Their steady influx
made once an insignificant place into a spiritual haven; miracles of the lord
were multiplied, genuine faith was rewarded and spirituality bloomed. The image
of Lord Venkateswara thus received due prayers and his glory became pre-eminent.
the Aswartha tree grew older and started drying up. Branch after-branch fell,
but before its final fall to the ground, it demonstrated to the world a great
wonder. It fell on the auspicious day of Narashima Jayanthi - the thirteenth day
of the bright half of Vaisakhamasa. When it fell, it verily revealed an
inestimable spiritual wealth which can be calculated and expressed in the
astronomical figures only - there were found in the hollow of the trunk
countless saligrams of different dimensions. Among them there was big one
weighting about five kilograms and it bore resemblance to Lord Narasimha. On due
examination, it was found to be an eight- armed Narashimha in his fierce aspect.