so happened that once he went to the marriage function of a wealthy
man. There, by mistake he was asked to make sandal paste by the
purohit. He did. When the guests applied it to their bodies, as it
was the custom of those days, they experienced burning sensation all
over and abused the purohit. On enquiry, Venkata Bhatta explained
that he made the paste chanting Agnisukta, a part of the Vedas. And
volunteered to make it again. This time he did reciting Varunasukta.
It gave a soothing - ice-cool effect on the bodies when applied. The
whole congregation wondered at his divine powers, and high
scholarship. A miracle of miracles! He was given hundred varahas as
dakshina on that day by the wealthy man. Will it feed eternally?