EPISODE OF NANDI
crossing, after prayers to this divine lamp, the visitor goes to the
garbhagriha. Just opposite the Srikoil, there are two images of
Nandi, the Lord's mount installed on a raised platform in the
Mukhamandapa; one is a stone made and the other metal. This metal
Nandi was offered by the King of Chambakksseri under special
According to the belief in circulation, the King who
suffered from stomach pain came to the Lord for cure, when he met
with disappointment at all places. Believing in the Lord's abundant
compassion and that alone cures him, he mediated and worshipped the
Lord for 41 days, observing austerities enjoined. Miracle happened.
The ailment that could not be cured by the expert doctors with best
medicines disappeared sans doses and sutures.