the request of gods, Lord Srimannarayana came to rescue the cosmos
by cutting the Sati's body with his Omnipotent Sudarsana Chakra into
numerous bits, which flying into different directions fell at
several places throughout Bharata Khanda - lengthwise and breath
wise. At the sight of gods standing in angali pose with Brahma and
Vishnu in the fore, Lord Rudrasankar turned into Bhaktavasankar. He
pleased one and all with his original form exuding compassion.
Before leaving for penance, he gave Punarjanma to Daksha and many,
who were put to death by Virabhadra. The places, where the fragments
of Satis body fell were made into Saktipitas. And Daksharama is the
twelfth among the eighteen pithas. She is worshipped as Manikyamba,
and the icon was installed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya.