How Swarna Mukhi got its name?
Interesting story associated with Swarna Mukhi River Sri Kalahasti
In Skanda Purana, it is said that this Holy river once flowed with a sound resembling that of gold when struck with a hard piece and hence the name Swarna Mukhi for this river.
It is also believed that during the time of construction of Sri Kalahasti Temple, every evening, the laborers tired from a hard days’ work, would wash themselves in the waters of Swarna Mukhi river near the Temple. When they would dip their hands in to the water, they would often find gold coins. The number would depend on heaps of sand they carried from the river for constructing the temple. Swarna Mukhi means ‘One with a golden face’ ,
How Swarna Mukhi attached to Sri Kalahasti?
The elephant (Hasti) perfored abhishekam to the Lord with the water brought from the Swarna Mukhi River in its trunk after removing all the offerings of Snank (Sarpa) from the Idol.
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