The town (as well as the mandal) of Srisailam (Kannada : ಶ್ರೀಶೈಲ shrīshaila , Telugu : శ్రీశైలం śrīśailaṃ ) is reputed for the shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna on the flat top of Nallamala Hills. It has played a dominant role in the Hindu religious, cultural and social history since ancient times. The epigraphical evidence reveals that the history of Srisailam began with the Satavahanas who were the first empire builders in South India. The earliest known historical mention of the hill, Srisailam, can be traced to the King Vasishthiputra Pulumavi's Nasik inscription of 1st Century A.D. Srisailam or Srisailamu (Śrīśailaṁ, Śrīśailamu) is situated in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is on the banks of the Krishna River about 212 km south of Hyderabad and 179 km from Kurnool. It is spelled as Shrishailam. There is a saying in Sanskrit about Srisailam : " श्रीशैल शिखर दृष्ट्वा पुनः जन्म न विद्यते । " In native script, "శ్రీశైల శిఖర దృష్ట్వా పునః జన్మ న విద్యతే ।" "śrīśaila śikhara dṛṣṭvā punaḥ janma na vidyate ।" Meaning "By seeing the śikhara or the peak of Srisailam, (one releases himself from the cycle of birth and death) one is not born again." Wikipedia
Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Srisailam, India. Explore Srisailam travel guide before you plan your trip here. The nearest major city to Srisailam is Hyderabad. Hyderabad, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City, Charminar. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Begumpet Airport, Rajiv G&hi International Airport. A holiday in Srisailam can generally be of 1-2 days.
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