He used to sit in front of the shrine in the mornings and disappear with the
closing of temple doors, and reappear just at their opening the next day. His
masculine vigour, youthful charm and saintly attitude drew the attention of the
visiting Bhaktas. The young women taking fancy for him cast amorous looks on
him, more often than not. Slyly and openly they feasted their eyes with his
unusual charms. Result! When children were born to those who looked at him long
for days, they resembled the young saint.
Men suspected and decided to get rid
of him. Somehow! The news came to him. Soon he engaged some skilled artisans and
made a huge image of an enchanting majestic bull and installed it at the
entrance. Now it is the turn for the cows to be fascinated by the extraordinary
beauty of the bull, and riveted their broad eyes on it, forgetting grazing even.
This went on for some time. Later, the newly born calves, bore striking
resemblances to the stone bulls lying at the temple. People realised their
folly. Sure, whatever the object the pregnant women fancy for, or concentrate
their attention on during their pregnancy, the offspring's partake its qualities
and shape. It is the same bull the visitors see and worship before offering
prayers to the principal deities.