Mallikarjuna jyotirlinga has in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. With the dense forest all around, this region offers the hailing sound of devotees of Lord Shiva especially in the month of Sawan (July-August). This architecturally rich temple located on the banks of Krishna River. Several lakhs of followers of Lord Shiva visit this auspicious temple with utmost devoutness. According to an ancient belief, in ancient times this place is the inaccessible owing to harsh topography. And even then several mythological characters did visit this shrine to worship Lord Shiva.
Mallikarjuna jyotirlinga Historical Overview:
According to ancient belief, Lord Kartikey, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, got angry with his parents and left the Kailas. And went to the Kraunch alp. Despite of the several efforts, he didn’t come back. Then consequently, Lord Shiva along with Parvati decided to go them. However, they didn’t find him and eventually Shiva decided to stay there as a form of Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga in Andhra Pradesh, India along with Parvati as Mallikarjuna. As Mallika is another name of Parvati and Shiva is also named as Arjuna. Hence this jyotirlinga got its name.
How to reach:
Mallikarjuna jyotirlinga has the good connection to major towns and cities of Andhra Pradesh. There are the taxi services available from Bethamcherla (46 Kilometers), Gadwal (59 Kilometers), Chapirevula (64 Kilometers.) and Raichur (96 Kilometers). It is merely a ten to twenty minutes’ drive to reach Mallikarjuna jyotirlinga from the Kotla Railway Station via car. If you do not have a car then no need to worry. There are numerous online car rental companies which provide taxi hiring services in Mallikarjuna jyotirlinga. You can book a car online over the internet. Several online cab hiring packages are available for the tourists to enjoy an uninterrupted ride to the jyotirlinga. At last, here is some most famous nearby cities that will offer the full pleasure.
- Bethamcherla 46 kilometers
- Gadwal 59 kilometers
- Chapirevula 64 kilometers
- Raichur 96 kilometers
- Mahbubnagar 115 kilometers
Anantapur 151 kilometers