Srisailam may be a census town in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh . it’s the mandal headquarters of Srisailam mandal in Kurnool revenue division. The town is legendary for Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple and is one among the holy pilgrimage site for Saivism and Shaktism sects of Hinduism.
The stage is about for the 11-day Maha Shivaratri Brahmotsavams at the Srisailam temple from Thursday as nearly 10 lakh pilgrims from as far as Maharashtra are expected to go to the town. The devotees will need to adhere to Covid-19 Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), like wearing face masks, maintaining physical distance and using sanitiser regularly on the temple premises, said military officer KS Rama Rao. Separate teams are formed to conduct health screening and Covid-19 tests.
The Brahmotsavams will begin with Yagasala Pravesam, Shiva Sankalpam, and Ganapathi Puja on Thursday, and conclude with Dhwajavarohana on the Dhwajasthambham. On behalf of the government , Endowments Minister Vellapalli Srinivas Rao will offer pattu vastram to Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy and Goddess Brahmarambha Devi on March 8, the EO said.
As per the tradition, the Kanaka Durga temple authorities are expected to supply silk cloths to the presiding deities on March 6. subsequent day Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and Kanipakam temple officials will offer silk cloths to the presiding deities.Nearly 1,500 police personnel are deployed within the temple town for the festival.
Anantapur and Kadapa districts will provide security at Srisailam. The police includes two AR additional SPs, 8 DSPs, 26 CIs, 67 SIs, 239 ASIs and head constables, 649 constables, 300 Home Guards, and 36 women police constables.