Sakshi Ganapathi Temple

Sakshi Ganapathi Temple

Sakshi Ganapati Temple


Srisailam played a dominant role in our religious, cultural and social history from ancient times. According to pre-historic studies the habitational history of Srisailam goes back to about 30,000-40,000 years. Stone tools of that period are abundantly found at various places of Srisailam.

The Sakshi Ganapati Temple is located in Srisailam, amidst natural settings. A black idol of Lord Ganapati or Ganesha is enshrined in this temple. The temple derived its name from the legend that the idol is the witness or 'Sakshi' for the devotees visiting this place.

This small shrine located about 3 km from Srisailam and frequented by pilgrims since ancient times. 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 is named as Sakshi Ganapathi. The sculpture of this deity is exquisitely made holding a book in the left hand and ‘Kalam’ (pen) in the right hand in such a way as noting down the names of devotees.



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Daily Arjitha Sevas :


Ganapathi Abhishekam :


In this Seva, Abhishekam will be performed to Sri Ratangarbha Ganapathi Swamy in the Mukha Mandpam of Sri Swamyvari temple and is at 7.00 AM daily. Further wife & Husband or single person will be allowed on one ticket and two Laddu Prasadams are being presented to the Seevadars.


Sakshi Ganapati Temple Timings :


Days Timings
Monday - Friday 6:00 AM -9:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM -9:00 PM
Sunday     6:00 AM -9:00 PM
Public Holidays 6:00 AM -9:00 PM



 Best time to visit Sakshi Ganapati Temple(preferred time)  :   06:30 am - 08:40 pm


Time required to visit Sakshi Ganapati Temple         :   00:20 Mins


Sakshi Ganapati Temple Fare Details  :     Free


Not Allowed :   Pets 




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Attractions normally visited before or after visiting Sakshi Ganapati Temple :


1. Phaladhara Panchadhara

2. Sakshi Ganapati Temple

3. Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum


Sakshi Ganapati Temple Theme :


1. Religious

2. Nature

3. Water Activities

4. Temple

5. Hill


How To reach Sakshi Ganapati Temple :


Air :  The closest airport to Srisailam is located at Hyderabad, at distance of about 232 kms from the city. Hyderabad has its own airport, which is connected to Vishakapatnam, Bangalore, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and various other cities of India. Taxi cars and call taxis are
available at the airport.


Train : Nearest railhead to Srisailam is the Markapur Road, in the Guntur-Hubli metre gauge rail route. The major broad-gauge railway station nearby is at Hyderabad at a distance of 232 kms. Taxi cars and call taxis are available at the railway station.


Bus :  Srisailam is well connected by Devasthanam buses and State owned APSRTC buses. The buses connect Srisailam with Mahaboobnagar, Hyderabad, Devorkonda, Mahanandi, Anantapur, Chitradurg, Guntur, Mantralayam, Tirupati and Vijayawada.



Sakshi Ganapati Temple Address :


Nallamala Hills, 
Srisailam, Kurnool, 


Google Map :




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