In Krutha Yuga, when King Suparshwa was searching for a suitable place
to do penance & get moksha, He came across this cave & found it suitable.
This was the reason to name this cave after king suparsha.
King Suparsha prays lord Shiva to bless him to do penance without any
hurdles. Lord Shiva appoints one of his ganas Bhairava to permanently stay
at the entrance of the cave to make sure that king’s penance is not disturbed.
It is also said that lot of Rishi’s and Maharajas have come to this cave to do
penance and one among them is Sri Sridhara Swamiji of Varadapura.
This is about 2 kms from the temple on Halli Holle road.
At the entrance of the cave, Bhairava swamy idol is worshiped.
A liitle down in the cave towards left are the 3 separate lingas:–
it is also called tri-shakti linga – kali, Lakshmi, Saraswathi.
Further down towards right is the place where King Suparshwa,
Adi-Shesha & Sri Sridhara Swamy did penance for months & years.
A little down into the cave, one can see the birth place of Naga Theertha,
which flows between rocks and joins the river Kubja near Kamalashile temple.