As the water of Krishnabhadra, now goes by the name Pennar said to
have flowed down from the Kamandal of Brahma, while washing the feet
of Lord Trivikrama, they are held very very holy. Several accounts
narrate that they are more sacred than the waters of the Ganges, or
Triveni, for the main reason that they came down from the Kamandal
of Brahma, and moreover trickled down from the lotus feet of
They cure skin disease, besides purging off the
sins accrued from birth. Devout Hindus choose this place for
offering pindas to their manes and arranging
samaradhanas on large scale. Feeding made on the sacred banks has
special merits and certain months and days are very efficacious. It
is said that a touch of the water, or a sprinkle confers merits.
They are scores of Thirthas in and around the temple campus imbued
with spiritual powers and each has an awe- inspiring tale to
narrate. Illustrious persons bathed in them and sipped several times
to be relieved of the gross and dross sticking on their bodies, due
to living amidst sinful persons and acquiring certain objectionable
traits by either forceful cohabitation or unavoidable association
Several celebrated Maharshis and celestial denizens were
lifted by the infinite compassion of Sri Trivikram on this land.
Each thirtha has a story of its own and attracts the pious on
certain days auspicious, for several purposes like offering pinds,
feeding the poor, observing vratas and celebrating festivals. And
they are not far from the main shrine.