about the temple on the western side, there is a small river running from the mountain,
which is called Silambar. The
legend connected with the origin of this Silambar River is this. When Maha Vishnu assumed
the Brahmanda Swarupa for
accepting the gift of land of three paces from King Bali, Brahma worshipped the Lord and
washed the raised foot of Trivikrama. With water from his Kaman- dalu. While doing
so, the diamond anklets (Noopura) on the foot moved a bit and water trickled down to the
earth. This water is said to have formed the river.
This sacred river is famous for satisfying the
desires of men who bathe in it
and is therefore known as Ishtasiddhi. It is written in the Sthalapuranam that Saint
Sutapada and Marichi attained salvation by bathing in the river. King Malayadhwaja
of Chandra Vamsa used to go every day to the Ganges for taking holy bath. Once while
going, the big shadow of the celestial car fell on the Varaha Mountain, which was the
abode of many saints then. By their occult powers, they made the celestial car land at the
place, when an oracle was heard stating.