is an ancient Aalaya with a fascinating tale. It was originally
built by Bhishma, the redoubtable Kuru Pitamaha of unparalleled
valour and eminence. The Sivalinga called Gangeswara Sivalinga is
is believed that, once an ardent devotee was advised by Lord Siva to
build an Aalaya for him in that sacred place itself, and if he
neglected His bidding, He would grow to unusual height. Fearing evil
consequence of disobedience, the people built forthwith an Aalaya
and drove a nail on the top of Sivalinga to stop further growth.
Siva kept up His word and the devotees were blessed for their
devotion. There is another Aalaya for Sri Rama here and it is
lies in Tadikalapudi village at a distance of 20 km to Eluru in the
West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.