managed to get paddy then and there and measured out the quality in the elephant
shed of the temple and gave it to the brahmin. but laid one condition that the
entire stock must be taken home by noon puja, else the state would confiscate
it. Poor brahmin could not find labourers to transport the paddy before the hour
fixed. He was helpless and restless. He did then a great act. He denoted the
entire quantity to God through a letter and left the campus. on condition that
it should be used for making palpayasam and offer it to God at midday puja. The
Minister's tact enabled the temple to get a huge quantity of paddy for daily
naivedyam, besides creating a new tradition of offering palpayasam to the deity
daily. It was done, and is being done with special ingredients. particularly
best milk. The word goes round that once the entire quantity of milk available
in that little town was utilized for making this special prasad for naivedyam to
the archamurti, who tasting it to his satisfaction started blessing the adored
munificently. So daily offerings have become very common in this temple. Odd is
the belief, so is the tradition.
: The temple lies in Amoalhepuzha accessible by four wheelers from Alleppy.