A small temple dedicated
to Thimmamma lies under the tree. An account of this lady in Telugu
kept at the shrine reveals that she was the daughter of a Setti Balija
couple Sennakka Venkatappa and Mangamma, born in AD 1394. She was married
to a Bala Veerayya who died in 1434, and Thimmamma committed 'Sati'.
The banyan tree is believed
to have sprouted at the place where she ascended the funeral pyre.
The people of this area strongly believe that if a childless couple
worship "Thimmamma" they will have a child the very next
year. A big 'Jatara' is conducted here on the day of "Shivaratri" when
thousands and thousands of people flock here to worship 'Thimmamma'
on this occasion.