scriptures like Bhahmandapurana, Skandapurana and Bhimeswara
Mahatmya; and inscriptional proofs in many forms embody a great
corpus of valuable and authentic information on the shrine,
narrating its unbounded glory that establishes its reputation as a
Bhoganagara, rather than a Mokshapuri, making it a dazzling diamond
in the diadem of temples adorning the Bharatamata, since Dhaksha
Prajapathis time, and is called by many names such as Dakshatapovana
and Dhakshavatika etc. Its rich literary wealth takes the readers to
the days of Dhaksha, one of the Navabrahmas residing here then.
Though there are many episodes of its undiminished fame, it is
enough, a few are singled out for proper understanding of its
glowing past. The questions of "What" and 'How' of the
origin of Pancharamas deserve study, and that serves a good
background, rather better starting point of the story.