ancient temple is lying on the very sacred place, where Tikkanna, a
great Telugu poet performed yagna before commencing the translation
of Vyasa's Mahabharata from Sanskrit. It was called Jonnwada, due to
the performance of yagna, another form is Jannam.
Parvathi in the local name of Kamakshi Tayar abiding here is said to
be very powerful and demonstrated her miracles on numberless
occasions. It was dominated by Jains in the past but later
Virasaivas occupied and ruled for a longer period, when many
Sivaalayas were built here and around. Barren women and patients
suffering from acute diseases offer prayers to the powerful deities
after bathing in the river Penna. The miraculous powers of the
potent deities are blessing them to their satisfaction. Hence heavy
lies 20 Km off Nellore town enjoying all transport facilities.