spent the whole time singing in praise of Krishna's glory to the accompaniment
of Tambura. Despite a wall separating him and the Lord's image, he enjoyed the
sight of Balakrishna's diwamangala rupa seeing him with his inner eye. Can there
be any barrizr for the aniarchakshuvu - inner eye? His devotion pleased
Balagopala and so a strategy. After a few days, there heard an ear-splitting
sound like earth quake one night. And it stopped soon after making a crack in
the wall adequate enough to peep in at the image of Balakrishna in the temple.
It shocked the people, but surprised Vadiraja, who at once closing the portion
cracked installed a window to enabling the devotees to have the darsan of Lord
Krishna round the clock. Since then the window is reverentially called
Kanakadasa window. And to perpetuate this great event and honour Kanakadasa, the
tradition of looking at the presiding deity through this window before entering
the temple was started. Even now the Pontiffs too are honoring this
much-hallowed practice along with the visiting public.
hoary tradition of viewing through window was only due to the soul force of
Kanakadasa only. His devotion - soaked songs not only feasted Bala Krishna's
ears, but also filled his belly with a very simple gruel. the chief food of the
common people. His accepting it has bizarre background. Again it was Kanakadasa
who was instrumental for the induction of this tradition. Your "How"
is answered in the following.
: The temple lies in Udipi, accessible by four wheelers from Mangalore,