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PATTISAM - VEERABHADRESWARA SWAMY AALAYAM

This is one of the Panchamahasiva kshetras of our Punya Bharat attracting Saivites throughout the year; the others being Kedarnath, Kasi, Srisailam and Kalahasti. Sri Mahavishnu with his consorts Bhudevi and Niladevi is abiding in another Aalaya called Bhavananarayanaswamy Aalayam.

The Sivalinga is unusually a big one, measuring about eight feet from ground and six feet from over panavatta, and three feet in circumference. It is excellently chesilled and feast the eyes with its hugeness and polish. In this same place, there is another Aalaya with the images of Arsiri and Punish. The belief is current that barren women beget- children, if they touch the thumb of the left foot of Anisri and maidens attain puberty, if they do likewise to the other image incase they are denied due to some bodily defect - a sin of the past life. This is luring the unfortunate victims throughout the year.

It lies near Polavaram, the taluq head quarters of the same name of West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

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