Ashtabandhanam in Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple? What is Ashtabandhanam? Why it it is done at Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple?
According to the Executive Officer of Srisailam Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Ashtabandhanam begins on 9th June 2014. It follows by Kumbhabhishekam rituals.
What is Ashtabandhanam?
Ashtabandhanam is a Vedic procedure of restricting anything in a proposed place. In Srisailam temple, as per the officials, Priests and the common devotees, the Shivalinga has been diminishing in its size since years. Experts revealed that it is a result of ‘Panchamrita Abhishekam’. Milk, ghee and other material in Panchamrita are the reasons for diminishing nature of Shivalinga.
In Srisailam, as a part of Ashtabandhanam, the space between Shivalinga and Panavatta is filled (sanctified) with herbs amidst the Vedic chants.
Earlier, the EO has raised a controversy by issuing a proposal of golden cover for Shivalinga to protect it from diminishing in its size. This proposal was taken back when Veera Shaiva Associations and common devotees opposed it.
Other Temples in Srisailam Temple Premises
- Vruddha Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
- Ardhanarishwara Temple
- Pandava Prathishtitha Lingam (Shivalinga installed by Pandavas)
- Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
- Sanagala Basavanna
- Addala Mandapam
- Triphala Vruksham
- Sahasralingeshwara Swamy Temple
- Sri Rama and Sita Devi Pratishtitha Sahasralingams
Other Temples Nearby…
- Bhramaramba Devi Temple
- Hathakesvara Temple
- Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
- Sakshi Ganapati Temple
- Shikaresvara Temple
- Mahanandi Mahanandishwara Swamy Temple
Important festivals celebrated at the temple..
- Mahasivaratri Brahmothsavams
- Ugadi Celebrations
- Dasara Celebrations (Durga Navaratri Puja)
- Sankranthi Uthsavam (Sankranti Brahmotsavam)
- Arudrothsavam (Arudra Mahotsavam)
- Karthika Maasa uthsavams
- Sravana Maasa uthsavams