Once Agasthya Maharshi went on a pilgrimage to acquire Punya.He bathed in all the Sacred rivers-Teerthas-Pushkaranis and collected the water in his Kamandalu.with Satisfaction and Proud he was passing through the Hills of Ananthagiri.Mean while Agasthya received the nature’s call .He placed his filled – water Kamandalu on a stone and went .As per the Will and Wish of Sri Hari and Sri Vayu Devaru Indra was actually waiting in the form of a crow and Spilled the entire water of that Kamandalu.Agasthya became angry and cursed Indra to be born on this earth as a human man.
That Spilled Kamandalu flown like a river .As the crow has Spilled,Sri Agasthya Sage named the river as KAAGINA. Indra with repentance asked Agasthya what is next? Agasthya told that when Indra gets Deeksha of a pontiff he will get Mukti Liberation from this human bondage-that Sri Dhondo Raya took Deeksha from Sri Akshobhyateertharu.Sri Dhondoraya is Indra this Dhondoraya was none, other than Jaiteertharu.
Agasthya sage knew the whole thing through his Divya Drushti He himself took the first holy bath in that sacred river Kaagina His joy knew no bonds. All the Sacred rivers total accumulation is in the river Kaagina. Devotees take a holy dip in this River with that belief and thinking.
Agasthya is responsible for several water facilities such as TANKS,WELLS,RIVERS and PUSHKARANIS etc.This river Kaagina taking birth in the Anathagiri Hills flown through Chitapur,Sedam,Shahabad and Malkhed and joined the river Bheema.For the sake of Sri Jaiteertharu Kaagina is born.
Sri Jaiteertharu Composed Commentary-Proper Commentary i.e.Teekas to the works of Sri Madacharya and entered Brindavana while he was alive by the side of his Guru Sri Akshobhyateerthara Brindavana on the bank of Kaagina at Malkhed.The flowing lullaby of Kaagina is heard mildy.Jaiteertharu is Blessing the Devotees with Gnyaana-Vairaagya-Sacchastra.Taking bath in the Kaagina river means we have taken bath in all the sacred rivers.
We are grateful to Malkhed-Kaagina.
Sri Hariya Nemadali
Adakende Namma Purandarayaru
Andu Sakalvoo Hari Seve Yenni
Yendu Haadi Nalidaadihaaru.
Punya Phala Praaptiyanu
Bayasi Teertha Yaatrege
Horatu Yella Nadiyali Mindu
Sakala Teerthadi Snaanavanu Pooraisi
Aa Yella Paavanada
Sakala Nadi Neerella
Hemmeyali Santasada Ubbinali
Anantagiri Bettada Badiyalli
Nadevaaga Jala Baadhe
Atiyaage Alle Vandu
Kalla Mele Kamandala vanu Irisi
Sri Hariya Ichhe
Taave Modalu Punya Snaanavanu
Teekarayaru Acharya Granthagala