CC Madhya 9.15 (1975)
- mallikārjuna-tīrthe yāi' maheśa dekhila
- tāhāṅ saba loke kṛṣṇa-nāma laoyāila
mallikārjuna-tīrthe—to the holy place known as Mallikārjuna; yāi'-going; maheśa—the deity of Lord Śiva; dekhila—He saw; tāhāṅ—there; saba loke—all the people; kṛṣṇa-nāma—Lord Kṛṣṇa's holy name; laoyāila—He induced to chant.
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then went to Mallikārjuna-tīrtha and saw the deity of Lord Śiva there. He also induced all the people to chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra.
Mallikārjuna is also known as Śrī Saila. It is situated about seventy miles south of Karṇula on the right bank of the Kṛṣṇā River. There are great walls all around the village, and within the walls resides the deity known as Mallikārjuna. It is a deity of Lord Śiva and is one of the Jyotirliṅgas.