Mallikarjuna Temple Photos

According to Siva Mahapuranam, once Brahma (the Hindu God of creation) and Vishnu (the Hindu God of sparing) had a argument for prove the supermacy of creation. To test them, Shiva pierced the three universes as an enormous pillar of light, the jyotirlinga. Vishnu and Brahma split their approaches to downwards and upwards individually to discover the end of the light in either directions.