There is an exciting belief current in this part
that this kshetra belongs to the divine
Gangasankaras alone, and they are the sole
proprietors of this entire holy land. They have
their abodes scattered here and there, but the
popular Sita Ramaalayam owes its existence to
the Omni compassion of Lord Mahadev. And He
had given asylum once to Sri Rama and Sita.
So they could stay here only for a while, like
relatives, but do not claim rights of permanent
settlement. Ironical it appears that this temple is
more famous and popular than Sivaalaya.
Queer is the belief, isn't it? Strangely enough it
is affording emotional relief and spiritual bliss.
Hinduism, though allows demarcations among
its sects, does not build solid walls of
separation. Siva and Vishnu are one and the
same, though they have individual bodies,
names and abodes.
This temple was built by Venkamma, popular as
Dorasani, related to a feudal dynasty. Though
not sculpturally enticing, it is grand and lures
devotees with several kinds of prayer services
and annual festivals. The Utsavamurtis were
donated by the neighboring villagers, when
found then during digging operations. It was
visited by eminent Peethadhipathis, like the
pontiff of Ahobalapeeth, and then special
prayers were conducted by him. To the left of
the mandir is situated an old Sivaalayam
requiring renovation, though a well-built one in
the past. Another Sivaalayam called
Gangeswaralayam built by Gonareddy dyansty
lies near this.
It lies in Bijinipalli mandalam of Palamur district
of Andhra Pradesh and APSRTC buses ply from
several points to this villages.