This ancient Kshera has a hoary legend dating
back to Tretayuga and said to have been
patronized by Gunareddy dynasty ruling this.
region under hegemony of Kakatiya emperors of
great tame. The sthalputana embodies a
reverent reference to the emergence of this
archamurti. It records that the object of worship
of the temple - a beautiful black granite linga
with artistic finish and glistening polish was
installed by Sri Rama Himself and was existing
here prior to His visit. It was Swayambhuling
found under a regu tree called Albizzia in botany
receiving worship over centuries, and one
Desmukh,, the prominent feudal Lord of this
area built a small temple later.
This temple faces east and possesses all
essential parts, in addition to rooms for pilgrims
to stay overnights. The tower over the entrance
is adorned with Siva pattabhishekam images - a
speciality - Saivate images over the tower of
Vaishnavate shrine, thereby establishing that
there is no difference between Siva and Vishnu.
Many god-minded asthikas visited and settled
down here realizing the glory of the kshetra.
Among them, one retried Tahsildar
Narasimhadas deserves mention. He
contributed his mile for the furtherance of
Ramabhakti and glory of the temple. His role
was applauded by people and Cod too; for, he
lived a happy life thereafter.
It lies 8 km off Shadnagar in the Palamur district
of Andhra pradesh, having transport