But one day-a fortunate day for
the world, as it were, the child taking the sacred saligramam put
into his mouth and started, babbling and stammering loudly. Seeing
him desecrating the sacred object, the sage lost his temper and
chastised him mildly. Taking the mild scolding for wild lashing, he
ran away saying, "You broke the promise. So I cannot remain
with you. If you want to see me, you can come to Anantakadu".
Realizing the folly, and unable to bear the separation, this
disconsolate sage went in search of that Ananthakadu. For days and
nights sans food and water, the penitent Muni searched and searched.
At long last, he neared the sea shore and found his darling boy
beside a big free. In his ecstatic rapture, he ran to grab that gold
mine. Alas! the child vanished into the tree. No sooner did he reach
it, than the tree fell down and assumed the shape
of recumbent Mahavishnu.