It is the holiness of this place that keeps sweet meats
and jaggery from the menace of ants and flies, as evidenced by their absence in
and around temple precincts though mandus of Jaggery are used to offer pankapuja
to the Lord; it is here in the dim past Hrusva Sringi, a prince did penance and
assumed the shape of an elephant before forming into mountain to be freed from
his father's exhortation to return home, giving up a life of austerity.
God's preference for jaggery beverage is not without specific background or
purpose benignant. The Almighty Providence through every seemingly insignificant
act liberates his devout bhaktas and ushers in jagatkalyana.
If the mysterious dark curtain is drawn aside, we see only the smiling broad
visage of that Omnipresent Lord wreathed in sweet smiles flashing at the sight
of his children being lifted by his depthless Karuna. This belief showers bliss.
: The temple lies in Mangalagiri, accessible by four wheelers from
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.