The learned Puthumana Valia Nambudiripad who was to officiate at the ceremony pronounced
this. The ruler, the various dignitaries and the vast multitude that had assembled for the
function were stunned and felt utterly disappointed at this. Someone even challenged the
Tantri to prove his point. It did not take Iong for the Tantri to do so, well-versed as he
was in mantras, tantras and Sastras. All he did was to tap with a piece of iron, at
the damaged spot and out jumped a frog and some dirt liquid!