श्रीशैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् l
Goddess Parvati in Mallikarjuna Temple

The second shrine/Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva is the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh. It is also believed to be the first place where Lord Shiva appeared as an infinite column of fire, thus illuminating the world. This temple is dedicated to two deities Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. This temple holds significance both for the Shaivam and the shaktam sect of hindus. Shaivam means followers of Lord Shiva whereas Shaktam means the followers of goddess Adiparashakti. Goddess Parvati is the reincarnation of Goddess Adiparashakti, Goddess Sati being the first. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped as Mallikarjuna and Goddess Parvati is worshipped as Brahmaramba.

Mallikarjuna Temple

The story behind this Jyotirlinga is that once Lord Shiva decided to test…….

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