The holy kshetra - Dhamapuri conjures up sever fantastic sports demonstrated by
both gods and god men It is here lie many splendid monuments perpetuating the
glory o devotion and power of chastity. Fascinating legends are wove round the
mortals, who displayed spectacular soul power. The ruling king Dharmavarma
brought the highest gods by penance and achieved what he desired. Hence the existence
of temples and punya thirthas in this thirtha kshetra that earned
the august title Dharma Pitha and also Dakhina Kasi. Among the temples, the one
perpetuating the glory of woman merits first mention and instant veneration.
The story goes that the chat woman Satya vathi the wife of, Dharmangada
of puranic fame traversed all over Bharatha Khand and dipped in every holy
river to get rid of a terrible curse that changed her husband into a serpent. At last it
is her with a single dip in river Godavari her husband regained his original
human form. A temple that came in to existence began luring an unending streams of devotees that only registers the peearless sanctity of Godvari water, but the
power of her chastity was demonstrated to the world by her making a pillar of sand,
when people out of jealousy, circulated the story of her infidelity.