Moved by the
pathetic appeal of the sage, Lord Ganesh
looked at Trisuli, his powerful assistant. Comprehending its implied meaning,
cut the Yakshi into three pieces and threw them in different directions. There
arose then Goddesses from the very spots where her mutilated body fell. All the
three became pious kshetras later; for this Yakshi was an enhancing Gandharva
damsel in her past life. Grown vainglorious by her transitory charms, she
heckled at the short stature of Agasthya one day, when he was returning from the
temple after worship.
With a view to teaching a lesson, he cursed her to turn
into a yakshi with despicable traits. When appealed for his mercy through
streaming eyes, he assured of her original form at the hands of'1'risuli later.
As she regained her original form and glamour here, she took her seat here
permanently and started fulfilling the desires of her adorers. Visitors miss not
worshipping this deity after praying to the Lord. There are some more niches
within the prakara, like Vigneswara etc., and they are receiving prayers by
public on their visits.