trace the origin of this Goddess back to Tretayuga and link it up with the wife
of Mandhatha, the illustrious ruler of Solar dynasty. Aidamma is worshipped
both by high and low class people. She is one of thirty two kinds of grama
devathas normally receiving tamasika puja. Though all of them Balipriyas, some
are Madhurahara priyas, contented with Naivedayam of the vegetarian dishes.
Offering coconut and harati is enough to win her bounteous grace.
temple enshrines a very big statue of mother Aidamma, in sitting posture
measuring eight feet in height. Its enormity and imposing stature, to gather with revealing fierce
need not signify her roudra and vindictive nature; for, she is like the omni compassionate
mother Parvathi and is liberal in granting boons and
succouring ready assistance, the moment she is pleased with true devotion. The
annual Sankranti festival is celebrated with unprecedented fanfare, when colour
and pegeantry reach the highest pinnacle. After this grandiose festival; the
succeeding four Tuesdays are quite auspicious and people congregate in large
numbers to offer special ritualistic worship.
lies in Nagar Kurnool of Palamur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh,
connected by bus.