Mallikarjuna Bhramaramba devi Temple is located in Shrishailam, Kurnool,Andhra Pradesh . This Holy Shrine is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi or Shakthi and is one among 51 Shakthi Peethas and also one of the 18 Maha Shakthi Peethas.
This Temple is one of the 12 Jyotir Linga Temple and is one among 275 Shiva Stalam
Part of Maa Sati's neck fell here. This place is located in Andhra Pradesh and is a very famous pilgrimage spot. The idol of Devi is in the form of Maha Lakshmi and Shiva as Shambaranand Bhairav. Lord Shiva is also called as "Mallikharjuna Swamy" and Maa is known as "Brahmaraambika". This is a very famous divine tourist spot and is one of the only 12 Jyotir Linga Shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva throughout India.
Bhramaramba (Bhramari) means the Mother of bees. Once upon a time, a demon named Arunaasura ruled the whole world. Chanting Gayatri mantra, he performed Tapasya for a very long time, and pleased Lord Brahma. Arunaasura, wished that he should not be killed by two feeted and four feeted creatures.
Lord Brahma granted his wish. With this wish of Arunaasura, Devathas were worried and prayed Adi Shakti. She appeared and told that, Arunaasura is her devote and can,t be killed unless he stops worshiping her. As per the plan of Devathas, Brihaspathi(Jupiter), the Deva guru meets Arunaasura.
The demon wondered and asked Brihaspathi the reason for his visit. Brihaspathi told him that, as both of them worship the same deity, the Gayatri, there is no wonder if he meets him. Arunaasura felt ashamed of himself for worshiping Gayatri, who is also being worshiped by Devathas and stopped worshiping her. With this Adi Shakti became angry and took the form of Bhramari / Bhramarambika.
Bhramaramba Shaktipeeth is situated in the campus of Mallikarjuna Swami temple (Jyotirling). Srisailam is known as Siddhi kshetra. There is a Jyotirlinga and a Shakti Peetha at Srisailam. It is considered by the ancient Indians as the point of reference to locate any place in the world.
The temple of Devi Bhramaramba is present in the campus. A temple of (Uma devi) Ardhanariswara is also presesnt in the campus. There is a Shiva Linga of Vriddha Mallikarjuna in the campus. There is a Triphala vriksha in the campus, under which the great Rishi Agastya resides in hidden form.
Previously Guru Dattatreya appeared under this tree. There are some Kundams(Small wells) in the campus. The water of Manohara kundam is used for Shivabhisheka. The temple is situated on the south bank of Krishna River in Nallamalai forest.
Bhramara means bees and goddess Bhramarambika is ( Parvati), the consort of Lord Mallikarjuna (Shiva). She is said to have assumed the form of a bee and worshiped him. The Goddess is worshiped as Brahmani Shakti. Legend says that one can get mukti by taking birth at Srisailam.