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Once Indra was cursed by rishi Durvasa that he would lose all his wealth and prosperity. Indra rushed to Vishnu and prayed that he be blessed with good fortune. Vishnu said that that Amirthalingam churned from the sea would be shattered by Kartikeya and will fall in different places. If Indra could only find one of them and install them in a temple and pray, Lakshmi would favour him. As instructed Indra goes to Amararamam where one of the pieces fell and installed the deity and prayed. Lakshmi showered him with wealth and prosperity in return. This linga which Indra installed is in Amaravathi on the banks of the river Krishna. The linga is about 35ft in height of which 15 ft is visible and 20 ft is covered in the ground.

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