it throws light on the Lord's iron hand to the wrong doers and soft velvet heart
to the genuine penitents. It happened Manikyavachakar, a celebrated minister of
the Pandyan king, visited Vaikom in the capacity of a Minister for buying
horses, imported here from Arab countries, as it was a renowned harbour then.
Being an expert in the art of Aswasastra he had a profitable deal and purchased
several hundreds of horses for the king's army.
Soon after the purchase, he made
use of the temple premises for the horses stay without proper sanction from the
authorities, presuming that the royalty is above law, and his dignified status
would not be questioned.