a blind man of 93 years, a washerman by caste engaged in temple services, nobody else was
old washerman was requested to describe the particular featuresof Manavala Perumal and the
description given by him tallied
exactly with that already given by the old man who brought the idol.
The washerman further said that he could
distinguish the ablution water of the original Manavala Perumal by its special taste.
Water after ablution of the two deities was brought separately to the washerman and, on
tasting the ablution water of the newly
brought, idol, he felt it to be of the real taste as he had tasted in the past and', in
great joy, he went on uttering, is our Perumal, this is our Perumal".
After this Manavala Perumal was taken to the original place in old temple and since then
he is known with the new name Nam
Perumal, meaning Our Perumal. As Nachiyar, the Goddess, had reappeared, was installed at
her appropriate place by the side of Nam Perumal. With the advent of the original deities,
a separate temple was structed in the northwest corner for the Mogul princess.