Now listen to the legend. Pithapuram has the singular fortune of enshrining a
famous Shakti Peetha and Kukkuteswar Swamy shrine of immense spiritual
significance, beside possessing the legendary Padagsaya tank, says the priest
with pardonable pride. The temple complex abounds in many shrine dictated to Sri
Rama, Kumara swamy, Venkateswara swamy Venugopala Swamy and Kunti Madhava swamy.
It is a visit worthy pilgrim centre, famous in legend and history. The royal
family of this town made a mark by patronizing arts an letters, and their
contribution for the religious progress too i highly commendable. So its
historicity too is of no mean destruction to say the least. According to
Puranas, Mother Sati's organ fell here, when Lord Mahavishnu cut dexterously the
cropse of Sati, borne by Siva after Daksha samhara. It became a Sakthi-peetha,
and the deity is called Devi Puruhutika. This shrine lies opposite
Kukutteswaraswamy, the principal deity old the temple. What other unique it
claims, let us enter and see.