Alampure Jogulamba, Sri shaile Bhramarambika /
Kolha pure Maha lakshmi, Mahurye Ekaveerika-Asthadasa Stotra of Adi Shankaracharya.
Appearing as Goddess Mahalakshmi, in what is generally assumed as a part of Shakta and Saivite culture, this is a symbol that the division between Saivites and Vaishnavites is some ting one should, I hold this view,be ashamed of.
And as a representation of the Hindu principle that the Cosmos is the unification of the Male and the Female Principle(Dynamic and Potential Energy respectively), the temple has Ardhanareeswara’I Lord Shiva and Devi in One Form..
Bramar means Bees .The humming of the bees , Hreem is the Bhijakshara of Goddess Bhuvaneswari.
‘Ome Sreem Hreem Hum Bhuvana mathre Namah’
The other unique feature of this Shakti Peeta is that a Sri Chakra is found in front of the Garbha Gruha,
The shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna picturesquely situated on a flat top of Nallamalai Hills, Srisailam is reputed to be one of the most ancient Kshetras in India. It is on the right side of the River Krishna in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. This celebrated mountain is also named as Siridhan, Srigiri, Sirigiri, Sriparvatha and Srinagam. It has been a popular centre of Saivite pilgrimage for centuries.
The prominence of this Divya Kshetram is highlighted by the fact that while performing our daily household rituals we specify place of location of our existence with reference to Srisailam.
The unique feature of this kshetram is the combination of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one campus, which is very rare and only one of its kind.
There is a common belief in vogue that this Holy Kshetram exists from times immemorial.
The antiquity and origin of God Mallikarjuna Swamy and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is not known.
The Mallikarjuna Linga is accessible to each and every devotee and anybody can go into the sanctum sanctorum of Mallikarjuna, touch him and perform Abhishekam and Archana himself to recitation of Mantras by Archakas without caste or creed or religion
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 its top as Mallikarjuna Swamy.
According to one story Chandravathi,the ruler of Chandraguptha Patana situated near Srisailam on the opposite bank of the river Krishna ran away from her father who made amorous advances to her went up the hill and settled down there with few servants. One day she found that one of her cows standing above a natural rock formation resembling the Sivalinga and shedding its milk over it. The princess in dream was informed that the piece of the stone was a self-manifested Linga of God Mallikarjuna and took to worshipping it. This story is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Two sculptures of the Prakara Wall of the temple also represent this story.
According to another story Sri,the daughter of a Rishi did penance, pleased Siva and got her name associated with the name of the Hill( Sailam ) which thereafter came to be known as Srisailam.
Once upon a time, a demon named Arunaasura ruled the whole world. Chanting Gayatri mantra, he performed Tapasya for a very long time, and pleased Lord Brahma. Arunaasura, wished that he should not be kílled by two feeted and four feeted creatures. Lord Brahma granted his wish.
With this wish of Arunaasura, Devathas were worried and prąyed Adi Shakti. She appeared and told that, Arunaasura is her devote and can,t be kílled unless he stops worshiping her.
As per the plan of Devathas, Brihaspathi(Jupiter), the Deva guru meets Arunaasura. The demon wondered and asked Brihaspathi the reason for his vist. Brihaspathi told him that, as both of them worship the same deity, the Gayatri, there is no wonder if he meets him. Arunaasura felt ashamed of himself for worshiping Gayatri, who is also being worshiped by Devathas and stopped worshiping her. With this Adi Shakti became angry and took the form of Bhramari / Bhramarambika. She created innumerable bees, which have six legs. These bees kílled Arunaasura and his whole army within seconds.
Darshan Timing: 4.00 AM 10PM
Every year in the month of Ashviyja, Navaratri festival will be conducted in the Bhramaramba temple.
A local festival by name Kumbham is held every year in the month of Chaitra (around April).
1.Vagbeejakshara mantra japa.
2.Navakshari mantra japa.
3.Saptashati stotra pathana
Location of Bhramaramba Shakti peetha:
INDIA>ANDHRA PRADESH>KURNOOL DISTRICT>SRISAILAM.
Srisailam is located in the Nallamala hills in a deep forest.
Nerest Bus station: Srisailam.
Nearest Railway stations: Markapur road, Ongole, Nandyala.
Nearest Air ports: Tirupati, Vijayawada.
The temple of Bhramaramba devi is located back to the Mallikarjuna swamy temple at a higher level, in the same campus.[Map Showing Bramarambha devi temple]