modern Polasa town was called Poulasteeswarapuram in the past. It
was also called Rishipallai, due to dwelling of hermits in large
numbers. Once a rare Sivalinga was found here and a suitable Aalaya
was built later with the donations of the Philanthropic public.
There are many Aalayas built for Venugopalaswamy, Jogeswaraswamy,
Pochamma, Ekaviradevi, Anjaneya and the like, but
Poulasteeswaraswamy Aalayam receives top priority in luring bhaktas
and carrying on devotional activities.
Sivalinga worshipped here attracts all classes of people since its
emergence. Saivate gods are installed in well built niches and are
receiving regular prayers.
lies in the little town of Polasa, about 6 km to Jagaityala town in
the Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh.