A pilgrimage to this temple of Lord Mallikarjuna at Srisailam hill is considered to be equal to a trip to holy Kailash.This temple is set in Nallamalai forests in picturesque surroundings with river Krishna flowing near by.
The temple complex is unique as it houses Jyothirlinga as well as a Shakthipeeta. Here in this temple ,devotees can offer pujas directly to Lord Mallikarjuna but advance booking is required and one has to follow specific dress code (wearing Veshti and Angavastra) to enter the sanctum sanctorum. The Vimana of the temple is covered with gold plates and is in the shape of a pyramid. The Lord's consort Braharambha is one of the 18 Mahasakthis and it is believed that neck portion of Sathi Devi fell here after things that followed Daksha yagna . There are many shrines around the temple complex for Ganesha, Ardhanareeshwara, Kalabhairava, Veerabhadra . There's also a beautiful Nandimandapa here.
Barely 3 Kms away from the temple is the shrine of Sakshi Ganapati. Pilgrims do not miss paying obeisance to this Ganesha and it is believed Lord here keeps an account of pilgrims visiting Srisailam temple . The idol here holds a book in left hand and a pen in the right.
The roads here are excellent and it passes through Tiger Reserve. the roads remains closed from 9 Pm to 6 Am. Those travelling to temple must make a note of the same.
A detailed description can be found in the link provided.
Mobile/ cameras are not allowed in this temple and there are locker facilities to store the same.
check my earlier Jyothirlinga posts on 1. Ramanathaswamy temple Rameshwaram, 2.Somnath temple, Gujarat, 3.Bhimashankar near Pune,4.Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain, 5.Nageshwara Jyothirlingam Dwarka
a few pictures from Sakshi Ganapati are shared below.
check this link too for temple gallery pictures