worrying about it, he was advised by a pandit - theist to send his
elephant to Nanjangud for spiritual cure, explaining that a bath in
Kapila and prayer at the temple of Srikanteswar would certainly
bring back sight to the elephant; for, they are too sacred and
effect sure cure. As he was an enlightened ruler with immense faith
in God and respect for other religions, he sent the elephant and
made arrangements for its regular bath and due prayer services to
the Lord as prescribed in the scriptures.
a miracle of miracles occurred that cemented the faith of Muslims in
Nanjundeswara. After 48 days of bath and prayers with archana,
abhishekha etc., the royal pachyderm returned home with full sight
to the jubilication of all the court and zenana. It was a gala day
and the general rejoicing reverberated the palace halls in addition
to prayers to gods along with many presents to the archamurti.