Paladhara Panchadara Overview
This is one of the places of Srisailam which is significantly mentioned in the puranas (holy books) of the hindus. Paladhara which means originating from the forehead whereas Panchadhara signifies Lord Shiva, words put together stand for originating from the forehead of Lord Shiva.

It is believed that the stream flowing in the small valley of Paladhara Panchadara originates from Lord Shiva’s forehead. The scenic valley also has two small waterfalls. Visiting this valley is fascinating for tourists as they enjoy the sweet taste of waterfall water.

As per the legend, Sri Adi Shankaracharya meditated and wrote  books in praise of the goddess Bhramaramba at the Panchadara before beginning his journey and so, Paladhara Panchadara has beautifully made statues of Sri Adi Shankaracharya and Sarada Devi at the venue. 

Location: 4 Km From Srisailam, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Timing:  9 am - 5 pm

Best time to visit: 9 am - 5 pm
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