to legend, a famous sage by name Dwaraka once, in the untraceable
antiquity was advised by Lord Venkateswara while lost in Penance to,
install his image in a temple, lying hidden in an apt-hill,
traceable from the position of an eagle sitting on a soap--nut tree.
He did. So this place is called after him since then. When the Lord
conferred boons on the ardent devotees, its importance went up.
Moreover, it is in this area lived acharya Nagarjuna -the Buddhist
monk of eternal fame. Many Buddhist relics testify to his existence
here, prior to his opening gurukula at Nagarjuna hill that drew
students from all over the world. Further this temple claims its
connections with Srimadramanuja, the redoubtable Vaishnava pravakta,
responsible for the propagation of Vaishnava cult. Belief is
attested by the main statue along with Padmavathi and Nanchari
installed by him and the traditions introduced by him.