The Goddess is the substantial force of Parashakti, which she manifests as the phenomenal and materialistic worlds. She possesses all elements of the physical cosmos and its extension beyond. Her holy name literally is the compounded form of the words Bhuvana and Ishwari, meaning Goddess of the Worlds. The tri-bhuvana (3 worlds) consists of bhuh (earth), bhuvah (atmosphere) and svah (heavens). Thus, even the Gods regard her to be the Queen of the Universe and the Realm of Beings or the Governess of Creation. Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is associated with Mother Earth, Prithvi according to the sacred hymns of the Rig Veda. In the Puranas, she is intrinsically connected with the Varaha Avatar of Vishnu. She is also the creator of Prakriti or nature.
Sri Malleswara Swamy Temple
According to one legend, at the opening of kali Yuga, Madhava Varma was the ruler of the area. The king’s son accidentally killed a poor woman’s child. When the mother pleased for justice at the court of the king, he ordered death sentence to his son. Satisfied with the king’s justice, Lord shiva felicitated the ruler with gold and both the prince and the boy were gifted with life. It is believed that the great sage Agastya, worshipped the shivlingam as Jayasena, whereas Arjuna worshipped him as malleswara.