local belief current in this parts is, that a certain great sage
worshipped the Sivalinga here in the form of Kapota - dove. Hence
the name Kapoteswaraalayam for the temple. The Sivalinga has two
doves over the top. A strange feature ! An example of Sivalila !
There is a tank called Kapotagundam and it is believed that two
doves sacrificed their lives for the benefit of a hunter. One
serpent used to come from the tank and was worshipping the Lord with
great regularity. And from that time, the salaya authorities
introduced on the auspicious Subrahmanya Shasti,
a special prayer service, which is luring huge crowds every year.
It lies at a distance of 5 km of Rajolu in the East Godavari
district of Andhra Pradesh.