he called for the
services of Nala, the son of Viswakarma, who utilizing the divine
engineering skill made everything -- wood or stone float, when
thrown into sea and constructed the bridge to the wonderment of all
worlds. It was during then this region gradually rose up in
prominence; due its association with the august dignitaries and
heaven-born celebrities like Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuma, Sugriva,
Angada etc. It was then Rama made the first Siva linga with sand for
offering prayers to Lord Maheswar; for, on landing here tired, he
was about to drink water, when Lakshman reminded him of his regular
practice of taking in anything after the darsan of Maheswar. At
once, he made Sivalinga with ,sand and offered his usual prayers.
Thus the land acquired for the first time a Sivalinga made with the
divine hands of Sri Rama.