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Mallikarjun Temple in Andhra pradesh

Mallikarjun Temple in Andhra pradeshMallikarjun Temple is situated on Shri Shaila Mountain by the banks of the Patal Ganga, Krishna River in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Also known as Kailash of the South, Mallikarjuna constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines of Shiva and is one of the greatest Shaivaite shrines in India. The presiding deities of Mallikarjuna Temple are Mallikarjuna (Shiva) and Bhramaramba (Devi). Every year there is a fair organized on account of Mahashivratri.

Legend of Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga
According to Shiva Purana, when Lord Ganesh was married of before his Kartikeya, and because of this brother Kartikeya became angry. Despite being stopped and consoled by his parents Shiv-Parvati, Kartikeya went away to the Kraunch Mountain. Even the Gods went and tried consoling Kartikeya but all their efforts were in vain. Because of this incident Shiv-Parvati were very sad and both decided that they would themselves go to Kraunch Mountain. However, when Kartikeya came to know that his parents have arrived, he went away. Eventually Lord Shiva assumed the form of Jyotirlinga and resided on that mountain by the name of Mallikarjuna. Mallika means Parvati, while Arjuna is another name of Shiva. In this way both Shiva and Parvati came to reside in this linga. It is said that by merely seeing the tip of mountain one is emancipated from all his sins and worries. The person becomes free from the vicious cycle of life and death. 

Architecture of Mallikarjun Temple
The architecture of the ancient Mallikarjun Temple is very beautiful and intricate. The temple has fort like walls, towers and a rich endowment of sculptural work. The huge temple is built in the Dravidian style with lofty towers and sprawling courtyards and is considered to be one of the finest specimens of Vijayanagar architecture. Temple of Tripurantakam, Siddavatam, Alampura and Umamaheswaram located in the vicinity of Mallikarjuna Jyotirlina are considered to be the four gateways to Sri Sailam.

Bhramaramba Shrine
Located adjacent to the Mallikarjun Temple is a shrine dedicated to Goddess Jagdamba who is known as Bhramaramba here. The Bhramaramba shrine is considered to be of great significance. Legend has it that Durga is said to have assumed the shape of a bee and worshipped Shiva here, and chose this place as her abode. 

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You know I have been to this very temple a couple of years ago as  a part of my field trip at college.


It was awesome..with those snake like paths on to the hill, it was indeed a divine and thrilling experience.

The best part was we where allowed to touch the Linga and put Belpatr onto it.
Just adjacent  to it was Mata rani's temple ... believe me it is the most powerful one I have seen..We had to stand for around 20 minutes at the door as they where some VIP's breaking 100 coconuts as a mark of their respect n gratefulness towards the divine goddess,
But, none -the- less the wait was worth it!


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Originally posted by Killer_Shark



You know I have been to this very temple a couple of years ago as  a part of my field trip at college.


It was awesome..with those snake like paths on to the hill, it was indeed a divine and thrilling experience.

The best part was we where allowed to touch the Linga and put Belpatr onto it.
Just adjacent  to it was Mata rani's temple ... believe me it is the most powerful one I have seen..We had to stand for around 20 minutes at the door as they where some VIP's breaking 100 coconuts as a mark of their respect n gratefulness towards the divine goddess,
But, none -the- less the wait was worth it!


Regards
Sia
Who were those mahaan vips yaar?Deadsach mein i get so irritated when these vips trouble the common man even in a place of worship.20 minutes is still fine but i have heard in tirupati temple devotees have to wait for hours and hours due to these vip darshans.Angry

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Posted: 06 October 2012 at 11:13pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by subha2601

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You know I have been to this very temple a couple of years ago as  a part of my field trip at college.


It was awesome..with those snake like paths on to the hill, it was indeed a divine and thrilling experience.

The best part was we where allowed to touch the Linga and put Belpatr onto it.
Just adjacent  to it was Mata rani's temple ... believe me it is the most powerful one I have seen..We had to stand for around 20 minutes at the door as they where some VIP's breaking 100 coconuts as a mark of their respect n gratefulness towards the divine goddess,
But, none -the- less the wait was worth it!


Regards
Sia
Who were those mahaan vips yaar?Deadsach mein i get so irritated when these vips trouble the common man even in a place of worship.20 minutes is still fine but i have heard in tirupati temple devotees have to wait for hours and hours due to these vip darshans.Angry


VIPs were some TV actors!

@Tirumala: Oh have been there n number of times... It is the most powerful and richest temple in the world.. as Lord Vishnu has installed the Sudarshan chakra there!

Just a couple of months back when I visited the temple we waited for around 4-6 hrs in the line and then we were told to come back after a few hours as there was supper rush cause of VIPs!

Even after the wait people still go there, cause after you see Lord Venkateshwara's idol in the light of those diyas is a site to watch...and all that pain and wait is justified.. you are left with devotion in heart and tears in eyes.


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