to legend, the parents of AdiSankara visited this famous temple and offered
prayers, observing austerities like fasting for 41 days for the birth of a son.
The All-Compassionate Lord choosing to be born as their son to reinstate the
falling Hindu citadel, granted it at once.
And accomplished his ambition by
establishing four Mutts in four premier centres of India. It is believed that he
came here and rejoined the deity-attained Sayujyam, though there is another
version that attributes his final disappearance at Kedarnath temple lying in the
snow capped Himalayas.