Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is situated on the southern banks of River Krishna and dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is enlisted in the 12 Jyotrilinga temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Each Jyotrilinga temple has the idol of Lingam as the presiding deity. The manifestation of Lord Shiva is different for every Jyotrilinga temple. The Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple faces towards the east and houses the main deity, Lingam.
It is one among the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams. The uniqueness of this temple lies in the amalgamation of Jyotrilinga and Mahasakthi in one campus, which is one of its kind. It is the most celebrated and ancient temple in town. It was built by King Harihar Raya Vijayanagar.
The temple has carvings and sculptures in the walls, which adds to its splendour. It is one of the most beautiful and sacred temples in town, located amidst the majestic Nallamala Hill. One must absolutely not miss this on a visit to Srisailam.