Thursday, November 26, 2015

Parasurameswara Swamy Temple Attirala

Parasurameswara Swamy Temple Attirala

In Trethayuga, Jamadagini the great sage suspecting the chastity of his wife, asked his son to cut off her head, but the first two were reluctant to obey his orders. His third son Parasurama obeyed his father and thus incurred the sin of maticide. At his request  Jamadagni asked his son to make pilgrimages to holy kshetras to get rid of his sin.  Thus parasurama went all around the kshetras, but he was free from the sin only  after taking bath in the Cheyyeru Madugu and offering worship  to the g od Tretesvara.  From then onwards this place got the name Hatyarala (Hathya in sanskrit means to be killed and ralu in Telugu means to fall). The present form Attirala is said to be corrupted  form of Hatyarala. 
In Amarakosa, Cheyyeru is mentioned as Bahuda Saitavhaini.