main entrance of the Navabrahma group lies at the extreme North;
there is provision for passage round the shrine for making
Pradakshana in the fortress like Prakara. The archamurthis of the
Navabrahmas - Balabrahma, Kumarabrahma, Arkabrahma, Virabrahma,
Tarakabrahma, Garudabrahma, Swargabrahma and Padmabrahma are
Sivalingas only. The nine aspects of Brahma are adored thus. This
uniqueness surprises one and all. The Jogulabma is the principal
goddess worshipped here, and she is one of the eighteen forms of
Sakti. She is equated with Kasivisalakshi in all aspects, and
is enshrined in a grand shrine, built in the agneya direction. She
is a synonym for Parvathi. The Bala Brahmeswaraswamy is the
Presiding Deity, and according to tradition, Brahma did penance for
centuries and was conferred the powers of creation by this deity.
Several episodes from the Sthalapurana are artistically carved on
walls and ceilings. Their visual appeal is great, and acquaints the
visitors with the greatness of the temples.