The government will establish a Shaivite museum at Srisailam at a cost of Rs 2 crore, throwing light on all aspects of Shaivite philosophy.

A 2.5 acre site has been identified on the north-west of Lord Mallikarjuna temple near the Telugu University peetham for the purpose.

Srisailam Devasthanam authorities will soon complete the formalities to hand over the site to the Archaeology Department.

P. Chenna Reddy, director, State Archaeology, told The Hindu here on Thursday that the museum would be developed as a “sculpture garden” with various temple sculptures procured from structures at Srisailam and in the interior forest near the place, which were found damaged and dilapidated.

Besides, other attractions would be added, all focussing on the Shaivite school of thought etc.

Work on the museum would be start in May.