Another feature that commands
veneration is, although it is a Vaishnava Kshetra,
it houses in its sacred precincts, the famous Sankaracharya Pitha, one among the
four established by Adi Sankara himself, and it is called Uttaramnaya Jyotirmath.
Yet another, that declares its glorious catholocity is, that the Naivedya and
prasad given here are to be accepted by all, regardless of one's faith in the
presiding Deity. If anyone refuses, either due to stupidity, or bigotry, he is
deemed to be worse than a chandala - an untouchable, unfit to claim any
religious rite. According to sastric injections, one' who gives dana, be it as
piece of silver or gold in this sacred Kshetra, will never be bon poor in the
next thousand births. AN what a merit! How pious is this Kshetra! There are many
holy spots dear and sacred to both Hari and Hara in this land, though it is
predominantly a Vaishnava Kshetra, and there lies its uniqueness in Catholocity.