kshetra is famous for its thirthas too. Though river Tungabhadra,
the Uttarvahini is as sacred as Ganga, the famous thirthas here are
attracting the pilgrims due to their association with divinities.
The Papavinasini Thirtham situated near the Papaneswara Alayam is
attracting more, due to the belief that a single bath in it is equal
to the same merit as that of bathing in Ganga for one year. Sins
will fly at once. Ganikasiddeswara Thirtham is another, and it is
also associated with celestials like Gandharvas. A bath in this
fulfills desires, and the achievement that eluded seeks if bathed.
Hence attraction. Kubera performed penance here and was bathing
regularly in a Thirtham, now called Rajarajeswara Thirtham. And he
was blessed with the desired.