Shri Shail Shakti Peeth

Important information

  • Location: Srisaila Devasthanam, Kurnool Dist, Atmakur Mandal, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh 518101
  • Timings: Open 5.00 am and Close 10.00 pm
  • Best time to visit : Between August to March and During the festival Durga Puja and Navaratri.
  • Nearest Railway Station : Markapur Railway Station at a distance of nearly approx 80 kilometres from Srisaila temple.
  • Nearest Airport : Rajiv Gandhi International airport a distance of nearly 199 kilometres from Srisaila temple.
  • Did you know: This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother.

Shri Shail Shakti Peeth is a holy place for Hindus. This temple is located near Kurnool, 250 km from the Hyderabad city, Andhra Pradesh, India. This temple is also called 'South kailas' and 'Brahmagiri'. Mallikarjuna Jyotirling of Lord Shiva is also located along with Shri Shail Shakti Peeth. Bhramaramba devi temple is also situated about 7 kilometers from this temple which is considered as Shakti Peeth.

This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. In this temple, Shakti is worshiped as 'Mahalakshmi' and Bhairav ​​is worshiped as ' Sambaranand ' and 'Ishwaranand'. According to the Puranas, wherever the pieces of the sati, the clothes or the ornaments held, have fallen, wherever Shaktipeeth came into existence. They are called the most sacred shrines. These shrines are spread across the entire Indian subcontinent.

According to mythology, Goddess Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organised by her father King Daksheshwara. When Lord Shiva was running around the earth carrying her body then Lord Vishnu divided the body in 51 parts using his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘cervical part’ of Sati fell to this place.

All the festivals are celebrated in Nandipur Shakti Peeth, especially in the festival of Durga Puja and Navaratri, special puja is organized. During these festivals, some people keep fasting (do not eat food) as a respect and dedication to God's worship. In the days of the festival, the temple is decorated with flowers and lights. The spiritual atmosphere of the temple provides peace to the heart and mind of the devotees.

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