On Mahendragiri hill in Srikakula district, Andhra Pradesh, there is a temple for Gokarneshwara. There is no clear evidence about who installed the shrine here. But the temple was built by the ancestors of the king of Mandasa (the name of the place where the hill is located). Vasishtha Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni, the first and foremost disciple of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi once confirmed to Daivarata, one of his disciples, that this lingam was installed by Kartikeya himself and was worshipped by Parashurama. That is why this place is known as Parashurama Kshetra. In the Mahabharata Udyogaparva (176.31) it is...Read More
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