uncontrollable exuberant devotion, Khara performed Kanakabhishekha
to Lord Siva - his istadaivam. Gratified at his unparalleled piety,
the Lord gave him another sum of ten thousand crore gold coins.
Pleased- with this unexpected bumper harvest, both performed
Kanakabhishekham to Mahavishnu. Soon after this Pingala left
Gurukulam with the blessings of Khara.
Khara resumed his meditation
later propitiating Lord Mahavishnu and Siva.
Overjoyed with his intense devotion, the Lord granted him a
Sivalinga, the very same holy one is now worshipped in this temple.
Khara in grateful memory installed Mahavishnu's image on the north
west corner of the temple.
And is called Balagopala statue, who with
his pranks and play would certainly abate the extreme ferocity of
Lord Siva. Whatever might be the cause, Keezhtiri Kovil is luring
devotees for an eyeful Darshan of Balagopala, whose childhood life
and plays send thrills in the spines of the beholders at his mention