rich past is studded with fantastic episodes and fascinating
occurrences that fill the souls with devotion, and minds with divine
knowledge of exciting type. The very name of Vijayawada along with
its derivation is quite awe-inspiring and wrings veneration, on
account of heavenly association it enjoyed in the beginning itself.
According to legends, this entire region was nothing but hard, rocky
with hillocks strewn across irregularly, and so obstructing the
perennial flow of river Krishna. As the hills were blocking its free
flow, the are a was inundated-unfit for habitation or cultivation.
Nor was the river reaching the sea-its destination. Then the
affected prayed to Lord Siva for free passage of water by making
tunnels in the hills. It was granted. The river started flowing
unimpeded, with uproarious sounds. Hence the prosperity-bumber
crops, over-packed safes and joyous living manifesting itself in
song and dance everywhere, in the region.