are as many Tirthas here as in Kasi and hence this is said to be Dakshina Kasi.
Tungabhadra is a confluence of the two rivers Tunga and Bhadra.
River Tunga is the aspect of Lord Vishnu and the river Bhadra is the aspect
of Lord Siva. Hence the confluence of the two, which is the confluence of both Lord Vishnu
and Lord Siva is said to be very sacred.
There are two goddesses at Alampur, which are described in
the Sthalapurana. One is that of Yellamma, the grama Devatha and the other is of Bhudevi.
The story behind these, and the popular legend connected
with these is as follows:-
Renuka was the faithful and chaste wife of Rishi
Jamadagni. She used to bring water from the river Tungabhadra every day for the puja of
her husband, and she made out of the clay of the river Tungabhadra the pot in which
she used to bring the sacred water.
She acquired this power of molding clay and sand into a
pot, due to the great power of her Pati Bhakti. One day, while engaged in her daily work,
she chanced to glance at a king and queen who were bathing in the river.
Thiscaused a little amount of mental distur- bance in
Renuka, and this was enough to disturb her equanimity and hence she was not able, that
day, to make a pot out of the clay. She, therefore, came back empty- handed to the Ashram.