with Uma and Maheswara's sports and Sage
Agasthya's tapas, this kshetra occupies a prominent place in several legends,
and hence many versions are available with variations, aiming at the
glorification of the presiding deities through episodes of unearthly splendour
and glamour. It is one of the ashtadas a Sakti-Peethas. Legends narrate that the
wedding of Parvathi and Parameswar is the principal cause of Agasthya's advent
to Sonadri, an integral part of Sahyadri range of mountains.
listen to the legend. Lord Parameswar although felt elataed at the sight of the
entire Devaganas mukkoti devatas at Kailas on his wedding day found to his
dismay southern tip of
the earth was tilting to wards the north due to the presence of such huge
congregation at one time. And sure the south would be lifted aloft resulting
in a great catastrophe soon.