakti peethas.

    Thanks

  5. Hi Raju,

    Thank you very much for the info. I am planning to visit Srisailam in next month. I am planning to book accommodation online in the same guest house. I have few queries in accommodation. I request you to answer the below queries?

    1) As I am going along with my parents (senior citizens), may I know the room numbers in ground floor. Online booking is asking for the room number

    2) How many number of people are allowed to stay in one room

    3) Is the stay can be extended for 2 days? or we need to book the room again on next day

    Thanks in advance

  6. you have mentioned that your son was stopped and could not participate in the abhishekam. why the temple authorities denied for your son
    skcark@yahoo.com

    • Only two persons per abhisheham were allowed. I’ve booked for just one abhishegam and that’s the reason. If you want to take more people, you have to book more no of abhishegams accordingly. Abhishegam means pouring some amount of milk (given by them) over the lingam just for a few minutes, that’s all.

  7. Hi Raju, first of all please accept my thank full wishes. I am planning to visit srisailam in this December. Actually I planned one day is enough to see, with reading your article I know more and I am planning now for two days.

    Thank you, Ramesh

  8. I have a very long time back intention to have Darsan at sreesylam. Eventhough i could have my holy darsan at kailas and Amarnadh this is still pending.yur experience and this travalogue will help a lot in my future visit.May God bless U with His choicest blessing-wish u all success

  9. dear,
    good details. your information is very useful. thankingyou. aasivadams.
    by
    Dr. C. Karthikeya Sivachariar.

  10. i along with my 3 friends, total 4, went from chennai to srisailam by my Tata nano–on 14/01/2012. started at 5.30 am in the morning from chennai.route taken–chennai-nellore–ongole-chimakurty-podile-markapur-dornala and srisailam. total distance–500 km. reached by evening 5.45 pm stayed there for 2 days and returned by the same route.excellent climate, beautiful darshan, and neat and clean place. feel like going every year.

  11. very nice given …nice taste u’r mind feeling..congrats…wish u all the best

  12. Dear Mr Raju
    Thank you for your valuable information and beautiful pictures.I would like to visit Srisailam sometime in future and this information given by you has been very useful.I would also like to visit the holy place where Akka Mahadevi took samadhi.Would invite some guidance on that.
    I was looking for ankola tree mentioned in Adi Shankaracharya’s verse and stumbled upon this site and thank you so much.Best wishes and regards…

  13. HI RAJU, FIRST OF ALL A THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE FOR ALL HINDUS, WHO ARE NOW JUST LIVING IN THE NAME AS HINDUS AND DO NOT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ARE RELIGION, ESPECIALLY I FEEL THAT OUR HINDU RELIGIOUS CONCEPT ARE NOT AT ALL KNOWN IN TAMIL NADU STATE WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER STATES, I PERSONALLY FEEL THAT YOUR WEBSITE HAS TO BE MADE KNOWN TO VERY HINDUS, THIS CAN BE DONE BY JUST STICKING A STICKER CONTAINING YOUR WEBSITE ID AND A MESSAGE WHERE YOU CAN KNOW MORE ABOUT TEMPLES AND STICK IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLES YOU VISIT.

    A SMALL EXAMPLE OF A STICKER AS;

    “VISIT “YOUR WEBSITE ID”
    ” A COMPLETE DETAILS OF ALL OUR HINDU TEMPLES”.

    THE ABOVE STICKER CAN BE PASTED AT ALL TEMPLES WHEREVER YOU VISIT.

    FROM TODAY I AND MY FRIENDS HAVE DECIDED TO ARRANGE THE STICKERS AND PASTE IN ANY TEMPLE WE VISIT.

    PLEASE FRIENDS FOLLOW THE ABOVE SUGGESTION TO MAKE OUR HINDU TEMPLES MORE WEALTHY

    • Hi Arvind Babu,
      It’s great gesture and I am humbled.. It’s a good suggestion to let this information flow out more rapidly. I am shy to do that from my side since it may give some wrong opinion but if others do, it’s different – it’s due to the love towards the religion.
      Regards,

      • hi raju,

        ANY SMALL CONTRIBUTION FOR A GOOD THING DO NOT NEED ANY SHY OR ANYBODY RECOMMENDATION OR COMMENTS, IF OUR SUBCONSCIOUS FEEL THAT ANY ACT WILL ADD A MERIT TO THE HUMAN BEING ESPECIALLY FOR ARE HINDUS AND OUR TEMPLES WE SHOULD IMPLEMENT IT IMMEDIATELY.

