back the idol by plea ing the emperor by musical entertainment. Their plan worked out
successfully, and the dancing troupe of musicians could entertain the Mogul emperor
satisfactorily by their jangini dance.
The emperor was plea and offered a reward to the
troupe. The party submitted their desire get back the idol of Alagiya Manavala Perumal.
The emperor wanted to know where it was. The troupe informed the emperor that the idol was
with the emperor's daughter in the harem. The emperor agreed their request and permitted
them to take it away. It was difficult get it from the princess. So they planned to make
her sleep with the wonderful music, when it would bepossible to remove the idol.
Went on entertaining her with enchanting music as
a lullaby to induce her to sleep. When the princess fell asleep the idol was quickly
removed and carried fast to Srirangam. The Mogul emperor found the
next morning that his daughter in a bad state of despair at the loss of the idol from her
bed chamber. The princess was in
a love-lorn state and, when it was found difficult to bring her to normalcy, the Mogul
emperor sent her to Srirangam along with
a posse of soldiers under a commander with orders to bring the idol back. When the
princess and her escort reached
Srirangam they found the temple doors closed.