remain here with us to bless always in our spiritual sadhanas".
With a ready sweet smile, He sealed it with instant approval. Hence
Lord Mahavishnu is abiding in his ethereal form blessing the
asthikas in several ways. For a few more centuries this land thus
consecreted by the Highest God was not inhabited, but people in
their lacs preferred it for settlement after the installation of
Bharata's image in the temple. It has a fascinating legend.
story goes that once this area was ruled by a pious minded feudatory
chief called Vakkey Kaimal. He was a devout adorer of Sri
Mahavishnu, and led an austure life of adorable kind. One day, he
had a strange dream - he was awakened by a mysterious person and
hastened him to go to sea shore to find a rare treasure. On reaching
the shore nearby, to his surprise, he found four idols of Sri
Mahavishnu lying resplendent, conscreted by the bright rays of the
rising sun. They were that of Srirama, Bharata, Lakshmana and
Satruguna. Their size, sculpture, design set his heart dancing in an
inexplicable joy of a sublime kind.