cobblers living in Chennagiri and Basavapattana villages are getting the
massage, 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!
Another proof too corroborates this fact. This holy shrine does not have
structural provision for separate deity on either side of the Mula Virat, but
there is a separate individual shrine for Soumyanayaki, another name for Lakshmi
to the South west of the main temple. So, the Danakanacharya's episode gains
credence, though it lacks inscriptional proof.