|Each one wanted to
have the dancer as his own life partner. The brothers started quarrelling with each other,
which at last developed into a big fight, which ended in mutual killing. Brahma was
pleased with the performance of Tilottama and offered her a boon. Her only request was to
be in constant service to Lord Vishnu. As this was beyond his powers he directed her to
invoke Lord Vishnu by penance at Totadri so that her desire would be fulfilled.
When Tilottama narrated the events to her compeer in the other world,
Urvasi, she began to realise the folly of her pride and was only too glad to join
Tilottama in her penance to attain the merit of being in constant service to Lord Vishnu.
As Tilottamas penance was to start shortly, she also Joined her and they both came to
Nanguneri, met all the sages who were doing penance at Totadri, including Sage Vaikhanasa
who advised them to bathe daily in the temple tank and to recite the eight-lettered hymn
to Vishnu to achieve their desire. They were lost in deep penance till at last Lord Vishnu
appeared before them with his two consorts Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi. He said that
thenceforth they would be his permanent attendants, waiting on him and doing service to