the west of the Sobhanagiri there is a huge tank called Varaha Pushkarani, which is nearly
a hundred acres in extent.
On the eastern edge of this Pushkarani a Koneru was
constructed with regular steps on its four sides, with a beautiful small Mantapam in
The Koneru is two furlongs by three furlongs. Pilgrims who attend the Maghot- savam
have their bath in this every year.
It has always been the convention to bring water from this tank to the temple for the
worship of the Lord, which is known as Bindi Tirtham.
The tank is also being used for Teppa Tirunalla thrice a year in Kartika, Magha and
Phalguna when a floating car is taken round the temples with great public enthusiasm.
There is a popular legend about this Varaha Pushkarani, that Lord Vishnuduring the
period of his third incarnation as Adi Varaha dug this and hence it is named after Lord
Vishnu in his Varahavatara.