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to Sthalapurana, Vyasa chose this sublime quite place for his abode
after the Kurukshetra war and settled down with disciples along with
sage Suka. His presence lent special spirital grandeur to this place
and it passed for a centre of learning. During his stay, he used to
bring three fistful of sand from Godavari sand bed, after bath and
deposit it in three heaps which they became by his tapassakti
Trimurthinis-Sarada, Lakshmi and Gowri. There is a cave near the
main shrine called Naraharamalya, where these three goddesses are
worshipped. Another object that lures the attention of the visitors
is a granite pillar that emits saptaswaras when struck with a stone.
Yet one more it possesses is a tree called Oudambara at whose base
are placed the sacred sandals of Datta which blesses Santanaprapti
with mere touching by the barren.