President of India Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the project “Development of Srisailam Temple in the State of Andhra Pradesh” at Srisailam Temple Complex, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. The project has been sanctioned and executed under Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
The event was graced by the presence of Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan, Union Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Y. Naik, Dy. Chief Minister & Minister for Endowments, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Kottu Satyanarayana, Minister for Tourism, Culture & Youth Advancement, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh R. K. Roja, Minister for Finance, Planning & Legislative Affairs, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Buggana Rajendranath, Secretary (Tourism) GoI Arvind Singh and other important dignitaries.
The project “Development of Srisailam Temple in the state of Andhra Pradesh” has been completed with a cost of Rs. 43.08 crores. The project is 100% funded by the Ministry of Tourism of Government of India. The components executed in the project include interventions like Amphitheatre, Illuminations and Sound and Light Show, Digital Interventions, Tourist Amenity Center, Parking area, Changing rooms, Toilet Complexes, Souvenir Shops, Food court, ATM & Banking Facility. These interventions aimed at making Srisailam Temple a world class pilgrimage and tourist destinations by providing state-of-the-art facilities for visitors. Srisailam Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati and the only temple in India significant to both Saivism and Shaktism.