Sakshi Ganapathi Temple near Srisailam is one of the famous temples around Srisailam to visit during the Mallikarjuna Yatra. It is a small shrine located about 3 km from Srisailam and frequented by pilgrims since ancient times.
The traditional belief is that the Ganapathi in this temple keeps regular account of all the pilgrims to tender ‘Sakshyam’ (evidence) of their visit to this Kshetram and is named as Sakshi Ganapathi. The sculpture of this deity is exquisitely made holding a book in the left hand and ‘Kalam’ (pen) in the right hand in such a way as noting down the names of devotees.
About Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy & Bhramaramba Devi Temples
The ancient and sacred temple of Srisailam is of great historical and religious significance. Situated on the south bank of the river Krishna, in the Nallamala forest (Kurnool district), on a 457 meter high hill is the Bhramaramba Mallikharjunaswamy temple, one of the 12 Jyothirlingas in the country. One of the state’s three famous Linga Kshetrams (Draksharamam and Nagarjunamo are the other two), it is also known as “Sri Mallikharjunam” and “Sri Parvatham”.