Legend has it that Goddess Parvati created a Shivling using sand under a mango tree on the banks of
Shiva tried numerous methods to test the strength of the devotion of Goddess
Parvati and each time her devotion won. Vegavathy River
rose flooding the
banks, to protect the Shivling Goddess Parvati hugged it tightly. She thus
saved the Shivling. Touched by her devotion, Shiva appeared and married her
under the mango tree. Vegavathy
A unique aspect is that the Mango Tree yields four different types of mangos – sweet, bitter, spicy and citric.