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Srisailam or Sriparvata (Skt. Śrīśaila/Śrīparvata, “Sacred Mountain”), an ancient mountain pilgrimage town, is situated in the midst of Nallamala Hills, at an elevation of 476 m on the south bank of the Kṛṣṇā River in what is today the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The town of Srisailam, together with the main temple complex of Śiva (locally known as Mallikārju…

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Prabhavati C. Reddy, “Srisailam”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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