Sri Meenakshi Agasteeshwara Swami Temple -
Holy Sangam of Krishna and Musi rivers, Vadapalli,
Near Damarcharla,Miryalaguda, NalgondaAndhra Pradesh, India
Once a hunter was chasing a bird, the bird wanted to save its life. So it hid behind the idol of Lord Shiva by covering it with its wings. Lord Shiva appeared to the hunter and asked him not to kill the bird. Lord Shiva assured the hunter that he would offer his brain instead of bird. Then the hunter agreed to him and had the brain of Shiva by inserting his fingers. As he did so, holes were made on his head. Goddess Ganga rose out of the holes, soon after this incident. There are holes on the Siva Lingam in which 10 figures can be inserted. Even after taking large quantities of water from the holes, the level of water does not go down. Once Sri Shankaracharya visited the temple along with his disciples. They wanted to find out the reason as to why the water level was not going down therefore they tied a thread to a spoon and dropped it into the hole then it went deep inside and stopped. When they pulled up the thread, they found blood stains on that, then realised their mistakes and begged pardon from the God.
Unique feature of the Temple:
Shivalinga is always hold a certain level of water (Ganga on the Head), no matter how much water is removed.
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