Srisailam is the holy place, for Hindus because there are a lot of stories from the Puranas and Vedas which tell us the sacredness of the place where forms of Lord Shiva and Sati Devi are situated. Srisailam is the one place where one of the Jyotirlingas and one of the Shakthi Peethas (organs of goddess Sati are spread over India in various forms) are located. Mallikarjuna Swamy as Lord Shiva represented in the form of Linga and Bramarambha Devi as his consort revered here in Srisailam by the people in India. This temple has many specialties and many stories hidden in each pillar. There are many stories about the Lord Shiva and Parvati and their sons, Ganesha and Kumara Swamy. According to the Vedas, the upper lip of Sati Devi fell to earth at this place and treated as one of the eighteen Shakthi Peethas in India.
So, visiting this place is truly a holy and sacred affair for people. One must visit with utmost focus on deity without any distractions. Hence there are some rules that are to be followed by the devotees during the visit to the temple.
No western clothes are allowed inside the temple premises. Girls must cover their whole body by draping a Saree or by sporting any ethnic wear with a Duppatta for sure. Women are strictly prohibited inside the temple if they don't sport a duppatta or a saree. And when it comes to Men, the same rule applies. No western clothes and no shorts allowed inside the temple. They must be traditionally dressed up in Kurta Pyjamas or Veshti or Shirt and Trouser to enter inside the temple for Darshan. These rules are to maintain the cultural decorum of the temple.