the garbhagriha there greets the visitors with a huge image of Lord Ranganatha
in the recumbant pose, but with a difference. Normally, Ranganatha's image is
adorned with Brahma seated on a lotus sprouting from the navel. In ere it is conspicuous' by its absence.
Another surprise that it springs up here is the
absence of Sridevi and Bhudevi ) normally found in all the Ranganatha temples.
Here strangely enough, the image of Mother Cauvery is installed at his feet in a
sitting pose with a lotus in her hand representing her adoration, and
Mahavishnu's compassion in receiving her into his Sannidhi without providing
space for Sridevi and Bhudevi, his own consorts. The image of Goutama is placed
near the archamurthi indicating thereby his vastalya and asritapakshapatha, as a
matter of fact. It only heightens his status and wrings veneration. This unique feature is a plus point not found
anywhere in the Ranganatha alayas existing