Jamadagni who was aware of the powers of his wife understood that she had resoled from her
path and therefore ordered his sons to kill her at once.
All of them kept quiet, but Parashurama alone were so dutiful to the commands
of his father, which he carried out at once the cruel orders of his father.
Rishi Jamadagni was very much pleased with
Parashuramas filial affection, and asked him to select any boon. Parashu- rama
immediately asked that his mother be brought back to life.
Jamadagni told him that her head could not be attached to
her body, as it fell on some impure place, and he gave her a boon that the head would be
worshipped by all classes of people under the name of Yellamma, and the body would also be
equally renowned in the name of Bhudevi.
Thus, these two goddesses came to be situated at Alampur
and these are not seen anywhere else except at Alampur.
The last chapter of the Sthalapurana deals with the story
of the construction of all the Temples at Alampur. It is said that once there was a widow
by name Punyavati in the holy city of Banaras. She was a great devotee of Lord Siva. She
earnestly prayed to God to favor her with a male child.
The God, who was pleased with her devo- tion, granted her
the boon, and in due course of time, she gave birth to a male child. But all the people in
the village mis- took her and abused her for begetting the child whom had no father.
The child also, as it grew up, became the object of
derision to the others. The others, as a fatherless son teased him. The mother thereupon
instructed him to approach Lord Siva himaself and ask him for help.