did nothing; so God reached the spot safe, and the Thampuran who was
on the tip toe of expectation received the image with all rituals
due and it was taken to the newly-built temple ceremoniously. This
exciting event took place on the Moolam day of Mithunam falling in
June - July.
boat race on a grand scale is held every year to commemorate this
great event at Champakulam. The image thus acquired, was installed
at a propitious time on Thiruvanam day in Mithunam in 1613 A.D. The
Thampuran's dream came true. And since then, it is receiving prayers
by lakes of people round the year.
spectacular event took place in this great kshetra. During the
conversation with Bilwamangalaswamiyar, Thampuran earnestly
entreated him to show him Bhagawan Krishna. When questioned what
would he offer, if he could see Krishna in flesh and blood, the
Thampuran unhesitatingly announced that he would offer his whole
kingdom to God. Realizing his sincerity and piety the Swamiyar said
'Yes'. On the next day special pujas were performed, with
the Swamiyar officiating as priest.