this Lord is the personification of compassion, and whoever prays to him with
genuine devotion, he grants any thing and everything. Moreover this
Bhaktavasankar takes upon himself all the responsibilities and undergoes any
privation in discharging the ardeous tasks of his children.
is an anecdote of his performing like a son the funeral obsequies of his
devotee, King Vallala. It happened - King Vallala a great devotee of Lord
Siva was without issues through his two wives Mallamadevi and Sallammadevi.
He performed everything that Sastras prescribed for Santanaprapti.
In accordance with the tenets of a particular Sastric injunction for child
birth, lie announced that he would give anything desired by the supplicant
when met. He implemented it to the last letter. His devotion moved Siva,
but decided to put him to set before fulfilling his wish. Anon he appeared in
the guise of a Sanyasi and asked the king to provide him a dancing girl. Vallala
in right earnest tried but everyone in the capital-was engaged by Maheswar's
ganas in accordance with his well laid out scheme.