long ago, this place was a forest of Jambu tree (black-hearty trees) and one sage by name
Sambu was doing penance. One day, a beautiful Jambu fruit (white variety) dropped before
him and attracted his attention. The fruit appeared to be a rare specimen of exceeding
The Sage wanted to offer the fruit to Lord Siva.
He immediately set out to Kailas with the fruit and offered it to Siva. The Sage also took
a portion of the fruit.Immediately a Jambu tree began grow in the Saint's stomach
and, in course of time, the Sage was transformed into a big Jambu tree. The Sage became
very happy and prayed
to Lord Siva that He should take his abode under the tree. There upon Lord Siva advised
the Sage to go to the forest where he was conducting penance originally and continue his
worship. The Sage did accordingly and at last, after many years of penance, got the darsan
of Siva and his desire fulfilled. The Sthalavriksham is the Jambu tree.