3 kms from Narsipatnam, on the banks of the river Varahanandi is Balighattam. Brahmalingeswara temple, said to have been built by Lord Brahma, at the foot of a small hill on the western bank is very famous here. It is believed that the river was created by Lord Vishnu during his incarnation as a boar (Varaha). The deposits of white clay in the river bed are supposed to be the ashes of a sacrifice performed here by Bali. Thus came the name Balighattam. The river flows from north to south for a short distance.


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