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- TRIYAMBAKEWSAR JYOTIRLINGA
are many legends about this place. Here are the major ones. The
'story goes that Brahma and Vishnu were discussing the place of Siva
among the Trimurthis. As they proceeded, a long and unending series
of pictures of Siva's glory and the countless Was He demonstrated
sailed into their ken, and as such His image grew endlessly. Brahma
fancied then to find out the `adi' and `anata' of His Viratarupa.
When suggested, Vishnu accepted to go downwards to find out the
bottom, whereas Brahma to go upwards to find out the top. Forthwith,
Vishnu assuming the form of Varaha started digging to reach the feet
-- the bottom portion. He dug and dug - endless and timeless, but
could not. Deciding to confess His inability, He returned. In the
meanwhile Brahma, who went upward riding his mount -- Swan felt
thoroughly exhausted and determined to return and admit His failure
to reach the top. Just then He saw a Ketaki flower coming down. He
sought her help to give false evidence in His favour. It accepted.
Brahma then lied to Vishnu of His finding the top. Devendra and
others disbelieved Him.