According to tradition, Agasthya bathed in this thirtha before the
commencement of his dirghatapas to get the darsan of Lord
Trivikrama, As his wish was fulfilled instantly, it is deemed very
sacred and assures one of Vishnuloka, if bathed. Bathing in the
month of ANI - the Tamil month is considered to very efficacious.
This has a long tale and holds out many promises. In accordance with
the Puranas, those who bathe in this punya thirtha are blessed with
health, wealth, strength, money, fame, power and what not. Above all
barren will be blessed with sons at it. It imposes certain
austerities on the aspirants, like bathing, fasting, offering prayer
services etc., and if done with all sincerity, they are assured of
lies to the south-west of the main temple. It has a special charm
for the pilgrims. The water is always pure, clear, sweet and sparkle
like crystal. It purges off sins instantly, according to the story.
So attractive always.
is credited with the association of Bhagawan Parasuram, the sixth
incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu. After massacering the Kshetrias to
his satisfaction, he came over here and did penance to atone, the
sin of killing indiscriminately many kings. A dip in it in the
Uttarashada nakshatra washes off all sins and takes him to heaven.