There are many interesting episodes connected with
the origin, course and confluence of this holy river. Scriptures embody
exciting accounts, and although they are at variance in certain factors, they
sing in unision about its glory and status with one voice, as it were. Tamil
devotional literature has elaborate anecdotes and it grows eloquence, since
Cauvery was the dear spouse of Sage Agasthya, their patron saint, instrumental
for their life and living in their entirety. The linking up of Cauvery with
Agasthya has different versions.