it ended in a calamity-the officers due to haste committed a blunder. They
brought the mulavigrah alone leaving Mother Mahalakshmi's icon there itself.
This enraged the Mother. Natural! How can she bear the pangs of separation?
Later, the fault of leaving Lakshmi there alone came to light. Attempts were
made forthwith to bring the Lakshmi image, but were misfired. It seemed Mother
Lakshmi found unrelated at the insult shown. She would not be lifted, tried
however much. So, the Lord himself is making periodical visits to console her.
This is not an imaginary, or cooked up story, but a regular occurrence with
proof. Here it is - it is believed that a pair of oversize leather slippers
placed in front of the Principal deity - Kesavaswamy is meant for use in his
trips. The cobblers living in Chennagiri and Basavapattana villages are getting
the message in dream from the Lord himself to place a new pair, whenever the old
one is worn off. Forthwith, they make a new pair and reach the garbhagriha with
them to substitute, though they are not allowed inside on normal days. So they
treat the deity as their tutelary god and call him Chennappa endearingly. Would
not this wonder wonder at its emptiness before that wondrous Almighty's act!