Sakshi Ganapathi Temple
#12 of 19 Places to Visit in Srisailam
Distance (From Srisailam): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Between Srisailam Temple& Srisailam Dam
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: This place is on the way to Sikharam (5 Kms) and can be visited together.
At a distance of 3 Km from Srisailam Mallikarjun Temple & 11 km from Srisailam Dam, Sakshi Ganapati Temple, situated between Srisailam Temple and Srisailam Dam, is one of the sacred spots frequented by pilgrims since times immemorial. The traditional belief is that the Ganapathi in this temple keeps regular account of all the pilgrims to tender Sakshyam (evidence) of their visit to this Kshetram and so named as Sakshi Ganapathi. It is one of the well known Srisailam places to visit.
The sculpture of this deity is exquisitely made holding a book in the left hand and a pen in the right hand in such a way as noting down the names of devotees. It is in practice that devotees during their return from Mallikarjuna Temple visit this temple.
Srinatha, the renowned poet of 14th Century in his Kasikhandam states that this Sakshi Ganapathi is visualized by sage Agasthya during his pilgrimage to Srisailam.
Timings: 6 AM to 9 PM