Kanyakas, however, begged of him to have mercy on them and save them from the curse.
Tevalar told them that there was a sage by name Pullar in the forest. He was a devout
Vishnubhakta. If they went to him, he would indicate to them the manner of redemption.
Hearing this, the Kanyakas went to the hermitage of Pullar. They related to him their past
and present history and prayed to him to save them from the curse. Pullar took pity on
them and promised to help them to regain their original status. He said that Mahavishnu
would take the avatar of Sri Rama and if the Kanyakas would get darsan of him, they would
be absolved of the Course. The Kanyakas were anxiously waiting for the arrival of
On the northern side 'of Pullaranyam there is the abode of Kanwa Maharshi. In front of it
flows a holy river. The hermit used to bathe in the river and pray to Lord Vasudeva for
divine bliss. Sage Kanwa heard a divine voice that, when Raghava came to the forest, his
desires would be fulfilled. From that day onwards, the hermit too was anxiously waiting
for Sri Raghava. In due course Rama with his army of monkeys arrived at this place. He
chanced to see the seven Kanyakas, who immediately got released from their curse and
turned into Deva Kanyas again. A hunter who accidentally came there saw Lord Rama
and received his blessings.