Srisailam Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Homam
Relieve Sins of Pasts Life, Remove Stagnant Energy, Increase Energy of Body & Mind, Attain Salvation
Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple are the abodes of Lord Mallikarjuna in the form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Bhramaramba in the form of Goddess Parvati, is a famous temple situated at "Srisailam", Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva abodes here in the form of Lingam and Jyotirlingam is a devotional radiant symbol of Lord Shiva. The presiding deity is Lord Mallikarjuna is swayambu who is self manifested appearing with his consort Goddess Bhramramba is one of the 18 Shakti Peethas, in existence since ancient time. Lord Shiva iconic Lingam is in a symbolic form of firmness which is phallus by nature is worshipped by devotees as Lord Mallikarjuna with his comsort Goddess Bhramramba, also worshipped as goddess Brahmani Shakti with eight arms, in her Silk Sari Attire.
According to Agni Purana, once Demon King Hiranyakashipu did severe penance to please Lord Mallikarjuna and was blessed with a boon that unrivalled combat prowess, high skill in use of bow and battle weapons with the blessings of other gods. According to Skanda Purana, Lord Rama and Goddess Sita has worshipped Lord Mallikarjuna in Tretayuga. Once Pandava brothers has visited this temple and offered prayers to Lord Mallikarjuana during Dwapara Yuga. Also Great Sages and philosophical Saints have visited this temple namely Siddha Nagarjuna, Sage Adi Sankaracharya, Siva Sarani Akka Mahadevi and Veerashaiva Saint Allama Prabhu. Once Chandravathi, daughter of Chandragupta Patana, worshipped jyotirLinga daily by adorning it with Jasmine (Mallika) flowers. Lord Mallikarjuna appeared before her, blessed salvation, sending her to Kailash. This temple is famous for seeking the blessings to clear past sins, attain self-realization and ultimate well-being.
Jyotirlingas shows the light through radiance of Lord Shiva, where "Jyoti" means radiance and linga means "Iconic of Lord Shiva" and is a combination of light and soul in an non-human form. The Jyotirlinga is a form of Lord Shiva the supreme, out of which Lord Shiva appeared in another form "Lingodbhava", denotes the emergence of Linga, augments the sacred worship in a phallic form, denotes firmness, soundness, self-control which is the key to living of divine life to the fullest, which lead to Righteousness, Truth, Dedication, wisdom, Nature, Ultimate phenomena, Meritorious Deed, wholesome consciousness and fine plane of existence, fully attained. The 12 Jyotirlingas are:
Saurashtre Somanatham Cha Shrishaile Mallikarjunam |
Ujjaiyinyam Mahakaalam Omkarama-Maleshwaram |1||
Paralyam Vaidyanatham Cha Dakinyam Bheemashankaram |
Setubandhe Tu Ramesham Nagesham Darukavane |2||
Varanasyam Tu Vishvesham Tryambakam Gautamitate |
Himalaye Tu Kedaram Gushmesham Cha Shivalaye |3||
Atani Jyotirlingani Sayam Pratah Pathennarah |
Saptajanma Kritam Papam Smaranena Vinashyati |4||
Ancient Scriptures say Lord Shiva has first appeared himself as Jyotirlingam on the evening of "Ardra Nakshatra" has a special reverence to all Jyotirlingas. This is admired at the highest level of spiritual confinement and divine fulfillment, that the devotees can observe these Jyotirlingas as sense of light which penetrates through the earth. Performing Homam to Lord Mallikarjuna, is invoking the powers of all 12 Jyotirlingas, is a tremendous auspiciousness, as 12 Jyothirlingas are consecrated and conceived in a supernatural way combining the celestial powers of cosmic energy and forces of nature. On this day Ganapathi Homam is performed as an auspicious beginning alongwith chanting Sri Rudram and Chamakam and Bilva archana, followed by Lingam Abhisekam. This is a divine worship to 12 holy Jyotirlingas and the natives will be relieved from cosmic cycle of life and death. This Homam invokes power of protection of highest consciousness in life, twelve cosmic aspects lead a blissful life, free from strong emotions, reality of death, make you free from Sins of pasts seven life, bad forms, fears and frequent illness, Infectious disease, untimely death, free from all karmic influences, bless victory over enemies, comfort and wealth, life desires, attain salvation.