pleasing or beautiful, Natha means Lord. Pergade built a temple there on the right side of the shrine of Dharma Daivas where Annappa installed the Lingam, established the performance of the daily poojas & the rituals & the festivals in a befitting manner. Theshrine of Annappa faces the Lingam of Sri Manjunatha. Thus in Kuduma, SriChandranatha, Sri Manjunatha & four Daivas & Annappa Daiva came to be worshippedsimultaneously at different shrines with common festivals. In Nelyadi Beedu, Heggadealone worships his ancestors & the four Daivas.In the midst of the Western Ghats, surrounded by greenery Goddess Annapoorneshwarimakes Horanadu her home. The name of the goddess means "Feeding one & all”, like theever giving & loving mother. The specialty of this temple is that everybody who visitsthis shrine is provided with food & place to sleep or rest.During the early part of Kaliyuga, the good earth was stricken by famine and pestilence.It did not rain for years. Even Brahmins were constrained to eat meat and the people wereon the verge of becoming cannibals.Jabali, the great sage was disturbed in his 'Tapas' by these troubles. Through his 'GnanaDrishti' he realized the root cause of all this. He found that Arunasura the 'rakshasa' whoescaped from death and fled when Goddess Durga slew Shambasura had increased hislife span by following the teachings of his Guru. He had made the people stop all yagasand yajnas as revenge against the 'devas', and this has resulted in drought and scarcity for years.Moved by compassion, Jabali desired to alleviate man's sufferings and decided to perform a yajna to placate the devas. He approached Devendra in haven with a request to permit him to take Kamadhenu for the ritual. Devendra informed Jabali that Kamadhenuwas not available but he could take his daughter Nandini instead. Jabali then went to Nandini who, however refused to accompany him to the sinful earth, which hadnourished such evil beings as Ravana and Karthivirya. Jabali countered this by sayingthat the same earth also produced such saintly beings as Ahalya. Nandini, however, was firm in her refusal. Jabali, in his anger, cursed that she be born asa river on earth. Nandini prayed for mercy. Relenting, Jabali advised her to pray toGoddess Durga to redeem her from the curse, Nandini appealed to Goddess Durga whoappeared to her and informed her that though Nandini would be born as a river infulfillment of the curse she, Durga, would be born as Nandini's daughter at the center of the river, and in the process, Nandini would attain purification. On Magha ShuddaPoornima, Nandini emerged as a river from Kanakagiri Jabali performed his yajna. Thedevas were pleased and the earth was once again green and smiling.When Arunasura realized that earth was flourishing once again, his anger knew no bounds. He sat in tapas and acquired a boon from Brahma that he would not suffer deathfrom any two legged or four legged creature or any destructive weapon. Brahma also blessed him with Gayatri Mantra, assuring him that as long as he recited the mantra hewould be secured from death. Blessed with these powers, Arunasura defeated the devasand conquered heaven. In their alarm, the devas implored Goddess Durga for help. Durgasuggested that they should somehow prevent him from reciting the mantra and then shewould find a way of destroying him. The devas sent Purohit Bruhaspathi to Arunasura,Bruhaspathi praised Arunasura's powers and questioned the necessity of his reciting amantra to another god. When he himself had risen to the eminence of a god by his ownexploits. Flattered by this praise. Arunasura gave up reciting the provocative mantra.