Nearby live the tribal communities of Jatapu, Porja, Kondadora, Nookadora, Valmiki, etc. According to them, the cave is a dwelling place of Lord Shiva’s and has a shivalingam.
During the construction of the DBK railway line and the Borra Railway Station, these caves were rediscoverd. One day, due to a heavy downpour, locals advised the railway workers to take refuge under a raathi godugu (stone umbrella). They led the workers to these caves, which were revealed after cutting of bushes.