kshetra was nothing but a dense forest of sumptuous growth of tall,
huge, trees with thick foliage, pleasant to sight, and fit for
mediation in the past. Lured by its unusual tranquility, Kupilini, a
Maharshi of supreme spiritual powers, came down here with his
disciples and their families for permanent settlement. As conditions
proved very favourable they performed many yagas and led a
sequestered graceful life. With a view to enhancing the; glory of
place, he desired the eternal presence of Sri Mahavishnu here.
he performed penance for years, and it pleased the Lord by its
intensity and sublimity. He appeared before him and asked to spell
out his aspiration to be granted at once. Simple and sedate as he
was by nature and practice, he prayed to him modestly, "My Lord
you bestowed on me everything, so I have nothing to aspire for,
expect to offering soulful prayers to you eternally.