is another version popular in this region. Although it is identical
- much in common with the story of Daivakara Muni regarding the
finding of the recumbent form of the Lord, it differs in certain
respects. This generally accepted version substitutes the popular
Bilwamangala Swamiji for Dwaraka Muni and attributes the glory of
the temple to his extra ordinary spiritual powers.
It begins the
Swamiji was a great Krishna Bhatka and his austure life was a
modello Vaishnavates. His routine prayers and meditation were of a
superior type - he used to absorb himself in meditation for hours.
Once his dhyana samadhi was disturbed by a comely kid in shorts all
the articles of worship were scattered with great noise.
him annoyance. He opened his eyes to chastise, but where was that
chubby cheeked mischievous naughty boy? Disappeared! Swallowing the
anger, he again sat in meditation. Yet once again, the same
disarraying of articles and the same crashing sound. Incensed
he gate a blow to the child without even opening his eyes. Heard he
then to his shock, "I will not see you hereafter; if you want,
you can see me only in the forest of Ananta". The Swamiji only
then realized that it was Sri Krishna who annoyed him twice. At once
he ran in search of his Daivam. For days and days. His long search
took him through forests and plains, but the goal was not sighted.