to Shiva Purana, when Shri Ganesh was married of before Kartikeya, and
because of this Kartikeya became angry, and despite being stopped and
consoled by his parents Shiv-Parvati, went away to the Kraunch Mountain.
Even the Gods went and tried consoling Kartikeya, but all their efforts
were in vain, because of all this Shiv-Parvati were very sad and both
decided that they would to Kraunch mountain themselves. When Kartikeya
came to know that his mother-father have arrived he went away. Eventually
Lord Shiva assumed the form of Jyotirlinga and resided on that mountain by
the name of Mallikarjuna. Mallika means Parvati, while Arjuna is another
name of Shiva. It is said that by merely seeing the tip of mountain one is
emancipated from all his sins and worries. The person becomes free from
the vicious cycle of life and death
How to reach ?
By Road : Srisailam is
well connected by State buses from all the important towns in A.P.
By Rail : The nearest
rail head is Nandyal on Guntur-Hubli road at a distance of 158 km. But people
prefer going to Hyderabad or Secunderabad and then travel by bus or car.
By Air : The nearest
airport to Srisailam is Hyderabadat a distance of 237 km.