he went to Himalayas and did penance for centuries, but to no
effect. Chancing to know the intention of the sage and his failure,
Narada counseled him to meditate on Brahma for solution.
Accordingly, sitting under water, he continued his tapas, Brahma
appearing before directed him to prolong it in Krishnaranya - a
sacred place dear to Srimannarayana to fulfilling his ardent wish.
Reaching this place and satisfied with its sublimity, he resumed his
deergha tapas and it went on for centuries. Pleased, Lord Sri Maha
Vishnu gave darsan as desired. Elated at his fuffilment, the
Maharshi solicited HIM to emancipate the pious, when offer prayers
at this place to that apurvarupa; and it was granted.
accounts for the Trivikrama image here raising the right leg above
the ground, indicating the measuring of the sky with His foot after
measuring the earth first. The Presiding Deity is seen worshipped by
Brahma on the right side, and on the left by Mrikanda
Maharshi,Namachu, Garuda, Ananta, Vishaksvena, and a host of other
celebrated saint poets. Another fascinating feature of the Moolavar
is, his holding the divine conch. in His right hand, normally
intended for Sudarsana Chakra, It is said that Mahavishnu in
ecstatic joy of pushing down the demon-king, blew His conch lustily
proclaiming to the world the necessity of His avatar and also
heralding to men and gods that they would enjoy bliss on offering
genuine prayers here.