Mother Devaki's ecstatic raptures ended in streams of joyous tears. Could that
joy ever be confined for the bounds of imagination? Seeing her in that happy
abandon, Krishna snatched away from her the churning rod and the rope. This
rapturous moment was so enthralling to Rukmini, seeing all unseen requested her
Lord to make one image in that enchanting, tiny, naughty form for her worship.
It was done anon. She worshipped this with great ardour till her death. When the
Yugapurusha departed, Arjuna deposited this superb piece in Rukmini vana.Centuries rolled
into yugas; yet that was there concealed in the mud of gopi chandan, the natural
substance in abundance there, but used for sacred purposes elsewhere. It was in
Kaliyuga, precisely during Madvacharya's settlement in the famous temple, one
day, a merchant ship carrying gopi mud neared the shore of Malpe. All on sudden,
there developed gales and the ship was blown off into the mid-sea. The sailors
raised hue and cry for help.The volume of their pitch reflecting the horror
they were in, reached the ears of Madvacharya, who was then meditating on the
shore. At once, he waved his bark garment. And lo! the ferocity of hurricane
subsided, as it raised miraculously.