Bhramaramba Devi Temple Srisailam
Bhramaramba Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Jagdamba who is known as Bhramaramba here., a form of Goddess Parvati is one of theMaha Shakti Peetha Temple . There are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas . Located on the Nallamala Hills, Bhramaramba Devi Temple is within the temple complex of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple.
The Bhramaramba shrine is considered to be of great significance. Legend has it that Durga is said to have assumed the shape of a bee and worshipped Shiva here, and chose this place as her abode. In this temple, goddess is worshiped in the form of Brahmani Shakti. The idol of the Goddess has eight arms and is wearing a silk sari. Inside the garbha griha of the temple, there is an idol of Lopamudra, wife of saint Agastya. There is a sri yantra in front of garbha griha. Bhramaramba Devi Temple Timings for darshan are from 4.30 AM to 10 PM. It is open on all days of the week.
There are many legends associated with the Bhramaramba Devi Temple. As per the most popular legend, Arunasura, a demon, was an ardent devotees of Lord Brahma. Pleased with his unwavering dedication, Lord Brahma blessed him with the powers that he can not be killed by any two or four legged living being. After receiving the boon, Arunasura started causing problems to devas and saints.
Because of his immense powers, devas couldn't defeat him. Owing this, they went to Goddess Durga and pleased her to protect them. As an answer to their request, Goddess Durga took the form of Bhramari or Bhramarambika and created thousands of six legged bees that killed the demon. Later Goddess stayed back in the form Bramarambika in Srisailam.
There is one more legend associated with Bhramaramba devi temple as it is one of the shakti peethas. According to the story of Shakti peeth, King Daksha, father of Goddess Sati, organized a yagna but did not invite Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati. In spite of this, Goddess Sati decided to attend her father’s yagna. However, grieved by the insults she and her husband Lord shiva had to face at the yagna, she jumped in the holy pyre.
Angered by this, Lord Shiva killed King Daksha and destroyed the entire yagna. Later he carried the corpse of the devi and started his dance of destruction- Tandava. In order to stop tandava, Lord Vishnu intervened. He cut the corpse of devi through his divine Sudarshana Chakra; because of this different parts of the body fell on various locations. Each of the place where a part of the devi fell is considered as Shakti peetha. It is said that neck of devi fell here in Srisailam. Book Tour Package to Bhramaramba Devi Temple Srisailam