Legend has it that the great Sage Agastya was so enchanted and drawn by the scenic splendor and tranquility of this place that he settled down here and meditated. It is believed that he used to eat fruits and drink water from these mountains. He respectively named these mountains as "Darakonda and Teegakonda".
The deity Talupulamma Thalli is said to be a "Swayambhu" (self-incarnate). She is called Talupulamma Thalli because "the mere thought" (thalapu) of her is enough for the Goddess to grant boons for her devotees. The Goddess is so kind hearted, so compassionate that she doesn’t wait for her devotees to come to her. Just one mere thought of her and she rushes to her devotees and grants them whatever they pray for, ask for.
To access this Temple one must climb a long and steep flight of steps starting from the ornate entrance getaway that leads up to the sanctum of Goddess Thalupulamma Thalli. While climbing these long and steep flights of steps, the devotees halt for a few minutes at an intermediary landing where they worship Lord Sri Kailasa Ganapathi and other deities present there.
The devotees who come here, prepare their food (Prasadam), offer it to the Goddess, have the prasadam and then leave the premises after worshipping the deity. Devotees who wish to cook food during their visit and vehicle puja ceremony can do so as there are a lot of vendors, shop keepers who sell pooja material, fancy, cool drinks, ice creams, other food items etc. They arrange everything necessary for the cooking of the food and give them on rental basis.
Once the puja and food is over, the left out things are not be carried back by the devotees but are left behind or given it away to the local people. Unlike other Temples which close at 8:00 P.M/9:00 P.M, the Talupulamma Thalli Temple closes early at 6:00 P.M. None stay back. This is because the wild animals who inhabit that hillock at night.