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Tīrtha and Tīrthayātrā: Srisailam
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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 c…

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Reddy, Prabhavati C., “Tīrtha and Tīrthayātrā: Srisailam”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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