year the jubilant Numbudri taking with him 51 paras of rice and other requisite
stuff for cooking, sailed to Aranmula and offered pujas to the Lord on a grand
scale meeting all the expenses incurred for it. The beat - thoni - carrying him
and the materials for feeding, were later called Tiruvonachilavu thoni. The
tradition of the boat carrying materials for Puja and feeding is continued even
today, for the devout Brahmin denoted all his lands to the temple for conducting
this annual ritual with all fanfare due.
Even though centuries passed since his
death, the tradition is continued in memory of that great devotee, thereby
illustrating the Lord's benign attitude to his Bhaktas. Moreover the old Bhaktas
installed an idol of Lord Parthasarathi in his new home at Kudamaloor and
prayers are conducted to this also by special priests to perpetuate his memory.