So he decided to offer
a grand feast as it is done at Vaikom, spending some thousands on
it, when Lord, as belief goes Siva also would present and partake.
But the Lord of Ettamanuar advised him not to import or introduce
traditions of other shrines and he could give his mite in cash. The
King implicitly implemented the Lord's injunction - offered a huge
sum and endowed the Lord with jewels.
Along with them, he offered
this big size Nandi filling it with grain on offering due rituals.
Bhaktas used to take a few grains of the paddy from a small hole to
cure stomach trouble. This metal Nandi worked more than a living
doctor, and so has been receiving prayers by the visiting Bhaktas since then.