this temple there is a beautiful image of Krishna as a child, sleeping on the couch of
Adisesha, the thousand-headed serpent, holding in his right hand the toe of the right leg
raised tip, as is usual with all children.
There is also a sacred tank known as Ahoratra Pushkarani. The legend gives an account of a
brahmin, Devasarma, in the lineage of Bharadwaja Maharshi, who was a learned youth. He
loved the daughter of Jaimini passionately and made violent overtures to her. She cried
aloud, Jaimini came to the scene and, noticing the offence, cursed the brahmin boy to
become a Krauncha bird.
The boy begged for pardon, falling at the feet of
the Rishi. Being moved, the Rishi asked him to go to Markandeya Kshetrarn on
transformation as a bird and to cling to a branch of the banyan tree on the bank of the
tank. He told him that in due course there would be a cyclone and the branch would fall
into the tank. When the sacred water fell on the bird, it would get redemption.