place was called Niravadyapuram after the title Niravadya of the
Prince Vijayaditya of the Western Chalukyas. He built this Aalaya
after a rare incident that drew the attention of the people of this
region with awe and admiration. A cowherd once observed a cow
milking voluntarily over a thick bush. Curiosity roused him to
remove the overgrown creepers. To his surprise, he found a big size
Sivalinga. When reported, theists came forward to build an Aalaya.
The king accomplished their desires diverting huge sums of money.
The Aalaya is a big one with many parivara devathas along with
Rajarajeswari Devi, the consort of Lord Siva. When excavations were
carried out intensively in 1943, many idols, such as Nandi and a big
Sivalinga were found. And they are installed in befitting mini
lies at Nidadavolu at 24 km off Kovvuru of West Godavari district of