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BHAGAWAN OF MANDAPALLI
When they prayed to
the sages living nearby, they learnt the cause though their
tapassakti Sympathizing the miserable fate of the brahmins, they
volunteered to avert further ruination from the cruel brothers The
sages then met en masse Saturn, son of Surya Bhagawan doing penance
there to come to their rescue by killing the demons. When he pleaded
for time to complete his tapa and gait further strength for the
destruction of the rakshasa brothers the sages then gave their
Tapassakti to Saturn to accomplish the deed without further delay.
with the combined tapassakti of the sages Saturn entered the field.
Then struck an idea to him all on a sudden that diamond alone cuts
another diamond-deceit must be taught a lesson by deceit alone. So
he took the form of an aged brahmin and started going round the
pipal tree the visible manifestation of Aswartha. The wicked demon,
as usual gulped down the old brahmin No sooner did Saturn enter the
stomach, he assumed the real form and snapped the bowels to
fragments. Poor Aswartha fell down in his real form. An occasion for
great rejoicing! A boon for all the living there!!