emergence of the tree and building of temple are awesome and exemplary. Though
the Lord of Seven Hills is the principal cause for its emergence, Lord Narasimha
seems to have replaced the originator. Is he not rudra swarupa? But, he is also
an incarnation, who saved Balaprahlad with a mere call. So calling the thirtha
kshetra. as Narasimha kshetra or Balaji kshetra is immaterial. It is an
indispensable visit worthy centre of pilgrimage of all India importance. Now
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glory of this Karpara Kshetra has been elaborately dealt with in the Skanda
purana and it is Narada who described it at length about the sanctity of this
place during his narration of the glory of the river Krishna. According to the
legend, there lived here one famous sage by name Karpara. He was a
Narasimhopasaka and led a pious life - praying to Lord Narasimha day in and day
out. Not satisfied with it, he did penance, propitiating his istadaivam Lord
Narasimha for long. When the Lord appeared before him, he prayed to him humbly
to abide in that place permanently to enabling him adore with great fervor and
also to emancipate mankind, wallowing in the transitory
pleasures. Pleased with the unique humanism, the Lord said AMEN! Since then ·he
Lord has been dwelling here and fulfilling the desires of true adorers to their
utmost satisfaction. It was exactly on the auspicious occasion of Karkataka
Sankramana this occurred. Deeming it efficacious, Brahma and Maheswar, along
with numerous Gods visit this place in the form waters and worship the Lord.
During that holy moment, the river Krishna overflowing its banks encircle the
temple and enter the garbha griha to offer jalabhishek, as it were. but humans
satisfy themselves with mere feasting of their eyes with that sacrosanct sight.
This unique awesome feature is luring thousands of astikas, and they are
worshipping the Lord with great fervor.