asked him to turn that places into
a hamlet construct a temple in that forest and watch the bridge Setu. Sri Rama gave the
name of Setu Palaka to the hunter.
Hamsa Teertham. In front of the People tree where Mahavishnu gave his darsan to Rishi
Pullar, there is a big tank, which is very holy. It is surrounded by a number of
hermitages. In this tank Sri Narayana assumed the shape of a swan and gave Veda Upadesam.
To Brahma and hence it is called Hamsa Teertham (Hamsa means swan).
Chakra Teertham. There lived in ancient times
three mighty demons by name Mali, Sumali and Malyavan. Of the three, Mali and Sumali were
very cruel and they troubled the hermits, Devas and others very much. In order to put an
end to the sufferings of the Devas and the hermits, Vishnu repaired on his Garuda to slay
them. By using the ordinary arrows he was not able to kill them.