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Srī Kanyaka Purāna
“King Agrasena, who was a contemporary of Srī Krishna, was ruling a kingdom in the Āryavartam. He was a Vaishya. Some of the descendants of that king used to do business in the south. Some were staying with the families of king’s relatives in Brihat Sila Nagaram in the Andhra region. One relative of king Agrasena by name Kusuma Shreshti was ruling that region in accordance with dharma with Brihat Sila Nagaram as his capital. The Kusuma Shreshti couple were righteous people with good conduct. They were doing many good deeds like yajnas and yagas.Bhaskarācharya was the guru of the king and very close to Kusuma Shreshti.
“Jaganmatha took birth in their house as Srī Kanyaka Parameswari. Srīpāda Srīvallabha made a part of Him be born in their house. He was named Virupāksha. In the past, Ravana pleased Kailasavasa to obtain the Atma lingam. Ravana then asked for a mean boon. Per the boon, Jaganmatha accompanied him in Bhadrakāli form. The Atma lingam fell on the ground at Gokarna kshetram and got established there. My dear, the glory of Gokarna kshetram is great. There is a divine secret relationship among Vaishya caste, Gokarnas and Gokarna kshetram. Even though Ravana was killed, one part of him took birth in Kali Yuga as a king who was blinded by lust.
Amba expressed Her Bhadrakāli form in another way in Kali Yuga. Along with Her, some relatives of the king’s family offered themselves to the agni and expressed their self-respect according to the tradition of the kingdom of Āryavarta. Thus, Srī Kanyaka Parameswari reached her lord, Lord Nagareswar. “Before Amba was born, Kusuma Shreshti couple did many sacrifices. Kusuma Shreshti used to take milk and gold from only one family of their relatives. They had the house name Pynda. When you go to Pīthikapuram, you will meet a mahatma, a descendent from that family. Now you go to Kuruvapuram and have dārshan of Srīvallabha.” Thus saying, the great siddha gave his blessings to Shankar Bhatt and then disappeared with a luminous body.
Victory unto Srī Srīpāda Srīvallabha!
 Region in North India
 Name of an ancient kingdom where Vasavī was born to King Kusuma Shreshti and later she immolated herself. Currently the town of Penugonda, with a Vasavī Kanyaka Parameswari temple, is all that remains of the kingdom.
 Holy sacrifices
 The spiritual guru of the Ārya Vaishya community in the Brihat Sila Kingdom
 The Mother of the World
 The demon king of Lanka, from the Ramayana
 Srī Shankara, Shiva
 The eternal form of the higher self
 A temple town on the western coast of India in the state of Karnataka
 The ears of cows
 The Divine Mother
 Fire; here: self-immolation
 Name of Shiva
 Here: Yajnas
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