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 emancipate mankind, wallowing in the
transitory pleasures. Pleased with the unique humanism the Lord said AMEN! Since
then the Lord has been dwelling here and fulfilling the desires of the adorers
to their utmost satisfaction. It was 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 rivers 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 their eyes with this sacrosanct sight.
This unique awesome feature is luring thousands of astikas and they are
worshipping the lord with great fervor.