Karthika Masam is one of the four holy months in Hindu calendar. Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is one of the popular temples to perform Karthika Masam Pujas and vratams.
Karthikam, the 8th month of Indian Calendar is said to be the most auspicious month. On the important days of this month like Mondays, full moon day etc., Deepothsavam in which a large number of lamps are lighted in the temple premises.
On the full moon day (Karthika Pournami) of the month Jvalathoranam (bonfire) performed in the temple. It is said that by mere seeing the said Jvalathoranam one can get clear of from sins.
Large number of pilgrims will visit the temple during Kartheeka Masam especially 30 to 40 thousands pilgrims will visit the temple during Sunday and Mondays of said month.