        NOW A DAYS, CHRISITIAN STUPIDS ARE IN FULL TIME WORK TO CONVERT OUR HINDU’S TO CHRISITIANS, SEE THE DEDICATION IN THEIR WORK, EVEN WHEN I WENT TO VILLAGES IN ANDHRA PRADESH TO ANY CITY, THEIR IS A CONVERSION MISSION, PERFORMING FROM THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE SOCIETY IN INDIA, I AND FRIENDS HAVE SAW SOME OF OUR HINDUS CONVERTED INTO CHRISTIANS IN RECENT YEARS.

        BUT I STOPPED SOME OF OUR HINDUS IN CONVERTING INTO CHRISITIANS BY PREACHING THE CONCEPT BEHIND OUR HINDUS RELIGION IS.

        ALREADY IT IS LATE, BUT ATLEAST NOW WE SHOULD BE UNITED AND LEARN AND CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT OUR RELIGION AND CONTRIBUTE MONEY SO THAT LOT OF TEMPLES ARE IN DUSTBIN.

        THANKS FOR ACCEPTING MY SUGGESTION, PLEASE IMPLEMENT IT.

        I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHETHER OTHER MEMBERS CAN ALSO SHARE THE EXPERIENCE OF THEIR VISIT IN THIS WEBSITE.

      • HI FRIENDS,

        ALSO, PLEASE SEND SMS OF THE THIS WEBSITE ID TO ALL OF THEM OF YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND TO ANYBODY, INDICATING BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OUR HINDU TEMPLES.

        SEND SMS; VISIT SHANTHIRAJU.WORDPRESS.COM FOR DETAILED VIEW OF HINDU TEMPLES, AND GUIDE TO VISIT THE TEMPLES.

  14. First of all i would like to thank you for this write up. I got a very great feeling that I was in sri sailam. It is very useful for everybody. My best wishes to your future temple visits as well as your write ups. God bless you. I once again thank u for the valueable info.

    Thank you

    selva

  15. Excellent information and details. Decided to visit as early as possibile to have the blessings of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy and Devi Brahamarambigai.
    Thanks for all your information,which given a great encoragement.

  16. srisailam is best place in india to see its my favourate place i love srisailam

  17. Your patience is appreciated. Your narration is extremely wonderful. Thank you very much for taking me to SriSailam, though I am seated in my office now.

  18. Namaskaram. How are you sir? I wanted to go to Ahobilam, Mahanandhi, and srisailam by car from Tambram. How many days it will take to see all the places? I want to see Ugra sathambam also with the grace of god. While coming back from srisailam if there is any places to see? whether we can come easily to chennai in one day or we have to stay in between if we have to stay means where we can stay? Four people are deceided to go (3 ladies and one man). Please give me your sugesstion and details. hope you will guide me. Thanks Regards

    Rajeswari

  19. Namaskaram. How are You? I want to go to ahobilam, mahanandhi and srisailam by car. On the way from srisailam to chennai if there is any places to see and stay. Hoe you will give me your suggestion and details. I have seen your srisailam trip details further I want more details

    Thanks

    Rajeswari

  20. Thanq for urs kind infermation is very great simply superb i feel very happy

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  22. Respected Mr.Raju,
    Myself and my family members are planning to visit srisailam on Dec 8th could you please let me know the senior kurukkal contact details, who helped you for having a good darshan.
    Thanks,
    Arvind

  23. Dear Mr. Raju Sir,
    Namaskaram, Thank you very much for the valuable information, as we have planned our trip to Srisailam with my family next week i.e. on 29-11-2009, your information is of great help to us. I humbly request you that if you could give us the name and contact details of the Senior Gurukkal at Srisailam, I would be really grateful to you as it will be of a great help to us for having good Darshan of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy and Devi Brahamarambigai.
    Thanking you and Best wishes,
    Regards,
    Venkatesan.

  24. Namaste Raju ji,

    Thank you very much for all the info. and photos you posted. I’ve meaning to visit Srisailam everytime we visit Bharat but haven’t been able to. Your blog has rekindled my eagerness and determination to visit this holy place soon. Thanks for the tour.

    Usha

  25. raju is blessed. the opportunity to read Raju’s blog, i believe, i am blessed and am waiting for the call from srisailam SHIVA & PARVATHI. My prayer to SHAKSHI GANAPATHY. Regards .

  26. Dear Mr.Raju,

    Your narration and presentation on the various temple tours you take us through is just superb.
    As I intend visiting Srisailam next month, would be
    grateful if you could kindly let me have the name
    and contact number of the Gurukal their who can help us for the darshan as i plan to be their on the
    2nd Oct.

  27. Hi Raju, Fabulous information, Really i sat for an hour and read completely, I like to have your personal email id, once thanks for your wonderful effort to bring so much information to all the viewers on Srisailam.

  28. hi raju, ur info is very usefull. am planning my trip to sreesailam, mahanandhi, ahobilam. starting from chennai taking my elderly uncle. can i contact u thru mail or phon? i like to in detail about ur trip. ur info will be very great full to me.
    thank u


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