Shiv Jee | Stories-10
There is a Kanak Surabheshwar Temple situated on the bank of the river Gundlakamma, near Thrimella Village, Giddalur Taluka, Aandhra Pradesh. It is about 2 miles away from Thurimella towards West. Jamadagni, one of the seven Rishi (Sapt Rishi), sitting on the bank of river Gundlakamma, had started meditation for Shiv for many years with severe Deekshaa. First he did not take anything and subsisted only on fruits. After some time he left fruits and used to take only water but no use. Shiv did not appear to him. Ultimately he stopped taking even water, except taking air to lie and to immediate. Thus he did stem meditation.
Consequently fiery waves of his Tapasyaa spread into all directions and all living creatures were frightened. Some of the animals and birds died of the fiery waves coming out of his body. Life become very difficult for all living creatures on the earth. Soon Devtaa went to Shiv and prayed to Shiv to give Darshan to Jamadagni.
Shiv appeared before Jamadagni Maharshi and asked him to feel happy that his Tapasyaa had succeeded. Rishi looked at the divine from of Shiv who was standing before him and offered Namaskaar to him. Shiv assured Jamadagni a boon. Jamadagni felt joy and implored Shiv to keep Shiv's Divya Mangal Roop in that holy place forever. So Shiv stayed there in the form of Shiv Ling on the request of Jamadagni. Jamadagni used to offer Abhishek to Shiv Ling with milk which he obtained from the divine cow named Surabhi. But there was no temple for Shiv Ling to protect it from rains and the heat of the Sun. So Jamadagni thought of building a Temple, but he had no money. So he started shouting loudly a Stotra to please Lakshmee for financial assistance. Soon a golden rain was (Kanak Varshaa) showered by Lakshmee for one week.
Gold coins spread everywhere. Maharshi Jamadagni constructed a divine Temple for Shiv by using those gold coins. Jamadagni became popular among the Sapt Rishi on account of offering Archanaa to Shiv, with the milk of Surabhi and showering of golden coins. Thus this place become known as Kanak Surabheshwar Temple. Every year Mahaa Shiv Raatri festival is being celebrated gloriously here at this Surabheshwar Temple. Thousands of people from different places come to visit the divine form of Shiv Ling and worship Shiv to get his blessings.
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on March 15, 2003 and Updated on February 12, 2013