Srisailam Sikharam | Sikhareshwaram | Srisaila Sikharam Drustva Punarjanma Na Vidyathe

Srisailam Sikharam temple tower no-watermark

Srisailam Sikharam temple tower no-watermark

Sikhareshwaram is one of sacred spots located at about 8 Km from the Srisailam main temple at a height of 2830 feet above the mean sea level. It is the highest peak of Srisailam Hills.

The Skanda Purana proclains that a mere glance of this Sikharam frees the human soul from the fitters of rebirth. (Srisaila Sikharam Drustva Punarjanma Na Vidyathe).

In ancient days people used to come to Srisailam on foot and those who unable to reach the shrine returned back by seeing this peak.

The Sikhareswaram temple is an ancient stone structure consisting of Garbhagriha, Antaralaya and 16 pillered Mukhamanda. The deity here is named as Veera Sankara Swamy and locally popularized as Sikhareswara Swamy.

Historically the Reddy Kings have constructed a flight of steps to this temple in the year 1398 A.D. and also a tank (Pushkarini) at this place.

During the medieval times this spot was the centre for many secret sects of Saivisam who performed their rituals in the cave like chambers which can be seen even today.

This place give a panoramic view of the entire temple complex of Srisailam including the meandering river Krishna.

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