other most adorable Devathas that attract the visitors are Yellamma
and Bhudevi, and they are much-sought after deities. Locals worship
them with unusual fervour. They have an august background, and are
associated with the Sage Jamadagni and Parasuram, the sixth
incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu, and this gave the kshetra the
hallowed name of Parasuramakshetra. It runs - Jamadagni, one of the
Saptharishis was renowned for his tapassakti and strict adherence to
moral code. Renuka was his ideal wife, and a byword for matrimonial
fidelity -Pativratya. She was bringing water with an earthen pot
made of sand on the bank of a river near by after taking bath in it.
Everyday a new pot. And this was the regular practice in the asram.
One day, due to her misfortune, she chanced to see Chitraratha-a
king was taking bath with his wife in the same river, a little
distance off her usual bathing place. As the jalakrida was a little
bit fascinating, she looked it for a little while longer. And when
she tried to making pot as usual with the sand, she could not, due
to witnessing of the amorous sports of Chitraratha. Chastity was
tainted - seeing intently such a sight, however distracting it may
be, amounts to loss of fidelity; so she could not make the pot
easily as she was doing.