to hear that a famous Sivaalaya is without top, without entrance,
and the big linga enshrined in it has no doors at all too. It is a
topless and door less shrine, yet fulfilling the desires of the
agricultural community of this region, when knocked at the door, as
a matter of fact. Lord Paramasiva rushes to the rescue of His
devotees to rain boons, if they fall at His feet with pure hearts
soaked in Sivanama. It is a good old shrine and was visited by Sri
Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti pitha. As the presiding deity -
Mallikarjuna, the local name for Lord Siva is exposed to hot Sun
always, He goes by the name of Endala Mallikarjuna Swamy. It is a
worth-visiting ancient shrine of great fame.
It lies 15km off Tekkali of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.